Welcome to the official website of the Australian Embassy in Brazil. Find out about Australia’s history, economy, culture and art; discover opportunities to visit, study or work in Australia; learn about cooperation between Australia and Brazil, and much more!
Australian Federal Election 2019
The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled.
To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au. The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Thursday 18 April (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled).
Early voting will begin on Monday 13 May 2019 – the Australian Embassy will be open for voting by appointment 0900-1200 and 1300-1600 13-17 May 2019. Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at www.aec.gov.au.
The Australian Consulate-General in São Paulo will be open for voting by appointment 0930-1230 and 1330-1630 13-17 May 2019.
If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.
Information in other languages can be found at www.aec.gov.au/translated.
Open markets - Facilitating the free flow of trade, capital and ideas
In June 2018, the Australian Embassy Facebook page explored how Australia has achieved 27 years of consecutive economic growth by opening up our economy and facilitating the free flow of trade, capital and ideas! We looked at the role of immigration, trade policy, education and international cooperation in building a prosperous Australia, with the economic growth and stability necessary to support important social programs and improve the average Australian’s quality of life. Economics affects all of us, every day.
Australian Science: Vaccinations without needles ?
Professor Mark Kendall from the Queensland University has invented a new, painless, vaccine technology that’s does not even require a fridge. The Nanopatch is a 1 cm square piece of silicon with 20,000 microscopic needles engineered on one side. When pushed gently against the skin, it delivers a vaccine just below the outer layer of skin.
Further information on: http://stories.scienceinpublic.com.au/2017/nanopatch/
Australia and Brazil working together as Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council
On 16 October, Australia was elected as a Member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (2018-2020). Australia looks forward to serving on the Council alongside Brazil, which is currently serving a 2017-2019 term. Australia’s campaign focussed on five areas where Australia will advance human rights in practical, sensible ways with far-reaching systemic effects over time: gender equality, good governance, freedom of expression, the rights of Indigenous peoples, strong national human rights institutions and capacity building. Australia is also a strong advocate for global abolition of the death penalty. We look forward to working with our Brazilian colleagues in Geneva to continue the important work of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Want to get to know more about the Australian views on human rights? Go to: https://goo.gl/Pcgcfc
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.
DAP's selection process result for the 2017/2018 cycle will only be published here in late November 2017. Questions and further information can be clarified through the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- Australian Embassy in Brazil: +55 (61) 3226 3111 (Brazil business hours)
- 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:
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.