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

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)

Vice-minister of Education and Sports announced the official launch of the new national primary curriculum, starting with Grade 1 in September 2019

On 5 June, H.E. Associate Professor Dr Kongsy Sengmany, Vice-minister of Education and Sports of Lao PDR officially announced the launch of the new National Primary Curriculum, with Grade 1 commencing in September 2019.  Read more (English & Lao)


Australia and Germany provide USD 4.5 million to Improve Access to Finance for the Poor

On 9 May 2019 the Governments of Laos, Germany and Australia met to launch Phase V of the USD 4.5 million Access to Finance for the Poor (AFP) Project. The AFP-project is implemented by the Bank of the Lao PDR together with the Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).  Read more (English & Lao)


More Than Just a Bridge: 25 Years of Friendship between Laos, Australia and Thailand

Australian Ambassador to Lao PDR Mr Jean-Bernard Carrasco was honoured to join the Governor of Nong Khai Province of Thailand, and the Vice Mayor of Vientiane Capital Lao PDR, early this morning to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Lao Thai Friendship Bridge! In a special ceremony, 125 monks gathered at the middle of the Bridge to provide a blessing and receive alms.  Read more (English | Lao)


Australia Promotes the Empowerment of Women and Girls through Sport for IWD

This International Women’s Day, the Australian Embassy in Laos is highlighting the role of sport in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment by hosting a panel discussion with representatives of the Australian National U16s Women’s Football Team “the Junior Matildas” and the Lao Football Federation (LFF) in Vientiane. Read more (English)


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