The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Level-5 COVID restrictions in Ireland require that everyone stays at home except for essential purposes. We are taking limited appointments at this time and only where it is essential. 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.
- Smartraveller information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions for people entering Australia
- Information on restrictions for travel to and within Australia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Information on the Irish government response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- HSE health information and advice
- Further information from the Australian Government
If you’re overseas and wish to return to Australia, we continue to encourage you to plan your travel home. However, be prepared for possible delays.
We know Australians in Ireland are increasingly frustrated by the difficulties in returning to Australia. We do not anticipate this getting easier.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents who wish to return to Australia and have been unable to do so, to register with the Australian Embassy or High Commission in their country. Please complete the registration process for each member of your family here.
Providing us with your details enables us to obtain a clearer picture of the number of Australians overseas encountering difficulties in returning to Australia. Please ensure you include any medical or other vulnerabilities affecting you or your family members in your registration.
Your registration does not guarantee we can facilitate your return to Australia. We will provide updates on developments via the social media and websites of your nearest Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate-General.
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]
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.
The Australian Ambassador to Ireland
Gary Gray is Ambassador to Ireland, taking up his position in August 2020. He presented credentials on 25 September 2020.
Mr Gray has recently been the General Manager, External Affairs at Mineral Resources Ltd, Perth; a Board member of the Australian Submarine Corporation; a Member of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority; and a Trustee of Telethon.
Mr Gray previously served as a Board Member of the Perth Astronomical Observatory; Federal Parliamentarian; Parliamentary Secretary, Minister for the Public Service and Integrity; for Tourism; for Small Business; and for Resources and Energy; Director of Corporate Affairs, Woodside Energy; Executive Director, Western Australia Institute of Medical Research; National Secretary, Australian Labor Party; and Assistant National Secretary, Australian Labor Party.
Mr Gray holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University.
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