The Australian Embassy, located in the capital of Vientiane, offers a comprehensive range of services to Australian citizens, administers the Australian development assistance program to Laos, provides advice to Australian businesses, manages the formal bilateral relationship between Australia and Laos and provides a visa service for people in Laos planning to travel to Australia. (Link Travel Advice for Laos)
From 1 December 2017 the frequent traveller passport will be discontinued from 1 December 2017. In its place, we are introducing a replacement passport option for adult passport holders whose passport is full but still has over two years validity remaining (reduced fee applies). The replacement passport has 34 pages and the same expiry date as the passport being replaced. This change reflects the overall decline in demand for frequent traveller passports as more countries issue electronic visas.
If you are in Australia and require a replacement passport, you can apply using our online application. If you are overseas, you can apply for a replacement passport at your nearest Australian diplomatic mission from 1 December 2017.
For further information visit the following link: https://www.passports.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx
Lao women join international peers at the 2018 Global Summit of Women in Sydney, Australia
As part of its commitment to promoting women’s leadership in Laos, the Australian Government has supported 10 high-achieving Lao women to participate in the 2018 Global Summit of Women in Sydney, Australia, which brought together 1,000 women leaders from around the world over 26-28 April to discuss methods to accelerate women’s global economic progress.
“Australia, particularly Sydney, has a vibrant women’s entrepreneurial community and some incredible female role models” said Australian Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Mr Jean-Bernard Carrasco. “The 2018 Global Summit of Women provided a great opportunity for Australian women to share their experiences with international peers, and we are proud to have been able to support the participation of 10 future female leaders from Laos.” Read more
Northern Australia to share primary education experience with Laos
Northern Australia faces similar primary education challenges to Laos, including remote locations, multi-grade classrooms and language barriers. Through a new program funded by the Australian Government, 15 officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) will have the opportunity to learn from Australia’s experience, bringing tried and tested practices back to Laos to improve primary education systems and quality. Read more