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

Our Partners


DFAT-supported micro-finance institutions (Ekphatthana Microfinance Institution or EMI)

Ekphatthana Microfinance Institution (EMI) is one of the first licensed microfinance institutions in Laos. One of its notable offerings is the Smart Kid Savers education program, which teaches children in the capital of Vientiane about basic financial concepts, and sets them up with real savings accounts to deposit and withdraw money, with parental authorization.


Return your schoolbooks

Primary Textbook Initiative Lao PDR by UNICEF and Ministry of Education and Sports. 


Celebrating World Fish Migration Day in Laos

VO Celebrating World Fish Migration Day in Laos , INTRO: An Australian-Lao initiative that built the first fishway to allow Mekong fish species to migrate upstream to spawn is the site of a celebration on World Fish Migration Day.STORY: A fishway (or fish pass) is a channel built around or through a weir to allow fish to complete upstream migrations.


Food Bowl: Laos

Food is our common ground, a universal experience that links people across cultures. First aired on Australia Network, join the Food Bowl team as they discover how agriculture, science and the art of farming come together to lift lives out of poverty and ensure a safe food future.

This is a co-production between Australia Network and ACIAR Australia.


Lao/Australian fishway research

This film features Australian and Lao fisheries researchers who are collaborating in research on fish way technology. Fishways are channels built to allow fish to migrate upstream for spawning and nurturing of young fish. The film features the Narrandera Fisheries Centre and work in Borikhamxay province in Lao PDR.

The research has been funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Partner agencies include the National University of Laos, Lao Living Aquatic Resources Research Centre, Department of Primary Industries NSW, Charles Sturt University and Australasian Fish Passage Services


ACIAR's regional office opened in Laos 12 June 2013

ACIAR's regional office opened in Laos 12 June 2013. Find out more about our work in the country and the region


One Day at a Time - Alexandra on the Bombie Trail

One Day at a Time – Alexandra on the Bombie Trail" is a short documentary produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lao PDR in collaboration with the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector (NRA), the Lao National UXO Programme (UXO Lao) and the Lao New Wave Cinema Productions.


A Girl's Game: Women's Rugby in Laos

Five players from one of Laos senior rubby clubs, the Vientiane Lions Women's Rugby Club, traveled to Hong Kong for the world-famous Hong Kong 7s week in March, 2014. See their adventure here and help some of these players represent their country in the Asian Games in the Republic of Korea in September 2014 by sponsoring a player. More information is available at:

The Australian Embassy Vientiane wishes the team good luck with their upcoming competition in the Republic of Korea in September 2014.