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.
For further information visit the following link: https://www.passports.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx
Australian Humanitarian Assistance for Attapeu flood victims
On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Embassy in Vientiane, and the Australian people, the Australian Ambassador to Laos H.E. Mr Jean Bernard Carrasco wishes to offer his sincere condolences and sympathy to the people of Laos affected by the dam incident and subsequent flooding in Sanamxay district. Read more
Humanitarian assistance to Lao PDR
The Australian Government is providing humanitarian assistance to support the Government of Lao PDR to respond to the collapse of a dam in Attapeu Province. Our thoughts are with the people of Laos affected by this tragedy.
The Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam in Southern Laos overflowed in the early evening of 23 July, resulting in flash flooding. More than 3000 people have been displaced and 130 people remain missing. Lao authorities are rescuing victims and moving affected people to safer areas. Read more
Lao women join international peers at the 2018 Global Summit of Women in Sydney, Australia
As part of its commitment to promoting women’s leadership in Laos, the Australian Government has supported 10 high-achieving Lao women to participate in the 2018 Global Summit of Women in Sydney, Australia, which brought together 1,000 women leaders from around the world over 26-28 April to discuss methods to accelerate women’s global economic progress. Read more
Northern Australia to share primary education experience with Laos
Northern Australia faces similar primary education challenges to Laos, including remote locations, multi-grade classrooms and language barriers. Through a new program funded by the Australian Government, 15 officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) will have the opportunity to learn from Australia’s experience, bringing tried and tested practices back to Laos to improve primary education systems and quality. Read more