Embassy of Belgium in Australia

Belgium in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Belgium in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Important Notice - 11 October 2021

The lockdown in the ACT will be relaxed from 23:59 pm on 14 October 2021.

From Monday 18 October, the Embassy will reopen for essential appointments (passport applications, eID applications/activations, urgent acts, urgent visa). For an appointment, please contact us by email at canberra@diplobel.fed.be or by phone on +61 2 6273 2501 (during office hours). We request that you do not come to the Embassy in person without an appointment. Before coming to the Embassy for your appointment, we recommend that you check the travel restrictions for the ACT (https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/travel/entering-the-act) and for your home state to determine whether you are allowed to travel.

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.

Do you have questions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic?
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.

Information about coronavirus measures in Belgium: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/ and https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en.

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

28 Oct

The Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Meryame Kitir, is making additional efforts to strengthen local vaccine production in Senegal. She made the announcement while on a working visit to the country. Yesterday, M. Kitir visited a number of projects in the health sector, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

27 Oct

During her working visit to Burkina Faso on 26 October, Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, has presented the Belgian regional climate programme for the Sahel. It is the first time that Belgium invests in a regional programme with a specific focus on international climate action.

25 Oct

Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, will visit Burkina Faso from 24 to 26 October and Senegal from 27 to 30 October. The working visit will mainly focus on international climate action. Minister Kitir will meet with key figures from both countries - national authorities, NGOs and humanitarian organisations – that Kitir wants to support through constructive partnerships.

21 Oct

This 21 October, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophiè Wilmes welcomed several dozens of young representatives from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg to the Benelux Youth Forum 2021 during a reception at the Egmont Palace.

13 Oct

On Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October, Belgium participated alongside nine other Member States and the European Commission in a hearing at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to support the European Parliament and the Council of the EU in their defense of the rule of law conditionality mechanism. This mechanism is being challenged before the CJEU by Poland and Hungary.