Australian Embassy
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Embassy address: Km 4, Thadeua Road, Watnak (P.O. Box 292) Vientiane, Lao P.D.R. Telephone: 021-353800, Facsimile: 021-353801

The Australian Embassy is proud to support the Elephant Caravan and its vision for ‘The Land of a Million Elephants’

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)

Disability: focus on ability

On Saturday 26 September, Laos celebrated the National day of People with Disability. The Australian Embassy marked this day by supporting 70 people with visual impairment from across Laos to participate in a range of activities. I would also like to share my personal story that I hope will help promote understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

People with disability are one of the most vulnerable groups in any society. They are often excluded from school, workplace, community and social activities. They can face being laughed at, being talked about in a negative way or receiving sympathy rather than being empowered or encouraged to participate. (More information)

Australia’s Minister for Education and Leader of the House attending the 2nd East Asia Summit Education Ministers Meeting in Lao PDR in September 2014

Australian Foreign Minister visiting Lao PDR in July 2014


Australia's Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Trade outline the Government's foreign and trade policy agenda and priorities. Click here to watch the video


National Nutrition Forum, Remark by John Williams, Australian Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Read More

Talking point LANS John Williams, 12 Nov 2015, Read More

 Ambassador John Williams' 2015 Australia Day Message. Read more in English / Lao >>

Ambassador John Williams' 2014 Australia Day Message 



12 Nov 2015, Australia provides 50 new scholarships for Lao provincial students

Fifty students from remote and disadvantaged districts have today been awarded
scholarships by Australia for study at the National University of Laos.
In making the awards, Ambassador John Williams, said “These students now join over 250 other scholarship holders pursuing undergraduate degrees under the Laos Australia National Scholarships Program, which we call LANS”. more (Eng/La)


A father with a disability

Australian Embassy Senior Program Officer, Bounmy Souvannalath, shares a heartfelt and personal story about growing up with a father with a disability. She tells us how she feels inspired by her dad and she encourages people to reconsider how they perceive people with a ‘disability’. A great read.Click here to read the article (English / Lao ).


Social Protection in Lao PDR

The Australian Embassy is pleased to share a new report on “Social Protection in Lao PDR: Frameworks, Vulnerabilities, Coping Strategies and Gaps”. This report is the synthesis of a comprehensive baseline analysis commissioned by the Laos Australia Development Learning Facility with support from the Social Protection and Sustainable Livelihoods Project supported by the Australian Government, read more


 50 new Australian students to study in Lao PDR under New Colombo Plan

An additional 50 young Australians will travel to the Lao PDR next year to undertake short-term study and research under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan.
The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region in Australia by supporting Australian
undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region (more English/Lao)

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 Australia Awards Laos

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. They are designed to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia, its neighbours and the global community.

Endeavour Awards

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships, providing opportunities to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.




Australians living in Laos or visiting Laos are encouraged to register on-line or complete a registration form at the Embassy. Registrations can be amended by contacting the Embassy via email at

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