Australian Embassy
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Km 4, Thadeua Road, Watnak (P.O. Box 292)

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.
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Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

For enquiries regarding the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey please refer to the ABS website: HERE or contact the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Information Line by calling: 1800 572 113 or +61 2 6252 52 62 from overseas (Charges apply). The Information Line is open seven days a week, from 8am to 8pm (AEST).

We note, the ABS processes for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey have been updated to provide additional information for eligible Australians overseas who may not be able to complete a postal survey.  Please refer to the ABS website for further details

Australia confers 65th Anniversary Awards

Australia’s Ambassador on December 7 farewelled the latest 40 high-achieving Lao men and women who have received Australia Awards scholarships to study at Australian universities starting in 2018.  The scholars, who come from the public and private sector and civil society, join a prominent group of over 1,200 Lao citizens who have received scholarships to study in Australia and returned to Laos with world-leading tertiary qualifications. (Read more )

Australia confers 65th Anniversary Awards

Australia has conferred special bilateral awards on two Lao Ministers at a 27 November dinner in Vientiane to help mark the 65th anniversary of Laos-Australia relations in 2017. (Read more )


Australian New Colombo Plan students flock to Laos

The connections between future Lao and Australian leaders will receive a boost in 2017-18, when double the number of Australian New Colombo Plan students will complete study visits to Laos compared to last year. Seventy-five new young Australians from five different universities will travel to the Lao PDR over the next 12 months under the New Colombo Plan’s ‘mobility program’, to strengthen their research and professional networks, and their understanding of South-East Asia. (Read more )


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