Australian Embassy

Australian Embassy, Hanoi

Hugh Borrowman









Hugh Borrowman

Australian Federal Election

The Australian Federal Election will be held on Saturday 2 July  2016. It is now too late to enrol to vote in this election.

Early (in-person) voting will be offered at this post as well in Hanoi from Monday 20 June 2016. In order to be granted access to the Embassy and Consulate-General to vote in person you will need to bring your current Australian passport as identification.  There are no exceptions to this policy.

Opening hours for early (in-person) voting:

Australian Consulate-General, Ho Chi Minh City

20th Floor, Vincom Center,47 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, HCMC

Monday to Friday 20 June to 1 July

9am to 12pm and 1pm-4pm

Please note that the Consulate-General will not be open for voting on Election Day (Saturday 2 July).

Australian Embassy, Hanoi

8 Dao Tan Street, Ba Dinh District

Monday to Friday 20 June to 1 July (please note the Embassy will not offer voting services on the weekend of 25-26 June)

9am to 4:30pm including lunch time

Saturday 2 July

9am to 3pm including lunch time

It is now too late to enrol to vote in this election.  Online applications for a postal vote (for those already registered to vote) are available on the AEC website:  Your application for a postal vote must be received by the AEC by 29 June 2016.

Postal ballot material will be processed in Australia and sent to your overseas mailing address. The last day for receipt of postal votes is Friday 15 July 2016.

For more information on voting while overseas, please visit the AEC website or the Smartraveller website

A Declaration on Enhancing the Australia-Viet Nam Comprehensive Partnership

Viet Nam and Australia have built strong relations on the basis of mutual respect and interest. The relationship contributes to the peace, stability, cooperation and development of each country as well as the region and the world. Since establishment of diplomatic relations in February 1973, Australia and Viet Nam have developed a substantive, positive and mutually beneficial economic, political and security relationship, reinforced by warm and expanding people-to-people links. This Declaration on Enhancing the Australia-Viet Nam Comprehensive Partnership expresses the wish of our countries to look for opportunities to expand relations further in a mutually beneficial way.

Please click here to read the full version of the Declaration.

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New Colombo Plan

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to increase the number of Australians studying part of their degree in the region to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Asia and build people-to-people ties. The Plan provides Australian students with the opportunity to study at local universities for up to one year, as well as options for students to undertake internships with local businesses as part of their studies.

We are seeking registration from interested companies and organisations to provide internship and mentorship opportunities for Australian students in Vietnam. As a registered member of the New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network, businesses and other host organisations can access a diverse talent pool and support students in obtaining professional experience in the region. Please register HERE. For more information, please visit the New Colombo Plan Business Engagement site or contact the New Colombo Plan Secretariat on


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