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, 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)

100th anniversary ANZAC Day 2015 Centenary in Lao PDR

The Australian Embassy in Vientiane hosted a dawn service to commemorate the ANZAC 100th anniversary on Saturday 25 April 2015. More than 200 people attended the ceremony that remembered Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have served their countries. Read more>>

Photo credit: Jeff Williams

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

 

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

Ambassador John Williams' 2014 Australia Day Message 

 

24 June, 2015 EMI Smart Kids Saving gains Wall Street accolades 

The Smart Kid Saving Product offered by Ekphatthana Microfinance Institution (EMI)
- the first licensed microfinance institution to operate in the Lao PDR after the government issued the microfinance regulations in 2005, has been selected among six finalists in the Wall Street Journal’s Financial Inclusion Challenge. Read more >>

24 June, 2015 Rural financial services access to 'BCOME' reality 

Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) is extending its service through a new product "BCOME" which will help provide
poor rural families with greater access to appropriate financial services such as transferring their money . Read more >>

14 June, 2015 Australia provides English language training to Department of Immigration Officials

Officers from the Lao Department of Immigration, Ministry of Public Security, have recently completed a five week elementary English language course at Vientiane College in Lao PDR. Funded by the Australian Government, the training aims to assist with enhancing regional cooperation on migration challenges between Laos and partner countries, including Australia. Read more >>

June 9, 2015 – Cycling for solidarity – CyclePower comes to Laos

In the spirit of friendship and adventure, 12 Australian cyclists will ride from Luang Prabang to Vientiane over seven days for CyclePower, a charity ride promoting understanding of people with disability.

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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.

 

 

 

2015 Australia Awards Scholarship applications are now open from 9 February - 30 April 2015 

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 austemb.laos@dfat.gov.au.

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