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 Jean-Bernard Carrasco, Australian Ambassador to the Lao PDR

Mr Carrasco, a senior career officer with DFAT, was most recently Assistant Secretary, South‑East Asia Strategies Branch. He has also served as Assistant Director-General, Climate Change and Environment Branch, AusAID; and Senior Adviser to the Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change. He has previously worked overseas as Minister Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.

Mr Carrasco holds a Graduate Diploma of Environmental Science from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Sydney.




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 between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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]


Public Holidays in 2021

the Embassy will be closed on:

  • Friday, 1 January 2021 -  New Year's Day
  • Monday, 8 March 2021 - International Women's Day
  • Friday, 2 April 2021 - Good Friday
  • Monday, 5 April 2021 - Easter Monday
  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - Lao New Year Holiday
  • Thursday, 15 April 2021 - Lao New Year Holiday
  • Friday, 16 April 2021 - Lao New Year Holiday
  • Monday, 3 May 2021 - Lao Labour Day (In Lieu)
  • Monday, 31 May 2021 - Reconciliation Day
  • Friday, 26 November 2021 - That Luang Festival
  • Thursday, 2 December 2021 - Lao National Day
  • Monday, 27 December 2021 - Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, 28 December 2021 -  Boxing Day (In Lieu)
  • Wednesday, 29 December 2021 - Additional DFAT day
For more Public Holidays  CLICK HERE