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)

Australian and Singaporean Embassies to the Lao PDR - Support for Committee for External Relations of the Party Central Committee

Today Singaporean Ambassador, HE Ms Leow Siu Lin and Australian Ambassador, HE Mr Jean-Bernard Carrasco, joined the Chairperson of the Committee for External Relations of the Lao People Revolutionary Party, HE Mme Sounthone Xayachack to launch a training course on ‘Effective Public Speaking and Negotiation Skills’. Read more (English)


Australia announces new funding for UXO clearance in Attapeu Province

The Government of Australia just announced an additional AUD 407,000 (approx. USD 291,000) to carry out UXO clearance operations in Attapeu Province. Since September 2018, the initial funding of AUD 200,000 has permitted the deployment of five additional UXO Lao clearance teams in Sanamxay district, Attapeu Province, to support the flood response through area clearance for emergency displacement and permanent settling of people afflicted by the floods. Read more (English)

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)



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