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Australian federal election
Please be advised that due to delays in receiving the 2016 Federal Election ballot papers the Embassy and Consulate-General are not able to offer services as previously planned until 22 June 2016. This date is still subject to final confirmation.
The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016. It is now too late to enrol to vote for this election.
Online applications for a postal vote (for those already registered to vote) are available on the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au. Your application for a postal vote must be received by the AEC by 29 June 2016.
The Australian Embassy Brasilia will be open for in person pre-poll voting on weekdays from 8.30 - 16.30 commencing Wednesday 22 June until Friday 1 July 2016. The Consulate-General São Paulo will be open for in person pre-poll voting on weekdays from 9.30 - 16.30 (closed between 12.30 - 13.30).
The Embassy and the Consulate-General will not be open for voting on Election Day.
In order to be granted access the Embassy or Consulate-General to vote in person you will need to bring your current Australian passport as identification. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Direct Aid Program (DAP)
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The goal of DAP is to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship in developing countries, while at the same time fulfilling Australia’s international relations and public diplomacy objectives.
We are now accepting applications. Applications will close on Friday 1 July. For more information click here.
2016 'Australia now' cultural festival
This year Brazil received the biggest Australian festival ever to be hosted in Latin America: Australia now! Over 5 weeks, 100 Australian artists travelled to 11 Brazilian cities, running over 50 events, directly exposing tens of thousands of Brazilians to Australian art, culture and tradition.
Acts included: Sydney Dance Company, Descendance, The Arrival, Polyglot Theatre, Black Arm Band, Russel Morris, Gravity & Other Myths, Bach to Back Theatre, Steve Parish, Out of The Dreaming, Grigoryan Brothers, Adriano Zumbo, The Loop Lab, Ahil Ratnamohan, Sound Playground, A is for Atlas, Circus Oz, Snuff Puppets, Pyrophone Juggernaut, travelling exhibitions Brasilia, Old Masters and Yiwarra Kuju, Australian film festival Iconic Journeys, International Fashion Initiatives and a sports for development Rugby clinic.
Check out the Festival’s website for more information: http://brazil.embassy.gov.au/bras/home.html
To learn more about the events see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv_teTAzVNM&feature=youtu.be
Electronic Tourist Visas
The Australian Government has expanded its electronic tourist visa (known as e600 - Tourist Stream Visa) to citizens of Brazil to provide a more convenient and streamlined service. More information.
Need our help? For consular assistance, please call – any time, any day – one of the following:
- Australian Embassy in Brazil: +55 (61) 3226 3111
- Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra: +61 2 6261 3305 or toll free (local call cost only in Australia) 1300 555 135
If you have trouble dialling from within Brazil, check that you are using the correct dialling and operator codes.
Contact details for the Australian Consulate-General in Sao Paulo and the Consulate in Rio de Janeiro can be found in the \'About Us\' section, and contact details for the tourist police in these cities are listed in the ‘Where to get help’ section of the Australian Government’s travel advice for Brazil.
We encourage all Australian travellers and residents in Brazil to:
Registering with the Australian Embassy in Brazil is very important. This information will help us to contact or find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as important travel advice updates, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travellers and expatriates.
To get the latest information about travelling and living in Brazil, read the:
- Travel Advice for Brazil
- Smartraveller Bulletins (information on special issues and events)
- Tips for all travellers
Lost or Stolen Passports
Has your Australian passport been lost or stolen in Brazil? Report it online or to the Embassy (contact details above). You may need to obtain an Australian passport in Brazil. More information is available on the Australian Passports Office website.