Information & Formalities

Australian Tax Law

Australia’s Favourable Tax Laws when cruising or chartering

Charter

In 2000, Australia introduced a new taxation system. The effects of this for superyachts chartering in Australian waters were positive. In effect for a foreign flagged vessel to conduct charter operations in Australian waters providing the correct procedures relating to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are adhered to then the GST should not impose any impediment to the operation of superyachts in Australia.

The vessel must be registered as a business for the GST prior to their arrival and follow the correct procedures to avoid paying GST on the vessel. To facilitate your taxation requirements or for more information contact the Superyacht Base Australia information centre prior to arrival.

Cruising

A Cruising Permit will be issued for visiting vessels that do not wish to undertake charter work. This permit will be for an initial period of up to 12 months. Extensions can be applied for and are generally granted. GST tax is payable on all purchases (eg. fuel and other consumables) if under a cruising permit. Superyacht Base Australia can assist with these requirements.

Refit, Repairs and Maintenance

The owners or masters of yachts cruising Australian waters on cruising permits will be able to obtain Goods and Services Tax (GST)-free repairs or refits by presenting their cruising permits to their repairers/refitters. The Australian Taxation Office will not require presentation of documents showing prior arrangement of repairs or refits.

GST-free repairs/refits include any repairs or refits to the yachts which are done during the course of their visits to Australia. Examples of these include:

  • repairs necessitated by accidents in Australia; and
  • routine maintenance

 

To be GST free the supply of goods must be provided by the supplier of the refit/repairs to the vessel.

The repairer/refitter can make a GST-free supply of the repair/refit by retaining a copy of the cruising permit. In addition to the cruising permit, the repairer/refitter will retain the financial records ordinarily required for taxation and accounting purposes.

Chartering in Australian Waters

National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) has established a nationally consistent policy on commercially operated superyachts.

Superyachts when undertaking charters for clients are considered as commercial vessels under definitions used in state law and Part B of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels.

The new policy provides a nationally consistent approach to govern the commercial operation of foreign registered superyachts that do not carry more than 12 passengers on intrastate voyages.

Superyachts not undertaking commercial operations are considered recreational vessels and are not subject to this policy.

The policy does not apply to foreign registered superyachts conducting an international voyage, even under charter, passing through Australian waters.

Under the policy, foreign-registered superyachts may be granted a temporary recognition as a commercial vessel for a designated period where they carry:

  • Certification – the list of certificates specified in the UK MSA publication and the Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY2), issued by an IACS classification society or by the UK or US governments
  • Safety Equipment – a current valid certificate from an IACS classification Society or the UK or US Governments for lifesaving appliances for crew and 12 passengers in an unlimited operating area, or a certificate issued under the relevant state legislation by an Australian marine authority.
  • Crew – in accordance with UK or US requirements, NSCV qualifications or STCW95-compliant licence

Details and specifics of the comprehensive policy are on NMSC’s website www.nmsc.gov.au

Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA)

Visa requirements 
All non-citizen crews, including the Masters of superyachts, are required to obtain a visa relevant to their visit before travelling to Australia. For immigration clearance on arrival they must present a valid passport and a valid visa and complete a passenger card.

There are a number of ways to obtain a visa:

  • http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ (for the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), which is an electronic record rather than a stamp in your passport);
  • asking your travel agent to arrange an ETA;
  • making a written application.
  • by making personal application to the nearest Australian Embassy overseas.

During your Stay 
Crew of superyachts, including the Master can stay in Australia as long as their visas permit them to stay.

Commercial Operations 
Should the superyacht engage in commercial activities prior arrangement needs to be made with DIMIA to ensure that the master and crew obtain suitable visas to enable them to work whilst in Australia.

Immigration www.immi.gov.au

Pilotage Requirements

Pilotage is compulsory for foreign-registered ships of 35 metres or more, and for Australian-registered ships of 50 metres or more unless the Master holds an exemption in most ports in Australia. Proposed movements into, within and out of pilotage areas are to be reported to the Regional Harbour Master by the Ship’s Master.

Exemptions have been gazetted for all foreign flagged vessels, (including superyachts) up to 50 metres in length, navigating within various regions of Australia. Applications for non piloted movement of vessels under the exemption are based on an assessment of the capabilities of the vessel, the experience of the Master and his knowledge of the port and should be made to the Regional Harbour Master in the appropriate port.

