Embassy of Belgium in Australia

Belgium in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Belgium in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

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.

 

News

21 Sep

September 21 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Belgium is a founding member of the UN and the very first President of the General Assembly was Belgian Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak. Faced with the challenges of our time, Belgium remains more than ever convinced of the importance of the role of the UN and multilateralism in the search for effective and harmonious solutions fostering peace and sustainable development. This commitment is also demonstrated by its mandate in the Security Council, where Belgium was elected for the 6th time.

17 Sep

Belgium is following the situation in Belarus closely and with growing concern. In recent weeks, credible reports of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country have continued to multiply. Therefore, on 17 September 2020, Belgium decided to invoke, together with 16 other participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a mechanism to mandate an expert mission to examine these concerns, to provide recommendations and to advice on possible solutions.

10 Sep

Following the fire that broke out at the reception center for asylum seekers in Moria on the island of Lesbos in Greece, Belgium has decided to send a 13-person emergency medical team under the B-FAST mechanism, which involves Defence, Interior, Public Health, Bosa, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation.

09 Sep

Since this year, September 9 has been declared by the United Nations as 'International Day for the Protection of Education against Attacks'. In 2019, the UN registered nearly 500 attacks against schools in various conflict zones.

04 Sep

Foreign Minister Philippe Goffin expresses his deep concern about the sanctions announced by the U.S. authorities against staff members of the International Criminal Court (ICC), including the Prosecutor. Belgium condemns these unacceptable and unprecedented measures, which hinder the work and the proper functioning of the Court. It calls on the United States to reconsider these measures.