Australian Embassy
Lebanon

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

Contact us

Opening hours

Please visit the links below for information on consular and passport services:

Consular Services
Passport Services

If you require consular or passport assistance, please call the Embassy (+961 (0)1 960600) between 8:30am and 4pm Monday-Thursday or between 8:30 and 1pm on Fridays.  Please note the Embassy is closed on weekends and the Embassy public holidays, as listed below.

Public holidays

The Embassy will be closed on: 

Year 2022

Monday 3 January New Year’s Day (In Lieu)
Wednesday 26 January Australia Day
Friday 25 March Annunciation Day
Friday 15 April Good Friday
Monday 18 April Easter Monday
Monday 2 May Eid El Fitr*
Tuesday 3 May Eid El Fitr*
Monday 11 July Eid El Adha*
Tuesday 12 July Eid El Adha*
Monday 15 August Assumption of Mary
Tuesday 22 November Independence Day
Monday 26 December Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December Christmas Day (In Lieu)
Wednesday 28 December Additional DFAT Public Holiday

 

*Subject to confirmation by Lebanese authorities.