Need consular assistance? Our 24-hour contact details are below.
Australian federal election
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 and the Consulate-General São Paulo will be open for in person pre-poll voting on weekdays from 8.30 - 1700 commencing Monday 20 June until Friday 1 July 2016.
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.
Internship vacancy at the Australian Embassy Brasilia
Administration students with a high level of proficiency in English are encouraged to contact CIEE–Sebrae (telephone: 61-3701-4880) for details about an internship available at the Immigration Section of Embassy of Australia in Brasilia.
The position number is 01849042. Applications will close on Friday, 03 June 2016.
2016 'Australia now' cultural festival
In April and May 2016 eleven Brazilian cities hosted exhibitions and performances of famous Australian dance, circus, theatre, gastronomy and cinema artists, such as Descendance, Circus Oz, Black Arm Band: dirtsong, Adriano Zumbo, the Loop Lab, Sydney Dance Company, Polyglot, Grigoryan Brothers, Ben Walsh and the Orkestra of the Underground perform The Arrival By Shaun Tan, Back to Back Theatre, Gravity and Other Myths, Out of the Dreaming, Hubbub Muisc, Steve Parish and Ahil Ratnamohan!
To download the complete program click here!
Direct Aid Program
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. Applications for the 2015/2016 DAP round are now closed. The final results of the 2015/2016 cycle are available on the Development Cooperation section of our website.
Applications for the next round of funding will open in June 2016.
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.