West Australian State Election
If you are eligible to vote in the West Australian State Election in March 2021 but are living overseas or travelling for an extended period, you are still required to vote. The only way to lodge a vote in this election from overseas is by postal vote, so you need to act quickly.
See this fact sheet or visit the WA Electoral Commission's website at www.elections.wa.gov.au for further details.
New measures for return to Australia
Following the decision by National Cabinet on 8 January 2021 and announcement from the Prime Minister, if you’re travelling to Australia you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to your airline when checking in for your flight at the departure point.
- This applies to all travellers five years of age or older departing on flights on or after 22 January 2021.
- You must be tested 72 hours or less prior to departure and present a negative result when checking in prior to boarding your flight.
- If you transit through a third country on your return journey to Australia, you should check on any local requirements at your transit destination and follow the advice of local authorities on social distancing and mask wearing while in transit.
- If you or a member of your travelling group tests positive, you won’t be allowed to travel to Australia.
- Exemptions to the COVID-19 (PCR) testing requirements will only be applied in extenuating circumstances such as where there is no access to testing.
Anyone who has a negative test result and enters Australia must still complete mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities in your port of arrival.
You can find a list of COVID-19 PCR testing locations in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang here.
Read more: Smartraveller | Update to new measures for return to Australia
For Australians returning to Australia
Please visit our COVID-19 Information page for the latest updates
For Australians in Vietnam
Australia’s travel advice website, Smartraveller, contains up to date information on the COVID-19 pandemic and specific travel advice for Vietnam.
You can also subscribe on Smartraveller to receive the latest travel advice updates by email, receive SMS critical alerts for Vietnam or receive a daily email with updates from the previous 24 hours.
The Australian Ambassador in Vietnam, HE Robyn Mudie, is sharing regular messages on our social media channels. You can view the latest videos on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to follow us for the latest updates.
Passport and notarial appointment bookings
Passport and notarial appointments are available from 09:00 to 12:00, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Passport and notarial services are by appointment only.
For Australians needing consular assistance
For consular assistance in Vietnam:
For urgent consular assistance outside of business hours, the Consular Emergency Centre (CEC) in Canberra provides 24-hour support for Australians with serious and urgent needs. It is also for the friends and family of Australians overseas.
For urgent consular assistance, contact the CEC on:
Visas and Migration
Novel coronavirus and Australian visas
The Australian government has announced measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the Australian community, including implementing travel restrictions. Visa applicants and travellers should view the latest information available on the Department of Home Affairs website.
We strongly encourage you to apply online for any visas to Australia.
Did you know, online visa applications are assessed several weeks faster than a paper application?
More information about Visa and Migration for clients in Vietnam.
Attention All Visitors To The Australian Consulate-General
- Airport style security screening is in place at the Australian Consulate-General.
- As a condition of entry to the Consulate, visitors will be asked to leave all sharp or dangerous objects, cigarette lighters, oils and liquids with the guards for collection when departing the Consulate.