The Australian Government has declared compulsory pilotage areas for the Inner Route between about Cairns (latitude 16° 40’S) and Cape York (latitude 10° 41’S) and for Hydrographers Passage. All vessels of 70 metres or more in length use the services of a pilot licensed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

The International Marine Organisation (IMO) has recommended under Resolution A710 (17) that vessels of 70 metres and over in length, irrespective of size, use the pilotage services licensed under Australian Commonwealth State or Territory law, when navigating the Torres Strait and the Great North East Channel. Australia strongly endorses this Resolution. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) also strongly recommends the use of a licensed pilot by Masters unfamiliar with other areas of the Inner Route or the reef entrances of Palm Passage and Grafton Passage.

Communication

Ship Reporting Systems

Two ship reporting systems now operate in Australia. They are operated by AUSREP (introduced in 1973) and REEFREP (introduced in 1997) and although designed for different purposes, are complementary systems allowing reports destined for either system to be received by the other. AUSREP is operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) through Rescue Co-ordination Centre (RCC) Australia in Canberra and is compulsory for all Australian trading vessels and for foreign vessels on voyages between Australian ports. AUSREP covers the entire Australian area of responsibility and provides an active SAR watch for participating vessels. It is designed to initiate a SAR response if the safety of a ship or its crew is in doubt. On voyages where reporting to AUSREP is not compulsory, voluntary participation by vessels either entering or departing the Australian area of responsibility is actively encouraged. Both AMSA and Queensland Department of Transport (Queensland Transport) through REEFCENTRE operate REEFREP, the ship-reporting centre at Hay Point (near Mackay). It is designed to enhance the safety of shipping operations and the protection of the marine environment in the Torres Strait and the Great Barrier Reef regions. This ship reporting system (SRS) has been formally adopted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under the terms of regulation V/8-1 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 and is mandatory for those categories of ships listed below.

  • All ships of 50 metres or greater in overall length.
  • All tankers, liquefied gas carriers, chemical tankers or ships coming within the INF Code, regardless of length;
  • Ships engaged in towing or pushing where the towing or pushing ship or the towed or pushed ship(s) is a ship described as above; OR
  • Where the length of the tow, measured from the stern of the towing ship to the after end of the tow exceeds 150 metres.

REEFREP (call sign “REEFCENTRE”) requires ships to report by VHF at designated reporting points in the SRS area, and when entering and leaving ports in the area. It will provide ships with information relevant to their safe passage through the reporting area (Torres Strait and the whole of the Great Barrier Reef [GBR] Inner Route). REEFCENTRE is electronically linked to RCC Australia and all reports (including AUSREP position reports, pollution reports/POLREPs and incident reports of any kind) are passed directly to the RCC. Ships in the REEFREP system therefore have to send their reports only to REEFCENTRE and do not have to pass them separately to AUSREP. This information is provided as broad guidance only. Details are contained in the ‘AUSREP and REEFREP – Ship Reporting Instructions for the Australian Area’. Copies of this booklet can be obtained from: RCC Australia 
AusSAR 
Australian Maritime Safety Authority 
GPO Box 2181 
Canberra ACT 2601 
Australia Queensland Transport (Maritime Division) 
GPO Box 2595 
Brisbane QLD 4001 
Australia 
Telephone +61 7 3224 8799 
Facsimile +61 7 3221 8718

Maritime Safety (AMSA) requirements

The Australian Federal Government considers superyachts to be pleasure craft, engaged in private recreational or sporting activities. Provided that private charter arrangements do not take on the characteristics of regular trading patterns within Australia (in particular they do not carry fee paying passengers on an individual basis), the vessels will continue to be treated, by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), as a pleasure craft for the purposes of federal marine safety regulations. However, superyachts will not normally fall within the marine safety regulatory jurisdiction of the Federal Government, and will be required to report only to state marine safety authorities

If the AMSA becomes aware that a superyacht is about to engage in an “interstate” voyage and has accepted commercial passengers, it will respond on a case-by-case basis. It should be noted that safety regulation of a foreign registered vessel embarking on an international voyage is the responsibility of the vessel’s Flag State.

Commercial vessels intending to engage in coasting trade
Commercial Purpose Vessels intending to engage in domestic coastal trade in Australia (ie. carrying domestic passengers or cargo between Australian ports while on an interstate or international voyage) require a permit from the Australian Department of Transport and Regional Services.

