Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Zambia, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo

Welcome to The Australian Embassy

Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Harare. We hope you find this website useful and informative. We welcome Australians living in the area to contact the Embassy about our regular social events on You can also follow the Embassy on Twitter @AusEmbZim 

The Australian Embassy in Harare represents the people and Government of Australia in the countries of:

The Australian Embassy in Harare will be celebrating Australia Day this year, on 25 January 2017.  Australian citizens wishing to attend the event can request an invitation by emailing by 20th January 2017.  Entry to the event is strictly by invitation only.

Changes in consular desk opening times and new online booking system introduced

Please be advised that from 1 November 2016, passport application interviews and notarial services at the Embassy in Harare are offered by appointment only. Please visit the online appointment booking page.

Please note that fees are subject to change at the beginning of each month.  We are pleased to advise that the Embassy offers the use of an electronic point of sale machine for payment of relevant fees.


All Australians travelling overseas, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with Smart Traveller, with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Australian Aid

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid has offices at the embassy. Visit the Development Cooperation page for more information.

Did you know that the Australian Embassy in Harare has recently revised the Direct Aid Program guidelines and is now accepting applications online?! Use to apply.

Message from the Australian Ambassador McCourt

13 May 2016

Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Harare’s website.  From Harare, the Embassy looks after our bilateral relationships with Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo.

The Embassy provides consular support for Australians travelling in these countries (with the valuable assistance of the Canadian Embassy in Kinshasa), and also implements and oversees our development cooperation effort in these countries.  Our development cooperation effort ranges from very large projects primarily in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector (WASH) to very small locally-targeted projects.  In all of these, Australia seeks to support sustainable development and empowerment, particularly of women and girls. 

In addition, the Embassy is focussed on providing support for Australian businesses operating, or seeking to operate, in our countries of accreditation.  This includes a significant presence of Australian mining companies.  We also help promote Australian education services to students from Zimbabwe and in the region, Australia as a tourist destination, and other opportunities for business.

We hope you find this website a valuable resource, and if you can’t find the information you are looking for, the site contains extensive links to other information, including about visas to Australia.

Please follow us on Twitter @AusEmbZim, and if you are an Australian travelling in the region, please register your travel on

Suzanne McCourt
Australian Ambassador to Zimbabwe


Latest News Feed

For Us, by Us, with Us – Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the Australian Embassy

On 8 December 2016, the Australian Embassy in Harare was joined by partners from several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD). The day is observed annually on 3 December and aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the rights, dignity and well-being of persons with disabilities (PwD).

This year’s theme for IDPwD – ‘Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want’ draws attention to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these goals can create more inclusive and equitable communities for persons with disabilities.

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Australian Embassy and partners celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW)

25 November - By Roselyn Kapungu
Over 160 women and men converged at the Australian Embassy on 25 November to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW), celebrated under this year’s theme, “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”.  The event was organised by the Embassies of Australia, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America, and three UN agencies: UN Women, UNICEF, UNFPA.

Australian Ambassador to Zimbabwe H.E. Suzanne McCourt welcomed guests, and highlighted in her speech the significance of ending Violence against Women (VAW) – a grave human rights violation.

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Australia Awards Awardees from Zambia and Malawi attend Pre Departure Briefing

Thirty three successful Australia Awards Awardees from Zambia and Malawi gathered in Lusaka for a pre departure briefing from 25 to 26 October 2016.  Representatives from the Governments of Malawi and Zambia were also present.

Pre departure briefings are designed to prepare the participants for life and study in Australia.  Australian High Commissioner to Malawi and Zambia, H.E. Suzanne McCourt applauded the awardees and urged them to make the most of this opportunity through travel, networking and establishing people to people and ongoing links with Australia.

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