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Whether you are interested in doing business with or investing in Australia, going on holiday, studying or just learning more about our country, we hope you find this site of use.
News, Updates and Events
Anzac Day 2019
Australians and New Zealanders are invited to attend an Anzac Day service in Moscow on Thursday, 25 April 2019.
The service will commence at 7:30am sharp at the Australian Ambassador's Residence. Following the service there will be a gunfire breakfast hosted by the Chargé d’Affaires at the Australian Embassy in Moscow.
If you wish to attend the service and gunfire breakfast, please register your attendance with the Australian Embassy by Monday, 22 April.
for registration details.
2019 Australian Federal Election
The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled.
To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au. The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Thursday 18 April (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled).
Early voting will begin on Monday 13 May 2019.
The Australian Embassy in Moscow* will be offering in person voting on the following dates/times:
Monday 13 May 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday 14 May 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Wednesday 15 May 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday 16 May 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Friday 17 May 2019 10 am to 4 pm
The Embassy will not be open on election day (Saturday 18 May 2019).
Members of the public must provide photo ID in order to gain access to the Embassy.
Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at www.aec.gov.au.
If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.
Information in other languages can be found at www.aec.gov.au/translated.
*Locations in which in person voting will be offered may change at short notice, subject to unforeseen circumstances or security incidents.
2019 Passport and Notarial Services Fees
From 1 January 2019,
the following passport and notarial services fees will apply:
- 10-year passport for persons aged 16 and over - $293
- 5-year passport for children under 16 years and persons aged 75 and over - $148
- emergency passport overseas - $184
- replacement passport - $184
- adult overseas surcharge - $132
- child overseas surcharge - $64
- certifying a copy of document, witnessing signature- $72
- Apostille/Authentication certifciate- $83
- Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI)- $146
For more information on passport and notarial services fees please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passport Photos- No Glasses
From 1 July 2018
new passport photos must be taken without glasses
. A limited exemption for medical reasons may apply where supported by medical certifciate. Other passport photo standards remain unchanged. For more information please refer to Passport Photo Guidelines
Did you know that…
… Australia is the fourth largest economy in the Asian region and is the 12th largest economy in the world?
… Australian Indigenous art is the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world?
… English is Australia’s national language but 300+ languages are spoken in Aussie homes?
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Benefits of an Australian Education
Brought to you by Austrade Moscow
, Macquarie University, Monash University and Queensland University of Technologies, this YouTube video
highlights the benefits of an Australian education. An Australian education offers quality learning and education outcomes delivered by world class institutions in some of the most highly rated cities in the world.
Experience the difference an Australian education can make to your future career opportunities with globally recognised degrees. For more information check: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au