Welcome to The Australian Embassy Website
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 and on Facebook Australian Embassy, Zimbabwe
The Australian Embassy in Harare represents the people and Government of Australia in the countries of:
Australian Federal Election 2019
The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled.
To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au. The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Monday 18 April (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled).
If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.
Information in other languages can be found at www.aec.gov.au/translated.
ANZAC DAY 2019
The Australian Embassy Harare will be commemorating ANZAC day with a dawn service on 25 April 2019. Australians, New Zealanders and others with connections to ANZAC Day who wish to attend the event can request an invitation by emailing email@example.com by 17 April 2019.
Entry to the event is by invitation only.
Changes to Visa application process
From Monday 2 July 2018, the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Harare, Zimbabwe will become an Australian Biometric Collection Centre (ABCC). You will no longer be able to lodge a paper visa application for Australia at this centre in Harare, and are advised to submit your visa application via ImmiAccount.
The Harare ABCC will serve two primary functions:
- Collection of biometrics (photograph and fingerprints) from Australian visa applicants requested in writing to provide them; and
- Information services for pre-lodgement enquiries through the TLScontact call centre on +27 (0)12 472 3800
If you are unable to lodge online, or are required to lodge a paper application, then you must courier your application to the Service Delivery Partner TLScontact in Johannesburg, South Africa. Please note this option will also incur a service fee payable to TLScontact.
Please note you are required to book an appointment to provide biometrics which can be done through the TLScontact website. Walk-in appointments will not be accepted.
For more information about Australian Visa and Citizenship, please refer to: Individuals and Travellers
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.
Direct Aid Program supports disability inclusion in Bulawayo
By Inez Hussey and Nora de Roon Hertoge
At the King George VI Centre (KGVI) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 75 per cent of the children are disabled. The centre works towards inclusion, encouraging interaction in play and afternoon activities between abled and disabled children. It is not easy catering for so many differently abled children, and it is particularly difficult at playtime where often many disabled children miss out on the fun.
Now with thanks to the Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program, KGVI has been able to build a new playground suitable for both disabled and non-disabled children by offering play equipment for all abilities.