You can also reach us at [email protected] and we will respond to your email as soon as we can.
24-hour Consular Emergency Centre
In a consular emergency outside our business hours, call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre (CEC) on:
+961 1 960600 from Lebanon (and press 7 to speak to a CEC operator)
+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
1300 555 135 in Australia
Voting in the 2023 Referendum
On 14 October 2023, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to alter the Constitution.
The Australian Embassy in Beirut will be an in-person voting centre and postal vote collection centre.
All eligible Australians will be able to vote.
To be eligible to vote, you must be enrolled. Please ensure that your enrolment details are up to date at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website.
In-person voting will be held at the Australian Embassy in Beirut on the following days:
- Monday 9 October to Thursday 12 October: from 9:00am to12:00pm, and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
- Friday 13 October: from 9:00am to 1:00pm
The Embassy will not be providing voting services on Saturday 14 October.
It is not compulsory to vote if you are not in Australia at the time of the referendum. If you will be overseas at the time and unable to vote, you can advise the AEC by completing and returning the Overseas Notification Form.
Postal votes can be mailed to:
PO Box 11-1860
Riad El Solh
Please bring your Australian passport or Australian driver’s licence as proof of identity for in-person voting.
Immigration Section no longer receiving phone calls
The Australian Embassy in Beirut no longer takes telephone enquiries on immigration and visa issues. Your call will not be forwarded to an immigration officer and you will not receive any immigration advice over the phone. Information about visas, citizenship and migration matters is available from the website www.homeaffairs.gov.au or on Visa, immigration and citizenship on this site.
You can only contact the visa section via the online web form. The web form page should answer most questions you have. If you still have questions or enquiries, please select from the available options.
Remember to be informed and be prepared when you travel:
Read the Australian Government's travel advice for Lebanon on Smartraveller: https://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/middle-east/Pages/lebanon.aspx
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