AMSA www.amsa.gov.au 
Transport www.dotars.gov.au

Weather & Tidal Predictions for Australian Ports

Marine Weather & Warnings
Routine high seas forecasts are issued twice daily by the Regional Forecasting Centres in Perth, Darwin, Brisbane and Melbourne for the areas beyond the coastal waters surrounding Australia. Warnings to shipping on the high seas are issued whenever gale, storm or hurricane-force winds are expected. The initial warning attempts to provide a 12 to 24-hour lead-time and warnings are renewed every 6 hours.http://www.bom.gov.au/marine/

Tide Predictions for Australia, South Pacific & Antarctica

National Tidal Centre 
Tel: + 61 (0)8 8366 2730 Fax: +61 (0)8 8366 2651 
http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/tides/

Weather Charts

http://www.bom.gov.au/marine/weather.shtml
Weather By Fax, Weathercall, Radio Facsimile VMC/VMW 
Systems Help Desk (24 hrs) 
Email: webops@bom.gov.au 
or Fax:+61 (0)3 9662 1223

Bureau of Meteorology

http://www.bom.gov.au
The menu includes the latest satellite photos, weather maps, marine forecasts and warnings. Access to detailed information can be obtained from the following offices:

Head Office 
GPO Box 1289, Melbourne VIC 3001 
Tel: (03) 9669 4000 
Fax: (03) 9669 4699

Regional Offices

Western Australia 
PO Box 1370 
West Perth WA 6872 
Tel: (08) 9263 2222 
Fax: (08) 9263 2233 Northern Territory 
PO Box 40050 
Casuarina NT 0801 
Tel: +61 (0)8 8920 3800 
Fax: +61 (0)8 8920 3802 South Australia 
PO Box 421 
Kent Town SA 5071 
Tel: +61 (0)8 8366 2600 
Fax: +61 (0)8 8366 2693
Tasmania/Antarctica 
GPO Box 727G 
Hobart TAS 7001 
Tel: +61 (0)3 6221 2000 
Fax: +61(0)3 6221 2045 Victoria 
PO Box 1636, 
Melbourne VIC 3001 
Tel: +61 (0)3 9669 4000 
Fax: +61 (0)3 9669 4977 New South Wales 
PO Box 413 
Darlinghurst NSW 2010 
Tel: +61 (0)2 9296 1555 
Fax: +61 (0)2 9296 1567
Queensland
GPO Box 413 
Brisbane QLD 4001 
Tel: +61 (0)7 3239 8700 
Fax: +61 (0)7 3220 0221

Distances Between Ports – Nautical Miles From Port to Port
Darwin to Wyndham – 270, to Derby – 525, to Broome – 225, to Port Hedland – 256, to; 
Dampier – 130, to Exmouth – 202, to Carnarvon – 257, to Geraldton – 293, to Fremantle – 214, to;
Bunbury – 86, to Albany – 272, to Esperance – 226, to Port Lincoln S.A – 763.

Australian Customs

Australian Customs, Immigration, Maritime Safety and Quarantine requirements for entry of superyachts and crew into Australia

www.customs.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=4260 Customs requirements
The Australian Customs Service (Customs) guidelines in relation to superyachts allow for the granting of permission to remain in Australian waters for an initial period of up to twelve months (subject to visa conditions). Known as a Cruising Permit, such permission is only granted if the craft is transiting Australian waters for non-commercial purposes, is not owned or operated by an Australian resident, and is not entering Australia to be sold. Extensions beyond the period of the initial permission may be granted, without cost or penalty, as long as visa conditions allow this and the permit holder has complied with and still meets the conditions of the initial permission. Pre-arrival 
Reporting requirements Pre Arrival: www.customs.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=4791
The Master, Owner, or appointed Agent of ships arriving in Australia from overseas is required to report the impending arrival to Customs at least ninety six (96) hours prior to the expected date/time of arrival. Where the voyage is of a lesser duration than ninety six (96) hours you should contact Customs to determine the reporting requirement. This report must give details of the vessel, persons on board, specific arrival details (time, place, previous ports of call), and manifest of any commercial cargo being conveyed to Australia. New mandatory electronic reporting for ships carrying cargo commenced in 2005. Information concerning cargo reporting obligations can be obtained by contacting the Customs Information & Support Centre on 1300 363 263 from anywhere in Australia or +61 2 6275 6666 from outside Australia. On Arrival 
When you arrive in Australia, you must first call at a port of entry. Ports of entry are listed below. The vessel may be boarded by both Customs and Quarantine Officers to ensure the vessel complies with the legislated requirements in relation to visa/travel authorities, Customs and Quarantine controls, and possession of valid safety certificates. There is a charge applicable to the Quarantine component of this activity. During this process, the status of the vessel will be assessed, and either a valid cruising permit will be issued, or the master will be directed as to how to obtain such a permission, and the time period within which such permission should be obtained. It should be noted however that a permit may not be issued if the vessel does not meet Customs requirements for cruising. (See Vessel Importation) Any items that are not allowed into Australia will also be dealt with at that time. Quarantine items (including foodstuffs) that do not meet entry requirements will be seized, and may either undergo treatment at the owners expense and subsequently returned or surrendered for destruction. Customs officers will deal with weapons, drugs and other restricted items, which may include ensuring safe storage for example by sealing on board, if security provisions are deemed sufficient and appropriate. Proclaimed ports of entry for superyachts and other small craft arriving in Australia. 
Ports Of Entry: www.customs.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=4363

