Australian Embassy

About Us

About the Australian Embassy in Lebanon 

The Australian Embassy, Beirut, was opened in 1967. It was the third Australian Embassy to be opened in the Middle East. It was closed in 1984 because of the security situation in Beirut. During the next eleven years, Australian relations with Lebanon, including visa services, were handled by the Australian Embassy in Damascus, with the Ambassador in Damascus accredited to both Syria and Lebanon. In 1994, a temporary Australian Government Office, staffed by locally-engaged officials, was established in the Mayflower Hotel in West Beirut. The Embassy was formally re-opened on 18 July 1995, by the then Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Senator Gareth Evans QC, and the then Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, Senator Nick Bolkus. The Chancery was in the same building that was evacuated in 1984. It remained there until we moved to the Grand Serail Diplomatic Complex in June 2004.

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What We do

Australia's Bilateral Relations with Lebanon 

Head of Mission

Australian Ambassador to Lebanon

Contact information 

Australian Embassy address

Opening hours

The Embassy will be open to the public from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Mondays to Thursdays and 8.30am to 1.30pm Fridays, except public holidays.

Public holidays

The Embassy will be closed on: 

Year 2017

Thursday 26 January Australia Day
Friday  14 April Good Friday
Monday 17 April Easter Monday
Monday 1 May Labour Day
Monday 26 June Eid El Fitr (Ramadan)*
Tuesday  27 June Eid El Fitr (Ramadan)*
Tuesday 15 August Assumption Day
Friday 1 September Eid El Adha* (in lieu)
Monday 4 September Eid El Adha* (in lieu)
Thursday 21 September Islamic new year
Wednesday 22 November Independence Day
Monday 25 December Christmas Day
Tuesday 26 December Boxing Day
Wednesday 27 December Additional DFAT holiday