The Australian Embassy represents the Australian Government in Vietnam and is led by Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Ms Robyn Mudie.
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
Ms Mudie is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently the founding Executive Director of the Diplomatic Academy. She has previously served overseas as Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives; Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Geneva); First Secretary, UN Permanent Mission, New York; and Second Secretary, Hanoi. In Canberra Ms Mudie has served as Assistant Secretary, Public Diplomacy Branch; Assistant Secretary, Information Resources Branch; and Director, Strategic Policy Section.
Ms Mudie holds a Master of Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Hull; Bachelor of Arts (Honours), from the University of Adelaide; and a Graduate Diploma (Foreign Affairs and Trade) from the Australian National University. Ms Mudie is a Vietnamese speaker who has studied Vietnamese at the RAAF School of Languages (1992), the Foreign Languages School, Hanoi (1993) and the Diplomatic Academy (2019).
Ms Mudie is married with two sons.