NEW SOUTH WALES 
Coffs Harbour 
Lord Howe Island 
Newcastle 
Sydney 
Wollongong 
Twofold Bay (Eden) VICTORIA 
Geelong 
Melbourne 
Portland 
Westernport NORTHERN TERRITORY 
Darwin 
Gove (Nhulunbuy) SOUTH AUSTRALIA 
Port Adelaide 
Port Lincloln TASMANIA 
Burnie 
Hobart 
Launceston 
Devonport QUEENSLAND 
Brisbane 
Bundaberg 
Cairns 
Gladstone 
Mackay 
Thursday Island 
Townsville 
Weipa WESTERN AUSTRALIA 
Albany 
Broome 
Bunbury 
Carnarvon 
Dampier 
Esperance 
Fremantle 
Geraldton 
Port Hedland

Treatment of fuel imported as bunkers on the vessel Vessels used for private cruising 
On arrival the fuel onboard will remain free of duty. Any fuel purchased during your stay will be subject to duty and GST. 
On departure, after you have obtained a clearance from Customs, you will be entitled to purchase fuel free of duty and GST. Vessels used for commercial purposes 
On arrival the fuel on board will need to be imported. Duty and GST will be payable. Any fuel purchased during your stay will be subject to duty and GST. On departure vessels may claim a drawback for any duty and GST paid on remaining fuel. Vessel Importation 
Should the vessel operate commercially while in Australia, the vessel and any fuel on board will need to be imported. Superyachts are subject to normal rates of customs duty and GST. Superyachts over 150 gross construction tonnes are free of duty on the vessel. Duty on fuel still applies. Prior to the vessel commencing commercial operations, arrangements may be made with the Australian Taxation Office to defer GST payments. There is no provision for refund or drawback of duty or GST paid on the vessel’s importation should the vessel be exported later. Drawback on fuel later exported is available. Treatment of alcoholic drinks imported on the vessel On arrival, every person on board the vessel is accorded a passenger concession of 2.250lts per adult, with the balance being subject to normal duty and tax provisions. Other arrangements may be made and you should discuss these with Customs on arrival. These may include, sealing the alcohol on board, or warehoused at your expense until departure. Weapons and firearms
All weapons and firearms on ships must be reported to Customs regardless of the purpose of your visit to Australia or the duration of stay. Certain weapons and firearms may be detained in safe storage for transhipment to the vessel’s intended port of departure from Australia. In cases where a weapon has been detained by Customs the Master will be required to contact Customs at least one week prior to departure so that the weapon can be returned. The use and ownership of weapons is severely limited in Australia, and if you wish to have such items available for use during your stay, you will need to contact the relevant State Police authority to obtain the necessary permits. This should be done prior to arrival. Should you require further information relating to your firearms you should contact the Customs Information & Support Centre. Other Prohibitions or Restrictions
In addition to restrictions on weapons and firearms, Australia has a variety of border controls covering the importation of a wide range of items. Goods subject to prohibition or restriction include, but are not restricted to:

  • drugs, including Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDS);
  • some medicinal products;
  • cultural heritage items;
  • ozone depleting substances;
  • hazardous waste;
  • protected wildlife; and
  • animal and plant material.

