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Australian Embassy, Portugal
Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Lisbon. Our contact details and other information about the Embassy are available under About us in the menu on the left.
Seminar on Exporting & Investing in Australia
The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising a seminar on Exporting & Investing in Australia on 23 September.
The seminar, which will be attended by the Australian Ambassador to Portugal Anne Plunkett, is supported by the Australian Embassy. For further information and registration, please click on this link.
Work and Holiday Negotiations – Australia and Portugal
Portugal and Australia are expecting to sign a Work and Holiday visa arrangement on 25 September 2014.
Once the arrangement is signed, it will be publicly announced on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website www.immi.gov.au.
Click here for further information.
Direct Aid Program 2014/2015 - Cape Verde, São Tomé and Princípe and Guinea Bissau - OPEN
The Australian Embassy is Lisbon is launching a new edition of the Direct Aid Program, the 6th edition in Cabo Verde, the 4th in Sao Tome and Principe and the 2nd in Guinea-Bissau. All eligible organizations are invited to apply.
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants scheme available to individuals, community groups and local and international NGOs, government entities, academic institutions, museums or other non-profit organizations working in development activities at community level and that involve the beneficiaries in the identification and implementation of the project. The project should focus at least in one of these areas: poverty alleviation, income generation, education, sanitation, health, human rights, good governance, rural development, gender equality, environment and ad hoc humanitarian relief.
For more information, open this document with the Guidelines to submit the Expression of Interest to the Direct Aid Program.
The Expression of Interest should be submitted by 22 September 2014 (Portuguese time).
Each project should not exceed Euros 7000.
To view projects that have been funded, please click here.
The Australian Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal does not process visa or citizenship applications. For clients resident in Portugal visa processing is undertaken electronically through the online ‘eVisa’ service, or by processing centres in Australia, or by an immigration office at another Australian Embassy.
For further information, including telephone and email contact details, please click on Information regarding Visas and Migration.
2014 ANZAC Day Celebrations in Lisbon
For over two decades the Australian community has marked ANZAC Day with a simple ceremony in the Lisbon area. For the past few years the ceremony has been held in the garden of the residence of the Australian Ambassador to Portugal. Here are some of the highlights of this year’s ceremony.
Travelling in Portugal
Australians planning to travel to Portugal should read the following information
International Women's Day 2014
- Australian Indigenous Art Exhibition in Braga
- Alick Tipoti wins 2014 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 3D Category
- The Cannes Film Festival jury awarded Australian actor David Gulpilil with the Best Actor prize for his performance in Rolf de Heer's film Charlie's Country
- Australian Ambassador launches Indigenous art exhibition in São Tomé
- Cultural - Alick Tipoti - Sydney Biennale
Other useful information
- Beware of Employment Scams
- Private companies promoting Australian visa services
- Notification of Australia's New Yellow Fever Vaccination requirements
- Public Holidays 2014
- Frequently Asked Questions