Embassy of Belgium in Australia

Belgium in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Belgium in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Important Notice

It is my sad duty to announce the demise of our Ambassador, Mr. Marc Mullie, after a prolonged battle with an incurable illness.

Ambassador Mullie was born in Gent on 30 October 1959 and he passed away peacefully in Canberra on Monday 5 October 2020, surrounded by his family.

He served his country dutifully and with great talent in several other capitals before arriving in Canberra, in August 2017, to take his charge as Ambassador of Belgium to Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Unknown to him when he started this new and exciting assignment was the fact that it would be his last.

This is a very sad and challenging moment for us all at the Embassy of Belgium and we will sorely miss him.

On Tuesday 27 October a Memorial Service was held in Canberra in memory of Ambassador Mullie.

You can view the memorial service via these links:

https://vimeo.com/event/397462

https://youtu.be/CEOB562J7Tc

Our most sincere condolences and our thoughts go to his family and friends.

Online condolences may be sent to condolencesambassadormullie@gmail.com.

Arnaud Dusaucy
Deputy Head of Mission – Chargé d’affaires a.i.

 

The embassy has compiled a page with useful information and FAQ's about the Coronavirus crisis. Please check if the answer to your question is on this page before contacting the embassy.

Travel restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic
Are you a Belgian currently stranded abroad? You can contact us by e-mail on canberra@diplobel.fed.be or telephone on +61 2 6273 2501. Also regularly check our Facebook and Twitter page. Our team is committed to helping you.

By registering on https://travellersonline.diplomatie.be/, the Belgian government will be able to contact and support you while you are abroad.

View here what you can do yourself (Dutch and French only): https://diplomatiebe.tappable.dev/coronavirus-nl / https://diplomatiebe.tappable.dev/coronavirus-fr.

If you have to stay abroad for longer than expected, you should also know that in many countries there are Belgian expats who share useful tips or temporary solutions in the Facebook group #BelgenVoorElkaar.

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Australia, New-Zealand and the “Pacific Islands” and would like to register with the Embassy in Canberra? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Australia, New-Zealand and the “Pacific Islands” as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address. This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Australia, New-Zealand and the “Pacific Islands”, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

To provide better consular assistance, we recommend that you register your trip on www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be.

 

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