Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Greece. Here you will find information on how to contact us, advice on the range of consular services available to Australian citizens, and information on visa and citizenship arrangements. There are links to sites where you can obtain information about social security and pension payments, trade and investment advice, and find general information about Australia.
If you wish to learn more about Australian foreign and trade policy, or our bilateral relationships with Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, to which the Embassy is accredited, I encourage you to explore our Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website: www.dfat.gov.au. If you are an Australian citizen planning to travel overseas I encourage you to check our website.
2018 Victorian State Election
The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018.
All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote. If you are overseas, there are a number of ways to cast your vote prior to election day. Further information is available at the Victorian Electoral Commision website.
Emailed Ballot Papers:
You can apply to have your ballot papers emailed to you, provided you have access to a printer. This will ensure almost immediate delivery of your ballot papers, which you can then send back to Australia by post.
Overseas Voting Centre:
The Australian Embassy in Athens will offer early voting services during weekdays from Wednesday 14 September - Friday 23 November from 08:30 - 15:30.
NOTE: We strongly recommend those who wish to vote in person to call us on +30 210 8704067 before visiting the Embassy as the the Victorial Electoral Commission has advised that there will be delays in sending the ballot papers.
Appointments required for Passport and Notarial Services
Visa, Citizenship or Customs enquiries
The Embassy is unable to provide assistance with citizenhsip and visa enquiries. The Department of Home Affairs has a Global Service Centre (GSC) providing longer opening hours and shorter wait times. To speak with an officer from the Department of Home Affairs, you will need to call: +61 2 6196 0196 from 9am - 5pm local time on weekdays. For more information visit Home Affairs website or The Australian High Commission websites.
Battle of Crete Commemorations – Crete, 15-20 May 2018
Battle of Crete commemorations will be held in the regions of Rethymno and Chania from 15 to 20 May: an opportunity to honour the memory of the Australian service personnel who fought to help defend Crete during WWII. See programme here (pdf).
ANZAC Day Commemoration 2018
Australians and New Zealanders in Athens were joined by Greek officials and representatives of other countries yesterday to mark #AnzacDay2018 at the Phaleron Commonweatlh War Cemetery. Thank you to all those who joined us in remembering Australian servicemen and women who lost their lives during wartime.
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