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
Australia Day 2017 speech by Ambassador McCourt
Thank you all for coming here to the Australian Embassy in Harare to help us celebrate our Australia Day. I would like in particular to welcome the new Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy, Mr Peter Macfarlane. I am thrilled he is here and know he is going to be a great addition to the Embassy team.
When people ask what is authentically Australian food, or dress, or customs, we are happy not to have a straight answer. For the tapestry of peoples that make up Australia, the answer will be different. For food it may be Italian, Thai or fish and chips; for dress it may be an Indian sari, a suit or a pair of baggy shorts; for religion it may be a church, a mosque or one of the traditional sites of our first Australians.
We Australians are a multi-racial, multi-lingual people proud of our tolerance of difference, be it religious, sexual, ethnic, or political. This is a day to celebrate that diversity and difference.
This is the day that we also...
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.
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.