Australian Embassy
Belgium, Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union and NATO

Message from the Ambassador
Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Brussels. I hope you find it informative.  Our role is to promote Australia's interests with the European Union, NATO and in Belgium and Luxembourg. We also provide a range of services to Australians.

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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).

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24-hour emergency assistance for Australian citizens outside normal business hours

 

2019 Australian Federal Election
The date for the 2019 Australian federal election has not yet been announced.

The Australian Embassy in Brussels will be offering in person voting for the 2019 Australian federal election. 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.

For information on enrolling and voting while overseas, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at www.aec.gov.au/overseas.

If you wish to vote in the federal election you must be enrolled. To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au.

For updates on the election please check the AEC’s website, the AEC’s Twitter account

To keep up to date on voting hours and locations (as these could be subject to change), please follow the Embassy’s Facebook Page or its Twitter account.

Australia-EU Framework Agreement
The Framework Agreement between the European Union and Australia will enhance cooperation between Australia and the EU to tackle challenges in foreign and security policy, sustainable development, climate change, and economic and trade matters. It was signed by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop at Manila, Philippines, on 7 August 2017. With the Agreement, Australia and the EU have agreed to strengthen their strategic relationship and intensify cooperation at the bilateral, regional and global levels, on the basis of shared values and common interests.

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
On 6 February 2019 the EU and Australia discussed stepping up their joint efforts in a number of development areas during their latest Development Dialogue in Brussels.  This was the third Development Dialogue and the first since the provisional entry into force of the Australia-EU Framework Agreement.  

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
The new program year for Work and Holiday visa applications commenced on 1 July 2018 for Luxembourgers.  We are pleased to announce that the Department of Home Affairs is moving to mandatory online lodgement for Work and Holiday visa applications on 17 November 2018. This will make it faster and easier for you to lodge a Work and Holiday visa application for Australia. For more information on applying and updated application charges, please see: http://germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/Visas_and_Migration.html  
For Belgians wanting to apply for a Working Holiday visa, please see https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/417-.

 

 
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