Embassy of Belgium in Australia

Belgium in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Belgium in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

 

ELECTIONS - FAQ

Beware of scams

A number of citizens informed us over the last few days that they had been the victims of attempted scams. They were contacted by con-men who tried to extort money from them over the phone by pretending to be working for our  Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In order to make their story more credible, they had managed to have our central telephone number in Brussels appear (02/501.81.11) on the telephone screen of their victims.

We call expressly everyone not to take any kind of action following such calls. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs never takes contact by phone alone to clear financial matters with the public, whatever the issue.

If you are the victim of a fraud, please inform us through our complaint form (https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/Contact/complaints) or refer it directly to the federal contact point (https://meldpunt.belgie.be/meldpunt/en/welcome).

Vorsicht vor Betrügern

Mehrere Bürger haben uns in den letzten Tagen mitgeteilt, dass sie Betrugsversuche erlebt haben.  Betrüger hatten versucht, von ihnen Geld zu erpressen, indem sie sich per Telefon für Mitarbeiter des FÖD Auswärtige Angelegenheiten ausgaben. Es war ihnen gelungen, die Nummer unserer Telefonzentrale in Brüssel (02/501.81.11) erscheinen zu lassen, um glaubwürdiger zu scheinen.

Wir bitten alle ausdrücklich, nicht auf solche Anrufe zu reagieren. Der FÖD Auswärtige Angelegenheiten nimmt übrigens nie ausschließlich telefonisch Kontakt auf, um finanzielle Angelegenheiten, unabhängig von dem Dossier, zu regeln.

Wenn Sie das Opfer eines Betrugs wurden, möchten wir Sie bitten, uns darüber zu informieren mit Hilfe des Beschwerdeformulars (https://diplomatie.belgium.be/de/kontakt/beschwerden) oder den Betrug direkt bei der föderalen Meldestelle zu melden (https://pointdecontact.belgique.be/meldpunt/de/wilkommen#).

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Belgium is a candidate for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for 2019-2020. Please click here for all relevant information.

Are you a Working Holiday maker in Australia? If you have undertaken farm work and are interested in completing a survey which aims to improve the situation for backpackers working on farms, please click here for more information.

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

11 Dec

In the margins of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders - in name of the Benelux - and French Minister for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau signed a declaration opening the way to a closer cooperation between the Benelux and France, in particular, the Grand East and Haut de France regions.

10 Dec

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders participated in the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union in Brussels. He welcomes the conclusions of the Council on Women, Peace and Security.

10 Dec

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders reiterates Belgium's commitment to defending and promoting human rights throughout the world.

07 Dec

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased that Belgium will donate 2 million euros for the rehabilitation of radioactively contaminated sites in Central Asia. By doing so, our country contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, particularly in the field of public health and sustainable livelihoods. Apart from Belgium, the European Commission, the United States, Switzerland, and Norway are already participating in the initiative.

05 Dec

Conference 'Vers une alliance euro-africaine - Défis communs et perspectives': speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders (Rabat, 27 November 2018).