The Australian Embassy represents the Australian Government in Vietnam and is led by Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr Andrew Goledzinowski
Embassy staff deal with a range of matters, including diplomatic relations, trade and two-way investment, education, security cooperation, policing, immigration and development cooperation.
The Embassy hosts a number of Australian Government agencies, including the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Defence, Home Affairs, Education, and Agriculture; the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade); the Australian Federal Police; and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. All work together to promote Australia's interests in Vietnam.
The Embassy aims to strengthen Australia’s position as an enduring partner and friend of Vietnam. It seeks to elevate Australia’s reputation as an open and inclusive country with knowledge and expertise to share, and as an attractive place to study, live, visit and invest.
The Embassy also provides consular services for Australians living in and travelling through Vietnam, and is responsible for Australian passports, entry clearances and visas to enter Australia.
The Australian Government is also represented by a Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City.
Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam
Mr Goledzinowski is a senior career diplomat and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, Southeast Asia Regional Division; He has previously served overseas as Australia’s High Commissioner to Malaysia (2018-2021); Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York (2008-2011); Deputy Head of Mission, United Nations Permanent Mission, Geneva (1998-2000). He also worked as Head of World Bank Office, Baghdad (2004); Senior Official, Coalition Provisional Authority United States Department of Defence, Baghdad (2003-2004); and Chief of Staff, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva (2000-2002).
In Canberra he served with DFAT as Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking (2014-2017); Assistant Secretary, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia Branch (2012-2014); Assistant Secretary, Pacific Regional and New Zealand Branch (2011-2012); Assistant Secretary, International Organisations Branch (2007-2008); Senior Adviser, Foreign Minister’s Office (2006-2007); Assistant Secretary, Counter Terrorism Branch (2004-2006). Mr Goledzinowski holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Jurisprudence from the University of New South Wales.