Penalties for non-compliance with Australia’s border legislation can be severe, so if you have any doubts whether goods in your possession require a permit or special conditions are to be met, you are advised to contact the Customs Information & Support Centre prior to your arrival in Australia. Places that can be visited
There are very few places that your vessel cannot visit, if here for tourism purposes, and once you have obtained permission by Customs to cruise the Australian coast. There are some areas of the Great Barrier Reef that are subject to visiting restrictions, and you should contact the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for details of these. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority www.gbrmpa.gov.au Prior to Departure
The Master should notify the nearest Australian Customs office of their intention for the vessels to depart Australia. Arrangements will be made regarding the necessary paperwork to be completed, and a time and place for the outward immigration processing. Where possible, it is preferable that at least 48 hours notice is given (seven days if firearms are involved), in order to arrange staffing, and return of any items held for safekeeping. Departure Costs
The Master and all other persons on board a superyacht are excluded from the payment of the Passenger Movement Charge, unless specifically identified as a fare-paying passenger. Customs Officers may visit your vessel without notice, to check the security of items sealed on board and conduct compliance activities. Customs www.customs.gov.au

Quarantine (AQIS) requirements

Australia’s remoteness created an environment unlike any other on Earth. Quarantine helps protect it and the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) is responsible for maintaining quarantine control over visiting superyachts and small craft. When entering Australia you must go to a proclaimed first port of entry where a quarantine officer will meet you on arrival. As AQIS is a fully cost recovered government department, clearance of your vessel will incur the appropriate AQIS fees and charges for the service time taken to inspect and remove restricted goods of quarantine interest from the vessel (e.g. fresh fruit and vegetables). You must declare for inspection all food, plant and animal material and of course any live animals on arrival.

Vessels over 25m long must submit to AQIS a Quarantine Pre-Arrival Report (QPAR) 12-48hrs prior to arrival and are required to hold a valid de-rat or de-ratting exemption certificate.

Ship’s Stores and food items
Some products may require TREATMENT by AQIS to make them safe, as some items may constitute a quarantine risk due to pest and disease risks associated with them. Items requiring treatment will be at the owners expense and/or the owner may elect to have those items not meeting quarantine entry requirements surrendered for destruction by AQIS.

Some of these goods may be bonded onboard the vessel under quarantine seal provided they are shelf stable. The bonding of ship’s stores means that all relevant items are subject to quarantine control, while the vessel is in Australian ports or waters and will be sealed in a vessel’s locker and must not be used or accessed. They will be released back to you at your final port of call prior to you leaving for an overseas port.

The following list of goods are generally allowed entry into Australia after inspection, provided there is no evidence of pests or disease. In some circumstances these goods may be bonded on board the vessels:

  • herbs and spices (excluding cloves and whole nutmegs)
  • dried fruit (without seeds) and vegetables
  • biscuits, cakes, confectionery
  • noodles and rice
  • fresh fish fillets (excluding salmon and trout)
  • teas, coffee, juices and other drinks
  • carvings and other wooden artefacts
  • dried flower arrangements
  • some shells and coral (Customs prohibitions may relate to these items)
  • canned foods not containing pork or dairy products
  • jam, jellies and conserves (except those containing egg, coconut or Kaya jam)
  • New Zealand dairy products
  • commercially finished leather personal apparel
  • commercially produced tanned sheepskins from New Zealand
  • spun and woven wool personal apparel
  • live animals (including dogs, cats, birds etc) – AQIS permission to bring animals into Australia on board sea vessels should be obtained prior to entry.

The following goods you cannot bring into Australia, unless an entry permit has been issued by AQIS prior to arrival:

  • Goods that may pose a Foot and Mouth Disease risk, includes items such as dairy products and meat – beef, lamb, pork, goat, etc. (including prepared meals containing meat and dairy products)
  • milk and dairy products (excluding those from New Zealand)
  • handicrafts and souvenirs that contain or are made from seed
  • popping corn and raw nuts
  • eggs and egg products
  • fresh fruit and vegetables
  • dried beans (e.g. pinto beans, black-eyed beans etc.)
  • reptiles and insects
  • uncanned meat and all pork products
  • salmon and trout products – ask about special import conditions (canned salmon is allowed).
  • live plants (includes cuttings, roots, bulbs, corms, rhizomes and stems)
  • biological materials
  • deer horn/velvet (excluding New Zealand deer horn/velvet)
  • edible bird’s nest
  • soil and sand

Ship’s Pets
If you have animals on board they will be subject to certain quarantine conditions for their control and confinement during your stay in Australia and your vessel will remain under quarantine surveillance during this time. The owner will be responsible for all AQIS fees and charges relating to the retention of animals on board the vessel, which may include quarantine surveillance, if non-compliance with quarantine requirements are detected during the vessels stay in Australian ports or waters. For more specific information on Ship’s Pets, please refer to the AQIS website – Information for vessels less than 25 metres – Ship’s Pets Arriving in Australia on Board International Yachts.

