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, and manages the formal bilateral relationship between Australia and Laos.
For the latest travel advice and other information for Australians in Laos, please see our Services for Australians page.
Assisting the Fight Against Falsified Medicines in Laos
The Australian Government is pleased to announce AUD 1 million dollars to strengthen the national drug quality laboratories of Lao PDR and Cambodia. The grant will be provided over 2 years through specialist NGO United States Pharmacopeia.. (Read more)
Australian support for Safe and Effective Vaccines in Laos
The Australian Government announced a new AUD500 million Regional Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. (Read more)
Lao PDR aims to achieve universal health coverage with new Global Fund
The Australian Government has increased its bilateral development assistance to Laos by almost 25% this year, providing an additional AUD4.8 million to help fight the economic, social and health impacts of the COVID-19. (The first co-financing investment under a new agreement between the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, and the World Bank, will support the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s goal of achieving universal health coverage by 2025. (Read more)