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2016 'Australia now' cultural festival
The Australia now cultural festival has arrived!
In April and May 2016 eleven Brazilian cities will host 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.