Australian Embassy
Russian Federation
Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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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 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

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

*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 

Passport and Notarial Fees Payments

From 30 October 2017, the Australian Embassy in Moscow will no longer accept cash payments for passport and notarial fees.   Only credit or debit card payments in Russian Roubles will be accepted for the payment of consular services, including passports and notarial acts.  Payments must be made at the time of the appointment.  In certain instances, payment can be made using a remote payment service. For more information please email