Australian Embassy
Timor-Leste

Services for Australians

Services for Australians Overseas

From the 1st of December 2017 the Australian Passport Office will no longer issue new frequent traveller passports.  The Australian Embassy in Dili can offer Australians in Timor Leste additional information upon request.

Queensland State General Election 2017: Overseas In-person Voting

The 2017 Queensland State General Election will be held on Saturday, 25 November 2017.

The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has requested action posts (Wellington, Singapore and Port Moresby only) to provide in-person and pre-voting services for the election (reftels refer).

All other posts should refer election enquiries to the ECQ website at: http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au.                                                                                       Electors can contact the ECQ by telephone: +61 7 3035 8107 (charges may apply), or email ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au.  

 

2017 Bennelong by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Bennelong, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Monday 20 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/Bennelong or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

 

 

2017 New England by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of New England, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Friday 3 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/new-england or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

What we can and cannot do

The Australian Embassy in Dili provides consular assistance to Australian and Canadian citizens travelling and living in Timor-Leste.  To find out more about our role, and what services we can and can\'t provide, please read our Consular Services Charter.

Please also take the time to read our Consular Privacy Collection Statement and Privacy Policy to find out more about how DFAT collects, uses, discloses and stores personal information. 

Travel information for Australians

Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Passports

Apply for a passport online

On-line registration for Australians overseas

We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.

Living in Country

Former residents

A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services 

Centrelink International Services

Provides information about Centrelink International Services, the area of Centrelink responsible for delivery of social welfare payments to customers who are outside of Australia for 13 weeks or more.
 

Returning to Australia

Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.

Taking cats and dogs to Australia

Elections

Notarial Services

Notarial Services fees to increase from 1 January 2017

Notarial service fees will increase from 1 January 2017, following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Functional and Efficiency Review.

Notarial service fees have not increased in 16 years. 

The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand.  The new fee schedule aligns with notarial service fees charged by commercial providers.

From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

For some services there are free alternatives available to clients, such as witnessing of documents by medical practitioners or police officers.