Services for Australians Overseas
The Australian Embassy provides a range of consular services. These are contained in the Australian Government’s Consular Service Charter. Our area of responsibilities covers both Belgium and Luxembourg.
24-hour emergency assistance is available for Australian citizens in Belgium and Luxembourg outside normal business hours:
Dialling from Belgium: +612 6261 3305
Dialling from Luxembourg: +612 6261 3305
If you wish to contact the Consular section please send an e-mail.
The Embassy\'s main telephone number is (+32) 02 286 0500.
The Embassy is located at Avenue des Arts 56 1000 Brussels.
Getting Help Overseas
Travel Information for Australians
- Health care while travelling in Belgium
- Get the latest travel advisories and other travel hints
- Information for Australians travelling
- The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched an iPhone App and Facebook page as the latest additions to the Australian Government\'s Smartraveller consular campaign. The new initiatives aim to make smarter travel easier for increasingly tech-savvy and mobile Australian travellers. Read more
- Europe: Entry requirements: Schengen Convention
- Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on 7 October urged Australians to carefully consider their need to travel to locations where there is a high threat of kidnapping.The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reissued its kidnapping threat bulletin on locations around the world where there is a serious risk of kidnappings. Read more
Passports and Notarial Services
The Embassy in Brussels operates an appointment system for passport applications and notarial services. Appointments are available from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:30hrs. They can be arranged in advance by phoning the Embassy on +32 (0) 2 286 0500 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on applying for an Australian passport and current passport fees
Notarial service fees to increase from 1 January 2017
Notarial service fees will increase from 1 January 2017. The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased in 2000, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and the rising demand. The new fee schedule will be indexed annually from 2018 onwards, in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Notarial service fees can be obtained from the Embassy using the above contact details.
Online Registration for Australians Overseas
We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.
Child Maintenance International Enforcement
The Child Support Agency of Australia has developed factsheets to assist parents with international child support issues. The factsheets are available online and provide information for parents to manage child support arrangements when one parent resides outside Australia.
The Child Support Agency has arrangements with countries for the reciprocal enforcement of child maintenance orders. A list of the reciprocating jurisdictions is available online as well.
Selling or buying land or property in Australia?
Australian states and territories have rules in relation to land or property transactions in Australia. If you require a form to be witnessed and/or need identification documents certified, we can perform these functions for you (fees apply). Consular officers will not sign an \'Identifiers Certificate\' or a \'Verification of Identity\' form of any kind. This is a document sometimes required by the state or territory agencies, and it is to be completed by your Australian representative (solicitor, conveyancer etc). We do not advise you what documents you need to bring with you. You should check with your Australian representative what is required. The role of the Australian consular officers abroad is simply to certify copies of identity or supporting documents and witness you signing the forms necessary for the transaction involving the land or property. This information was agreed to by Landgate and sent to Western Australia representatives through information bulletin number 258.
Living in Belgium/Luxembourg
- Australian Citizenship
- Authentications and apostilles
- Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
- Dual nationals
- International Driving Permits
- Driving licences - also includes renewing/replacing your licence when overseas
- Living and working overseas
- Marriage overseas
- Marriage in Belgium. Australian Embassies have no authority to perform marriages in foreign countries.
- Police clearance
- Southern Cross
- Taxation issues
- Working in Belgium
- Working in Luxembourg
Australian Organisations in Belgium
A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services.
Returning to Australia
Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.