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

Contact us

Opening hours

The Embassy is currently not open to the public as it undergoes restoration. We continue to provide consular and passport services to Australians. Please visit the links below for information on consular and passport services:

Consular Services
Passport Services

Public holidays

The Embassy will be closed on: 


Year 2021


Friday 1 January New Year’s Day
Thursday 25 March Annunciation Day
Friday 2 April Good Friday
Monday 5 April Easter Monday
Thursday 13 May Eid El Fitr* (Ramadan in lieu)
Friday 14 May Eid El Fitr* (Ramadan in lieu)
Tuesday 20 July Eid El Adha*
Wednesday 21 July Eid El Adha*
Thursday 19 August Ashoura*
Monday 4 October Australia Labour Day
Monday 22 November Independence Day
Monday 27 December Christmas Day (In Lieu)
Tuesday 28 December Boxing Day (In Lieu)
Wednesday 29 December Additional Post Public Holiday


*Subject to confirmation by Lebanese authorities.