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:



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

SELF project gives councils a push-start in Zimbabwe

18 July - Welthungerhilfe | Zimbabwe
The article derives from an interview between Nixon Nembaware, The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Officer for the SELF project and Diana Tsuro, the Social Services Officer for Zvimba Rural District council.  The SELF project (Sustainable Services for Everyone beyond the Lifetime of the project at Fair price) is a CS WASH Fund project that aims to enable 10 Local Authorities to provide sustainable safe water supply and sanitation services, and promote good hygiene practices among the citizens in their areas of jurisdiction.

The SELF project was initiated by Welthungerhilfe Zimbabwe, through Australian Aid funding, to support urban councils across Zimbabwe with training, technical personnel and grants for water and sanitation hardware rehabilitation.

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Community Health Clubs the Answer to Environmental Challenges in Gwanda Town

5 July 2016
Gwanda Town is the Provincial capital of Matabeleland South province, situated about 126 km south of Bulawayo, the country’s second largest city. In the last decade the town has seen a lot of population growth and increased demand for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery. World Vision Zimbabwe working in conjunction with the Municipality of Gwanda (MoG) is implementing an Australian Aid Funded WASH project, funds managed by UNICEF. The project has supported and promoted the Participatory Health and Hygiene Education activities that have led to the establishment of school and community health clubs. The clubs now serve as a source of information and inspiration in strengthening and improving hygiene practices.

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Malawi Australia Alumni Association Leadership Workshop and ‘Meet the High Commissioner’ Reception

20 June 2016
The Malawi Australia Alumni Association (MAAA) in collaboration with the Australian High Commission organised a leadership and resource mobilisation workshop for Malawian alumni who studied in Australia. The workshop was held on 17 June in Lilongwe and attended by over 25 members. It was facilitated by prominent Australian public health specialist Dr Rob Moodie, who is currently Professor of Public Health at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, and MAAA member, and Head of Quality Management, Ministry of Health, Dr Andrew Likaka.

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Australian Embassy brings Australian Indigenous Film Festival to Zimbabwe

13 June 2016
From 9 to 11 June the Australian Embassy hosted the Black Screen Australian Indigenous Film Festival in Zimbabwe, showcasing the best of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait film-making and storytelling. The films were screened free of charge at the Alliance Française in Harare.

On 9 June Australian Ambassador, Suzanne McCourt, launched the festival with the premiere screening of the film ‘Mabo’, a moving story of one man’s fight to claim his heritage. During her opening remarks, the Australian Ambassador said ‘this festival provides a unique opportunity for Zimbabweans to experience Australia’s rich and diverse Indigenous culture and history.  The films are all entertaining, and all very different, but each, in its own way, is moving and though-provoking’.

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