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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
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.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid has offices at the embassy. Visit the Development Cooperation page for more information.
Message from the Australian Ambassador McCourt
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.
Australian Ambassador to Zimbabwe
One Big Happy Alumni Family: Australian Alumni in Africa Converge in Harare
On Thursday 27 July 2017, Australian Ambassador Suzanne McCourt hosted a reception for Australian Alumni from eight African countries who were attending an Alumni Leader Workshop in Harare on 27 and 28 July 2017.
To get in touch with Australian Alumni Associations from Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi, contact Rufaro Shumba.
Australian Ambassador officially opens rehabilitated Dombwe Piped Water Scheme in Chegutu
On Friday 14 July, Her Excellency Ambassador Suzanne McCourt visited the Dombwe Piped Water Scheme in Chegutu District. The Scheme benefitted from the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure that had rendered the scheme non-functional since 2000. Australia, through partner Welthungerhilfe (WHH), supported drilling and provision of pumps, pipework, water tanks and water meters. The project assisted Local Authorities to improve systems such as billing, GIS planning, financial management and customer relations, and trained community change agents to promote hygiene and sanitation.
Tour of Australian-supported projects in Makosa
On 20 June, Embassy staff Rose Kapungu and Christina Landsberg travelled to Mutoko in Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe to visit Australian-supported projects by the Community Technology Development Organisation (CTDO). The organisation works in partnership with Australian partner, Action for Poverty (AFAP), and is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).
The visit showcased the success of the organisation’s 3-in-1 model of community development. This integrated model provides support in the form of food security, health services and water, sanitation and hygiene.
ZDDT’s Nutritional Gardens Improve Diet for Beneficiaries
By Mandla Tshuma
BULAWAYO – Beneficiaries of Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT)’s nutritional gardens, in four different wards across the city, say the project has significantly improved the diet for their families. ZDDT, in partnership with Sally Foundation of Australia, started the nutritional garden projects for communities in Wards 15, 19, 21 and 27 following the economic crisis between of 2008. The gardens, which now have an increasing variety of crops of fruit and vegetables, continue to benefit residents who have also learnt how to prepare exciting and attractive meals for their own tables.