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

H.E. Mr. Paul Kelly, Australian Ambassador to the Lao PDR

Paul 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 Road                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Watnak Village, Sisattanak District
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

Telephone: +856 21 353 800
Fax: +856 21 353 801

Opening hours

The Embassy is open from 8:30am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday except for embassy public 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 in 2023

Monday, 2 January                   

New Year's Day (In Lieu)

Wednesday, 8 March 

International Women's Day

Wednesday, 12 April 

Lao New Year Holiday (In Lieu)

Thursday, 13 April 

Lao New Year Holiday (In Lieu)

Friday, 14 April 

Lao New Year Holiday

Monday, 1 May 

Lao Labour Day

Monday, 29 May 

Reconciliation Day

Monday, 12 June 

Birthday of the Sovereign

Monday, 30 October 

Boat Racing Festival

Monday, 27 November

That Luang Festival

Monday, 4 December

Lao National Day (In Lieu)

Monday, 25 December

Christmas Day

Tuesday, 26 December

Boxing Day

Wednesday, 27 December

Additional DFAT Holiday