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

Australian Ambassador to Laos

His Excellency Mr John Owen Williams
Australian Ambassador to Lao PDR

Mr Williams is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has served twice at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta as Counsellor (Public Affairs) and as First Secretary/Counsellor (Political) with earlier postings in Bangkok and Honiara.
Until recently, Mr Williams was Director of the Department's Media Liaison Section. He has previously worked with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, and as Housing Adviser for the Australian Government's post-tsunami reconstruction program in Aceh.