Australian Embassy

Passport and Notarial Appointment Bookings

The Passport and Notarial counters are open from 08:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Passport and Notarial services are by appointment only.

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Please ensure you have all necessary supporting documents with you before you attend your appointment at the Embassy.

Clients without an appointment will only be seen in exceptional circumstances. For further enquiries, please contact us at (Passport services) or at (Notarial services) and provide us with a contact number (if possible).

Latest news

Australian Federal Election

The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled.

To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Thursday 18 April (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled).

Early voting will begin at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi from Wednesday 8 May to Friday 17 May 2019, 09:00 to 16:30 each day (excluding weekends). Members of the public must provide photo ID in order to gain access to the Embassy.  ID is not required to vote.

Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at

If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.

Information in other languages can be found at

ANZAC Day 2019 Dawn Service

Australian Government’s new scholarship program: The Destination Australia

The Destination Australia program is the Australian Government’s new scholarship program to provide financial support for more tertiary education students to study in regional Australia. Destination Australia supports the implementation of the Australian Government’s National Strategy for International Education 2025. 

Risks in luggage and mail threaten Australian farming

Passengers arriving in Australia are required by law to complete an Incoming Passenger Card. On this card, passengers must honestly declare if they are carrying any meat or animal products, or other items that present a biosecurity risk. In addition to the confiscation of biosecurity risk items upon arrival, passengers who do not declare items may be fined or face prosecution.

Anyone sending items to family or friends living in Australia should not send meat products through the mail. It is important that overseas senders of mail accurately state the contents of articles on the international mail article declaration form. Read more here

Funding Opportunity: Innovation Partnership Grants 

The Australian Embassy calls for Expression of Interest to the Innovation Partnership Grant from Monday, 11 March to Friday 19 April 2019.

This Grant provides funding opportunities to help scale up already tested activities to address emerging challenges or opportunities in any sector of Vietnam’s innovation system.

Grants of between AUD 100,000 to AUD 1,000,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Grants will be available for existing partnerships or working relationships between Australian and Vietnamese institutions that can demonstrate an articulated pathway for scale or sustainability in Vietnam.

Potential applicants are encouraged to read the Grant Guideline and apply here .

If you have questions, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or email us at

The Innovation Partnership Grant is a key component of the flagship #Aus4Innovation program, funded by the Australian Government, managed by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), in strategic collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).

Visit to Vietnam by the President of Australian Senate

The President of the Australian Senate, Senator the Honourable Scott Ryan, is paying an official visit to Vietnam from 20-23 January 2019 at the invitation of National Assembly Chairwoman Madam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. Read more here

Australia’s largest military transport aircraft mobilised to deploy Vietnam's first contigent to a UN peacekeeping mission

Australia is proud to support the deployment of Vietnam's first contingent to a UN peacekeeping mission by providing Australia’s largest military transport aircraft C-17A Globemaster III to carry Vietnam’s peacekeepers and equipment to South Sudan. The C-17 aircraft left Ho Chi Minh City on 2 October 2018 and the second airlift, which transports the remaining military personnel and equipment, is expected to take place in two weeks.  In total, the two airlifts will fly the 63 personnel and 64 tonnes of cargo needed to support the first military level 2 hospital’s deployment to South Sudan. Read more here

Cao Lanh ‘Friendship’ Bridge officially opens

On 27 May 2018 Cao Lanh Bridge and its inter-connecting roads was officially opened.  The Bridge will directly benefit more than 5 million people in the Mekong Delta region through improved access to markets and services in Vietnam.  An estimated 170,000 people will cross the bridge each day thanks to the joint  Australian Government, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Vietnamese Government project. Read more here

Joint Statement on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership between Australia  and Viet Nam

Recognising that 2018 marks the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Australia and Vietnam elevated the bilateral relationship to the level of a Strategic Partnership, on the occasion of the Official Visit to Australia by H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Viet Nam.

Read more here

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Employment Opportunities

The Australian Embassy Vietnam employs locally engaged staff (LES) to undertake research, administrative and other support roles. All LES vacancies are advertised on this website. The Australian Embassy Vietnam is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from any qualified candidates for advertised positions.

LES do not have diplomatic or consular status, privileges or immunity. Wages and conditions of service for LES are based on local labour laws and local labour market conditions. Prospective applicants need to demonstrate that they are eligible to work by meeting the local citizenship and/or being in a position to meet work visa requirements. We do not fund relocation costs for LES positions.

Job opportunities are advertised as they arise. We do not accept general or unsolicited jobs enquiries.

All recruitment queries should be sent to

Current Job Vacancies

To view current job vacancies  and how to apply at the Australian Embassy Vietnam, please click the link below:

Current Job Vacancies

Temporary Employment Register

The Australian Embassy Ha Noi maintains a Temporary Employment Register (TER) which is open to candidates wanting to submit an expression of interest for temporary, non-ongoing employment at the Australian Embassy. The TER enables us to temporarily employ appropriately highly skilled, motivated and experienced individuals at short notice for short - term contracts.

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