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

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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   and on Facebook Australian Embassy, Zimbabwe 

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

Changes to Australian biometric collection services in Zimbabwe


The Australian Biometric Collection Centre (ABCC) in Harare is moving on 10 June 2019.

The move is part of a number of service delivery improvements in Zimbabwe. The location of the new ABCC is:

Australian Biometrics Collection Centre

Celestial Park, Unit 6, Ground Floor

Borrowdale Road

Harare, Zimbabwe

ABCC Services

The ABCC will offer convenient access to the Department’s services, including:

  • Collection of biometrics
  • Telephone contact centre
  • Online appointment booking service

Optional services provided by the ABCC for an additional service fee include:

  • Assisted online lodgement services


Submitting your biometrics at the ABCC

Applicants will need to make an appointment at the ABCC to have their biometrics collected. Appointments can be booked through the VFS Global website: or over the telephone on: +263 8644 041

Applicants will need to bring their original passport to the appointment and the biometrics requirement letter from the Department of Home Affairs, which contains the Visa Lodgement Number (VLN).

Biometrics will be collected using a quick, discreet and non-intrusive process that captures a facial image with a digital camera and a 10-digit fingerprint scan with a digital finger scanner.

A Service Fee will be payable to VFS Global for the collection of your biometrics.

Visa application processing

Visa applications will continue to be assessed and decided by the Australian High Commission in Pretoria. Staff at the ABCC have no involvement in the decision-making process or knowledge of the application outcome.

More information

For more information about submitting your biometrics see:


For more information about the biometrics program see:

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:

  1. Collection of biometrics (photograph and fingerprints) from Australian visa applicants requested in writing to provide them; and
  2. Information services for pre-lodgement enquiries through the  VFS Global contact call centre on +263 8644 041 142

If you are unable to lodge online, or are required to lodge a paper application, then you must courier your application to theService Delivery Partner TLScontact in Johannesburg, South Africa. Please note this option will also incur a service fee payable to TLScontact. The option to courier your paper application to TLScontact in Johannesburg will only be available until 20 June 2019.

Please note you are required to book an appointment to provide biometrics which can be done through the VFS Globalwebsite. Walk-in appointments will not be accepted.

For more information about Australian Visa and Citizenship, please refer to: Individuals and Travellers


Consular desk opening times and online appointment booking system

Please be advised 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.

Please visit the Services for Australians page for important information on passports and other services.



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.


The first DAP application round of 2018-19 closed on 15 September 2018. Please visit this website again from December 2018 onward and keep monitoring to find out if (and when) a second application round will open up in 2018-19.

The first round of DAP applications for 2019-2020 will open between June and August 2019.

Please go to for the DAP guidelines. If you have any questions, please send an email to

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