Services for Australians Overseas
A general strike is being organised for tomorrow, Friday 14 June, in Brasília. The strike might affect public transport, schools, banks and a number of government departments. There are also some reports of a possible demonstration in the morning which would end up at the Praça do Buriti.
Please consider possible impacts of the strike; take appropriate safety precautions, avoid the centre of the city and Praça do Buriti and be aware of the possible need to make alternate arrangements for transport.
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:
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