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

About us

About the Australian Embassy in Lao PDR

Head of Mission

HE Mr Paul Kelly, Australian Ambassador to the Lao PDR

Kelly is a senior officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Assistant Secretary, Humanitarian Response, Risk and Recovery Branch. He has previously served overseas in Honiara, Ho Chi Minh City and Suva.





Contact information


Km 4, Thadeua Rd, Watnak Village, Sisattanak District,
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
​P.O. Box 292


+856-21 353 800


+856-21 353 801

Australian Embassy Clinic Vientiane Updated on 1 March 2018

Opening hours

The Embassy is open from 8:30am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday except for embassy holidays.

Passport and Notarial services are available by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00am and 12.00 noon.

For these services a prior appointment is required, and can be made by calling +856 21 353800, or by emailing [email protected] for consular and notarial services, or [email protected] for passport services. For general enquiry please email to [email protected]

Embassy Public Holidays 2022

  • Monday, 3 January 2022

New Year's Day

  • Tuesday, 8 March 2022

International Women's Day

  • Thursday, 14 April 2022

Lao New Year Holiday

  • Friday, 15 April 2022

Lao New Year Holiday (Good Friday)

  • Monday, 18 April 2022

Lao New Year Holiday (In Lieu) (Easter Monday)

  • Monday, 2 May 2022

Lao Labour Day (In Lieu)

  • Monday, 30 May 2022

Reconciliation Day

  • Monday, 13 June 2022

Queen’s Birthday

  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Boat Racing Festival

  • Tuesday, 8 November 2022

That Luang Festival

  • Friday, 2 December 2022

Lao National Day

  • Monday, 26 December 2022

Boxing Day

  • Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Christmas Day (In Lieu)

  • Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Additional DFAT holiday

For more Public Holidays  CLICK HERE