The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking limited appointments at this time. Our ability to provide some services may be limited. We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need. If you require urgent assistance, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre, Canberra (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305.
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- Further information from the Australian Government
We continue to advise Australians who wish to return home to do so as soon as possible by commercial means. There are commercial options to fly from Ireland to Australia. There are no plans for repatriation flights from Ireland to Australia.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inviting Australians to register with the Embassy to assist with our consular planning. We ask Australian citizens to email the embassy at [email protected] with the following information:
- Your full name:
- Your location: (city/country/country)
- Your citizenship(s):
- Your phone number and/or E-mail:
- Your passport number:
- Your date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY):
- Your situation in Ireland (resident/visitor – are you planning to stay, leave or unsure)
- Any additional information you think might be useful
Welcome to the Australian Embassy Ireland
The Embassy’s role is to promote Australia’s interests in Ireland, and build on the extremely warm, friendly and productive relationship between our countries.
We also provide consular help and advice to Australians in Ireland, pass on news on upcoming events in Australia and in Ireland, and issue over 1000 Australian passports annually.
We are continually looking to update our website to make it more accessible, and to highlight the huge range of activities that go on between our two countries all the time – whether visits at the top of government, the growing number of business dealings, or sporting, cultural and educational exchanges. We are a small team, and can’t get to everything, but we want to support as much of this activity as possible.
We also publish a monthly Embassy Newsletter - Aussie Eire Waves. An online version is accessible via the News and Media Menu at the top of our webpage or you can subscribe to receive the newsletter via email here.
So if you know of anything that’s about to happen in Ireland that is related to Australia – or if you’d just like to give us some feedback on how we’re doing – don’t hesitate to drop us a line on a[email protected]
Vacancies: We are reviewing all applications received for vacancies at the Embassy and shortlisting for interview. This process will take longer than planned as we also manage our response to COVID-19. We intend to conduct an initial interview by video-conferencing and will be in touch with shortlisted candidates to discuss options.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs is monitoring the global Coronavirus situation closely. The latest travel advice can be found on the Smartraveller website and the Department of Home Affairs website. We would advise travellers to monitor the websites regularly and stay in touch with your airlines for any further updates.
The National Coronavirus Health Information Line in Australia (1800 020 080) provides public health and situation information on the COVID-19 outbreak. This is available 24/7 including with translation support.
Messages from the Australian Embassy to Ireland
A message to Australians in Ireland:
A message to the peoples of Ireland:
We at the Embassy thank all of you for your messages of condolence, sympathy and support.
We have received a large number of enquires asking about organisations that are receiving donations. The following Australian charities are accepting donations for bushfire relief:
- Australian Red Cross: www.redcross.org.au
- The Salvation Army: www.salvationarmy.org.au
- St Vincent de Paul: www.vinnies.org.au
- NSW Rural Fire Service: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
- Country Fire Association of Victoria: www.cfa.vic.gov.au
- South Australia Country Fire Service: www.cfsfoundation.org.au
- Wires (injured animals): www.wires.org.au
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