Message from the Ambassador
The Embassy is located at:
Level 7, Avenue des Arts/Kunstlaan 56, Brussels 1000
Embassy opening hours
08.30am-5:00pm on weekdays, except public holidays (passport and notarial services are available Monday to Friday by appointment only).
ANZAC Day 2019
2019 Australian Federal Election
To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit http://www.aec.gov.au/. 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).
The Australian Embassy in Brussels will be offering in person voting. Early voting will begin on Monday 13 May 2019. You will be able to vote in person at the Australian Embassy between 0800 and 1800 from Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May. The Australian Embassy will be closed on polling day (Saturday 18 May). Photo ID will be required in order to gain access to the Embassy and entry is also subject to security screening. Please note large bags are not allowed inside the Embassy premises. Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at http://www.aec.gov.au/.
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 www.aec.gov.au/translated.
Australia-EU Framework Agreement
On 13 November, the inaugural meeting of the EU-Australia Joint Committee took place in Canberra. The meeting is an important first step under the Australia-EU Framework Agreement, setting a platform for tangible cooperative activities in future. Australia and the EU have been applying the Agreement provisionally since 4 October 2018.
EU-Australia Development Dialogue
The Dialogue was co-chaired by Mr Stefano Manservisi, Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) and Ms Clare Walsh, Deputy Secretary at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Also at the meeting were officials from DFAT, the European Commission and the European External Action Service.
2018/19 Work and Holiday visa program