Welcome to the official website of the Australian Embassy in Brazil. Find out more here about Australia, its culture, history, economy and people; how to apply to visit, study or work in Australia; and about the relationship between Australia and Brazil - and much more!
More food, with less water!
Australian science is contributing to more sustainable global food production . The Australian National University's scientist Grahan Farquhar examining won the highly prestigious Kyoto Prize (Nobel equivalent) for his research on photosynthesis and plant physiology. According to ABC News, “His work has improved world food security by developing strains of wheat that can grow with far less water, and has also helped to solve mysteries about why clouds and wind patterns were not changing as climate change models suggested they should.” It is a huge step regarding plant physiology and good news for water management issues. Doctor Grahan Farquhar is the first Australian to win this prize. A wonderful achievement!
Read more: https://goo.gl/W3EJzH
Our passport and consular officer will be in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday 9 August to Friday 11 August 2017. Australian passport interviews and many notarial services will be available during this period at the Rio de Janeiro Honorary Consulate. To book an appointment please email:
Passport interviews: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notarial services: email@example.com
Using an Education Agent
Education agents provide a valuable service for students and most operate with the highest levels of integrity. However, some agents in this region have not provided services to students in an honest way. If you have been affected, you should contact the institution in Australia with which you were intending to study for more information.
Stay safe when using education agents by:
- understanding any fees and charges before you sign a contract, enter into an agreement or make a payment. You should also get a receipt for any payment you make.
- using an education agent supported by the institution you wish to study at. You can find a list of supported agents on most providers’ websites.
- asking questions about your course and provider. Your agent must be able to tell you about your potential studies.
- asking for information about your agent, including their website address, whether they have connections with other providers, how to contact them and whether they have connections or ties with other organisations operating in your country or in Australia.
- contacting your education provider directly if your agent’s behaviour doesn’t seem right.
If you believe that your education agent has committed a crime, such as fraud, please report this to the police.
This fact sheet contains important information for student visa holders about living and studying in Australia, including your consumer rights and responsibilities as an international student and key things you should know before and during your study.
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.
There is still no date for registration for the DAP 2017/2018 cycle. All updated information and documentation will be posted shortly here and on our Facebook page (AustraliaNoBrasil).
More information about DAP can be found on our Development Cooperation page.
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.