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Consular and Passport Information
Information for Australian Citizens, Citizenship, Birth Registrations, Travel Advice, Visas to Australia or Papua New Guinea, may be found in the Australian Consulate-General (Services for Australians) section.
Passport fees increased on 1 January 2013. Read more about the new fees.
Honorary Consul - Mr Alexander Kaiser is Australia's Honorary Consul in Zurich - details of his availability can be found here.
The Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations offers the opportunity for Australians to undertake voluntary internships on a self-funded basis.
Human Rights Council - 27th Session
Joint statement on indigenous and kinship family systems in the panel discussion on protection of the family and its members by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 15 September 2014
Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances by Ms Emily Hill, 12 September 2014
Statement in the panel discussion on the right to privacy by Ms Ruth Stone, 12 September 2014
Statement in the clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, its causes and consequences by Ms Heather Ng, 10 September 2014
Statement in the clustered interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons and the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, its causes and consequences by Ms Emily Hill, 9 September 2014
Statement in the general debate following the update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 8 September 2014
Human Rights Council Special Session on human rights violations by ISIL in Iraq
Statement by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 1 September 2014
All Australians travelling overseas, whatever the reasons and however long you'll be away, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before travel. You can register on-line or in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. The information you provide will help us to contact you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family issue. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as updated Travel Advice and notice of elections.
Information about risks overseas is contained in the Department's travel advisories. These and other travel tips to help you better prepare for your overseas trip can be found at smartraveller.gov.au You can also subscribe to automatically receive email updates each time we change our travel advisories.