Ballast Water
It is an AQIS requirement that internationally sourced ballast water must be managed by an AQIS approved method if it is to be discharged in Australian ports and/or waters.

Vessels that carry seawater as ballast are required to submit an AQIS Ballast Water Log Form.

Vessels that carry fresh water as ballast are not required to submit this form or perform a mid-ocean ballast water exchange at sea prior to arrival in port.

Vessels imported into Australia 
Yachts that are sailed into Australia and are intended for importation may be subject to fumigation due to the risks associated with termites.

All yachts and motorboat vessels require treatment in an overseas country (off shore) prior to arriving in Australia, alternatively they may be treated on arrival, under AQIS supervision. The treatment is mandatory unless a clear and well-documented vessel travel history can be presented to AQIS and it is clear that the vessel did not travel to high-risk locations during the vessel’s voyage to Australia, or an acceptable treatment certification is presented to AQIS on arrival.

If fumigation is considered necessary by AQIS, all costs associated with the fumigation of the vessel will be at the owner’s expense.

For more information on Australia’s quarantine and inspection requirements, please contact the AQIS office at your intended first port of entry or visit our website at www.aqis.gov.au/shipping

Your compliance with the above requirements, and with any other Government controls, will ensure that your involvement with Customs and AQIS is kept to a minimum.

The Maritime Awareness Kit, to aid quarantine clearance for commercial vessel masters and shipping agents on arrival in Australian ports, is available at www.aqis.gov.au

List of Embassies

To contact Australian Embassies overseas go to http://www.dfat.gov.au/embassies

 

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 
4 Beale Cres, Deakin ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6282 7311 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6282 7322 
admin@afghanembassy.net www.afghanembassy.net

Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria 
9 Terrigal Cres, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 7355 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 7037 
info@algeriaemb.org.au www.algeriaemb.org.au

Embassy of the Argentine Republic 
John McEwen House, Level 2, 
7 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 9111 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 0500 
info@argentina.org.au www.argentina.org.au

Embassy of Austria 
12 Talbot St, Forrest ACT 2603 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6295 1533 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6239 6751 
canberra-ob@bmaa.gv.at www.austriaemb.org.au

High Commission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh 
21 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 0511 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 0544 
bdoot.canberra@cyberone.com.au www.bangladoot-canberra.org

Royal Belgian Embassy 
19 Arkana St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 2501 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3392 
canberra@diplobel.org

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina 
5 Beale Cres, Deakin ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6232 5490 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6232 5554
embaucbr@tpg.com.au 
www.bosnia.webone.com.au

High Commission of the Republic of Botswana 
52 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 7500 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 2566

Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil 
19 Forster Cres, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 2372 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 2375 
brazil@connect.net.au www.brazil.org.au

High Commission of Brunei Darussalam 
10 Beale Cres, Deakin ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6285 4500 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6285 4545 
bruneihc@netspeed.com.au

Embassy of Bulgaria 
33 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 9711 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 9600 
bulgem@bigpond.net.au

Royal Embassy of Cambodia 
5 Canterbury Cres, Deakin ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 1154 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 1053 
cambodianembassy@ozemail.com.auwww.embassyofcambodia.org.nz/au.htm

High Commission of Canada 
Commonwealth Ave, Canberra ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6270 4000 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3285 
www.canada.org.au

Embassy of the Republic of Chile 
10 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 2430 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 1289 
echileau@embachile-australia.com www.embachile-australia.com

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China 
15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 4780 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 4878 
chinaemb_au@mfa.gov.cn www.au.china-embassy.org

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia 
14 Jindalee Cres, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 6988 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 3544 
croemb@bigpond.net.au

High Commission of Cyprus 
30 Beale Cres, Deakin ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6281 0832 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6281 0860 
info@cyprus.org.au

Embassy of the Czech Republic 
8 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 1386 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 0006 
canberra@embassy.mzv.cz

Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 
57 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 4770 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 4795 
dprkembassy@hotmail.com

Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste 
25 Blaxland Cres, Griffith ACT 2603 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6260 8800 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6239 7682 
TL_Emb.Canberra@bigpond.com

Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador 
6 Pindari Cres, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 4021 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 1231 
embecu@bigpond.net.au www.embassyecuadoraustralia.org.au

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt 
1 Darwin Ave, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 4437 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 4279

Embassy of the State of Eritrea 
16 Bulwarra Close, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 1991 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 8902 
embassy_of_eritrea@bigpond.com

Delegation of the European Commission 
18 Arkana St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6271 2777 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 4445 
delegation-australia@cec.eu.int www.delaus.cec.eu.int

High Commission of the Republic of the Fiji Islands 
19 Beale Cres, Deakin ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6260 5115 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6260 5105 
admin@canb.fijihighcommission.org

Embassy of Finland
12 Darwin Ave, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3800 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3603 
sanomat.can@formin.fi

Embassy of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 
74 Banks St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6282 6220 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6282 6229 
info@macedonianemb.org.au www.macedonianemb.org.au

Embassy of France
6 Perth Ave, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6216 0100 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6216 0127 
embassy@ambafrance-au.org www.ambafrance-au.org

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany 
119 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6270 1911 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6270 1951 
info1@germanembassy.org.au www.germanembassy.org.au

High Commission of the Republic of Ghana 
13 Numeralla St, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 2110 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 2115 
gh57391@bigpond.net.au

Embassy of Greece 
9 Turrana St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3011 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 2620 
greekemb@bigpond.net.au

Apostolic Nunciature
Holy See 
2 Vancouver St, Red Hill ACT 2603 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6295 3876 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6295 3690

Embassy of the Republic of Hungary 
17 Beale Cres, Deakin ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6282 3226 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6285 3012 
hungcbr@ozemail.com.au

High Commission for India
3-5 Moonah Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3999 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 1308 
hcicouns@bigpond.com

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia 
8 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6250 8600 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 6017 
indonemb@kbri-canberra.org.auwww.kbri-canberra.org.au

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran 
25 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 2427 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 2825 
www.embassyiran.org.au

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq
48 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 2744 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 8744 
iraqembcnb@hotmail.comwww.iraqembassyaustralia.org

Embassy of Ireland 
20 Arkana St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3022 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3741 
irishemb@cyberone.com.au

Embassy of Israel 
6 Turrana St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 1309 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 4273 
info@canberra.mfa.gov.il canberra.mfa.gov.il

Embassy of Italy 
12 Grey St, Deakin ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3333 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 4223 
embassy@ambitalia.org.au www.ambitalia.org.au

Embassy of Japan 
112 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3244 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 1848

Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 
20 Roebuck St, Red Hill ACT 2603 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6295 9951 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6239 7236 
www.jordanembassy.org.au

High Commission of the Republic of Kenya
Level 3, QBE Building, 33/35 Ainslie Ave, 
Canberra ACT 2601 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6247 4788 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6257 6613 
kenrep@austarmetro.com

Embassy of the State of Kuwait 
5 Callemonda Rise, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 7777 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 3733 
www.kuwaitemb-australia.com

Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic 
1 Dalman Cres, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 4595 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 1910 
laoemb@bigpond.net.au

Embassy of Lebanon 
27 Endeavour St, Red Hill ACT 2603 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6295 7378 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6239 7024 
lebanemb@tpg.com.au
www.lebanemb.org.au

Libyan People’s Bureau 
50 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 7900 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 4522

High Commission of Malaysia 
7 Perth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 1543 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 2496 
malcanberra@netspeed.com.au

High Commission of Malta 
38 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 1724 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 2453 
maltahighcommission.canberra@gov.mt

High Commission of the Republic of Mauritius 
2 Beale Cres, Deakin ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6281 1203 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6282 3235 
mhccan@cyberone.com.au

Embassy of Mexico 
14 Perth Ave, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3963
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 1190 
embamex@mexico.org.au www.mexico.org.au

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco 
17 Terrigal Cres, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 0755 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 0744 
sifmacan@bigpond.com

Embassy of the Union of Myanmar 
22 Arkana St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3811 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3181 
mecanberra@bigpond.com www.myanmarembassycanberra.com

Royal Netherlands Embassy 
120 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6220 9400 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3206 
can@minbuza.nl www.netherlands.org.au

High Commission of New Zealand 
Commonwealth Ave, Canberra ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6270 4211 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3194 
nzhccba@bigpond.net.au www.nzembassy.com/australia

High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 
26 Guilfoyle St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6282 7411 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6282 8471 
chancery@nigeria-can.org.au

