Services for Australians Overseas
Need help now? Find the 24-hour, 7-day a week emergency consular hotlines on this website’s home page.
We assist Australians overseas within limits. Our capacity to assist is influenced by local laws and conditions, international rules governing consular work, and by the cooperation offered by persons and organisations. This does not diminish the obligation of Australian citizens to keep themselves informed on the situation in the country likely to affect their safety or to meet costs incurred in rendering assistance.
We encourage all Australian travellers and residents in Brazil to:
Registering your presence in Brazil and travel plans 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.
Read and subscribe to the latest information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade about travelling and living in Brazil:
- Travel Advice for Brazil
- Smartraveller Bulletins - information on special issues and events
- Tips for all travellers
Has your Australian passport been lost or stolen in Brazil? Report it online or to the Embassy. You may need to obtain an Australian passport in Brazil. More information is also available on the Australian Passports Office website.
Find handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
Aussies living in Brazil
Selected advice for Australians living in Brazil:
- Taxation issues – www.ato.gov.au
- Renewal of Driver's Licence
- International driving permits
- Birth, marriage and death certificates
- Police clearances
- Getting married in Brazil
- Authentications and apostilles
- Taking cats and dogs to Australia