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If you are an Australian citizen requiring urgent consular assistance:
1. Contact the chancery switchboard on +202 2770 6600 (this number will provide you with the option to be transferred through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's 24 hour Consular Operations Centre if an Embassy operator cannot answer).
2. Contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's 24 hour Consular Operations centre direct on +61 1300 555 135 or +61 2 6261 3305.
3. Visit us at: Level 11 World Trade Centre, Corniche El Nil Street, Boulac, Cairo.
Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Cairo. This website is designed to provide you with information about Australia and Egypt, and the services the Embassy is able to offer.
The Australian Embassy in Cairo is responsible for covering Australia's relations with not only Egypt, but also Sudan, Syria and Eritrea, where we do not maintain Embassies.
There is an extensive array of information online about Australia and the Australian Government and this site may be used as a tool to direct you to these sites.
For those seeking information about Egypt and travel to Egypt, a good place to start is with the website of the Egyptian Embassy in Canberra.
Please feel free to contact us if you require more information or assistance. The Embassy's e-mail address is: email@example.com
ANZAC DAY 2013
ANZAC Day is a significant national day of commemoration for Australians and New Zealanders. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the First World War. On 25 April 1915, the ANZAC’s waded ashore at Gallipoli and began seven months of intense combat that marked the arrival of two young nations on the world stage.
This year’s commemorations are being hosted by the Embassy of New Zealand in Cairo. The New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt, HE Mr David Strachan, warmly invites New Zealand and Australian residents, family and friends to the official ANZAC Day commemorative service and wreath laying ceremony.
Date: Thursday 25 April 2013
Time: 4.45am for a 5.00am start
Place: Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery
Nabil El-Wakkad Street
Following the service, guests will be invited to the Sonesta Hotel, 3 Tayaran Street, Nasr City for breakfast. For catering purposes, please let us know if you plan to attend. Please contact the New Zealand Embassy Cairo on (202) 2461 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on ANZAC Day:
Australian Federal Election - September 2013
The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 14 September 2013.
Early (in-person) voting will be offered at this embassy from Monday 2 September 2013. Election arrangements including voting times will be published on this page closer to the election.
In the meantime, you can find information relating to being overseas at election time on the Australian Electoral Commission’s website: www.aec.gov.au
Australian Ambassador visits New Valley governorate
On 20 and 21 January, the Australian Ambassador, HE Dr Ralph King, visited the Kharga and Dakhla oases in New Valley governorate to meet beneficiaries of an Australian government-funded project, aimed at boosting youth employment through organic agricultural development. The project, funded for AUD 25,000 through the Australian embassy's Direct Aid Program, will construct an organic agricultural nursery and train young farmers in nursery and water management skills. It will also conduct complementary training in composting skills.
During his visit, Ambassador King also met with Major General Tarek El Mahdy, Governor of the New Valley, to discuss the political economy, culture and history of the area.
(L to R) Major General Tarek El Mahdy, Governor of the New Valley, receives an Australian landscape photography book from the Ambassador, HE Dr Ralph King, during their meeting in Kharga, New Valley on 20 January 2013.
The Human Rights Grants Scheme 2012–2013
The Australian Embassy in Cairo is proud to announce two Egyptian projects successfully funded through the 2012-13 Human Rights Grants Scheme. The first project will be carried out by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) supporting its Personal Rights Criminal Justice Unit. The second will be carried out by Saint Andrews Refugee Services Centre to implement its Resettlement Legal Aid Project.
This year, the Human Rights Grants Scheme received numerous applications from over 40 countries. 42 projects were successfully funded; they will enhance human rights in 32 countries across the globe.
The successful projects were announced on 10th December 2012 and can be found at:
We expect the successful projects will lead to important human rights outcomes for marginalised groups in society. We wish all the successful projects the best with their valuable human rights work.
Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2012-2013
The DAP 2012-2013 is currently closed, and is not accepting any applications. Funds have been allocated entirely. We encourage you to return to this page at the beginning of the next fiscal year June/July 2013 for more updates on the DAP 2013 - 2014.
The DAP is a small-grants scheme which aims to alleviate humanitarian hardship. DAP is aimed primarily at supporting small-scale sustainable development projects and activities that are participatory in nature. The Embassy’s preference is for projects which actively engage the beneficiaries in the design, development and implementation. Examples of areas where grants may be given include community health, women’s health and development, education, small-scale infrastructure, rural development, youth, gender equality and the environment.
Funding for DAP projects is generally between AUD 5,000 and AUD 30,000. Funds must be fully expended within 12 months and preferably within an Australian financial year (1 July to 30 June of the following year).
DAP funding is available to individuals, community groups, international or Australian NGOs, academic institutions, research bodies, libraries, museums, or other organisations engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis. Please note that all organisations based in Egypt are required to provide an official registration number to receive funding.
For more information about DAP, please click here
For a copy of the DAP application form, please click here
Australia-Africa Community Grants Scheme (AACGS) 2012-2013
The AACGS 2012-2013 is currently closed, and is not accepting any applications. Funds have been allocated entirely. We encourage you to return to this page at the beginning of the next fiscal year June/July 2013 for more updates on the AACGS 2013 - 2014.
The AACGS supports community-based activities across Africa. Funding is open to non-government organisations, for projects that promote sustainable economic and social development. The Embassy’s preference is for projects which actively engage the target communities in the design, management and implementation of activities. Examples of areas where grants may be given include community health initiatives, education and training, environmental awareness and conservation, agriculture and food security, promotion of women’s rights and equal access, and promotion of skills development and youth employment.
The Embassy in Cairo considers applications from organisations in Sudan, Egypt and Eritrea (AACGS applications for projects in South Sudan should be directed to the Australian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya).
The value of projects supported under the AACGS is generally between AUD 30,000 and AUD 75,000.
For a copy of the 2012-13 AACGS application and AACGS guidelines please click on the links.
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