Royal Norwegian Embassy 
17 Hunter St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3444 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3669 
emb.canberra@mfa.no www.norway.org.au

High Commission of Pakistan 
4 Timbarra Cres, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 1676 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 1073 
parepcanberra@internode.on.net

High Commission of Papua New Guinea 
39-41 Forster Cres, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3322 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3732 
kunducbr@hotkey.net.au

Embassy of the Republic of Peru 
40 Brisbane Ave, Barton ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 7351
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 7354 
embassy@embaperu.org.au www.embaperu.org.au

Embassy of the Philippines 
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 2535 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3984 
cbrpe@philembassy.au.com www.philembassy.au.com

Embassy of the Republic of Poland 
7 Turrana St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 1208 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3184 
embassy@poland.org.au 
www.poland.org.au

Embassy of Portugal 
23 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 1733 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 1957 
embportcanb@internode.on.net

Embassy of the Republic of Korea 
113 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6270 4100 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 4839 
embassy-au@mofat.go.kr www.mofat.go.kr/australia

Embassy of Romania 
4 Dalman Cres, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 2343 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 2433 
roembcbr@cyberone.com.au www.canberra.mae.ro

Embassy of the Russian Federation 
78 Canberra Ave, Griffith ACT 2603 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6295 9033 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6295 1847 
rusembassy.australia@rambler.ru www.australia.mid.ru

High Commission of Samoa 
13 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 5505 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 5678 
samoahcaussi@netspeed.com.au

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia 
38 Guilfoyle St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6282 6999 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6282 8911

Embassy of Serbia 
4 Bulwarra Close, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 2630 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 2631 
serbembau@optusnet.com.au

High Commission of the Republic of Singapore 
17 Forster Cres, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3944 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 9823

Embassy of the Slovak Republic 
47 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 1516 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 1755 
embassy@slovakemb-aust.org www.slovakemb-aust.org

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia 
Level 6, St George’s Building, 
60 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra ACT 2601 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6243 4830 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6243 4827 
vca@mzz-dkp.gov.si www.gov.si/mzz/dkp/vca/eng/

High Commission of Solomon Islands 
Unit 4, J.A.A. House, 19 Napier Close 
Deakin ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6282 7030 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6282 7040 
info@solomon.emb.gov.au

High Commission of the Republic of South Africa 
Cnr State Circle & Rhodes Place 
Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6272 7300 
info@sahc.org.auwww.sahc.org.au

Embassy of Spain 
15 Arkana St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 3555 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3918 
embespau@mail.mae.eswww.embaspain.com

High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 
35 Empire Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6239 7041 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6239 6166 
admin@slhcaust.org 
www.slhcaust.org

Embassy of Sweden 
5 Turrana St, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6270 2700 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6270 2755 
sweden@iimetro.com.au www.swedenabroad.com/canberra

Embassy of Switzerland 
7 Melbourne Ave, Forrest ACT 2603 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6162 8400
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3428 
vertretung@can.rep.admin.chwww.eda.admin.ch/australia

Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic 
41 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 5235 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 5253 
www.syrianembassy.org.au

Royal Thai Embassy 
111 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 1149 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 1518 
rtecanberra@mfa.go.th

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey 
6 Moonah Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6234 0000 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 4402 
turkembs@bigpond.net.auwww.turkishembassy.org.au

High Commission of the Republic of Uganda 
7 Dunoon St, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 1234 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 1243

Embassy of Ukraine
Level 12, St George Centre, 
60 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra ACT 2601 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6230 5789 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6230 7298 
ukremb@bigpond.com www.ukremb.info

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates 
36 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 8802 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 8804 
UAEEMBASSY@bigpond.com

British High Commission 
Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6270 6666 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 3236 
information.section@uk.emb.gov.au www.britaus.net

Embassy of the United States of America 
Moonah Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6214 5600 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6214 5970 
info@usembassy-australia.state.gov http://canberra.usembassy.gov/

Embassy of Uruguay 
24 Brisbane Ave, Barton ACT 2600 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6273 9100 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6273 9099 
urucan@iimetro.com.au

Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 
7 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 2968 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 2911 
embaustralia@venezuela-emb.org.au www.venezuela-emb.org.au

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 
6 Timbarra Cres, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6290 1549 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6286 4534 
vembassy@webone.com.au www.vietnamembassy.org.au

Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe 
11 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley ACT 2606 
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6286 2281 
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6290 1680
zimbabwe1@iimetro.com.au