Australian Embassy

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Attorney-General, George Brandis, and Minister for Human Services, Alan Tudge, today announce the Turnbull Government has declared the attack in Berlin, Germany on 19 December 2016 a 'terrorist act'. This declaration means eligible Australian residents harmed as a direct result of this terrorist attack may be able to seek a one-off payment of up to $75,000 through the Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment (AVTOP) scheme. On the evening of 19 December 2016, a truck was driven through the Christmas market in Breitscheidplatz, injuring and killing innocent civilians. This terrorist attack killed 12 people and injured dozens.

Services for Australians Overseas

Contact details Australian Embassy Berlin and Australian Consulate-General Frankfurt

Assisting Australians overseas

Travel information for Australians

Living in Germany

Former residents

Customs and Quarantine




Contact details

Australian Embassy
Wallstraße 76-79
10179 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 88 00 88 0
Fax: +49 30 88 00 88 210

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 8.30-17.00hrs, Fri 8.30-16.15hrs.
Passport application interviews: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 am - 12.00pm
Notarial services: Wednesday 09:00 - 12pm. Applications for CNIs and apostilles can additionally be submitted daily between 09-09.20am.

Passport applications interviews and notarial services at the Embassy in Berlin are offered by appointment only. Please visit the online appointment booking page for Berlin.

Australian Consulate-General
Main Tower, 28th Floor
Neue Mainzer Str. 52-58
60311 Frankfurt
Tel: +49 69 90558 0
Fax:+49 69 90558 119

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9.00-16.30hrs, Fri 9.00-16.00hrs
Passport application interviews: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 am - 12.00pm
Notarial services: Tuesday 09:00 - 12pm.

Passport applications interviews and notarial services at the Consulate-General are offered by appointment only. Please visit the online appointment booking page for Frankfurt.


What we can and cannot do

Assisting Australians overseas within limits.

For consular assistance outside the above opening hours, please phone: Consular Emergency Centre (24h): 0800 182 0661 

Consular Privacy Collection Statement 

Travel information for Australians

Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has released its first State of Play report providing a great level of detail on consular statistics, particular case types and trends in the consular case load.

Living in Germany


Former residents

A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services 

Customs and Quarantine

Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.

The Australian Customs Service has full information about taking goods into Australia inlcuding duty free, household goods and cars.

There are strict quarantine regulations for taking any food, plant material or animal products into Australia.

For information on bringing medicines into Australia, please visit the Therapeutic Goods Administration website.



The Western Australian State general election will be held on Saturday 11 March 2017.  If you are in Germany and would like to vote, you can do so by postal vote.

You can apply for a postal vote until 6pm Wednesday 8 March.  Please note that postal vote applications for overseas electors should be submitted early to ensure ballot papers are received on time. 

To be included in the count of votes, completed ballot papers must be postmarked on or before 6pm local time on Saturday 11 March 2017 and reach the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) no later than 9am Thursday 16 March 2017. Please place appropriate postage on the return envelope and mark it as airmail.

To apply for a postal vote (online or hard copy) visit the WAEC website at or telephone +61 8 9214 0400.

In-person voting in Berlin or Frankfurt is not possible.