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The Commonwealth of Australia has opened a Condolence Book in response to the tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, to honour those who have lost their lives and to support those who have been bereaved. The Condolence Book will be available for signing between the daytime hours of 10:00-12:00 on 23 and 24 July, in the foyer of the Australian Ambassador’s Residence, 23 Ahmed Heshmat Street Zamalek. Alternatively, you can visit the Prime Minister's website, where messages of condolence may be submitted (http://www.pm.gov.au/mh17-condolences).
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
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.
Register with Smartraveller
Australians travelling overseas can now register online, and visit the smartraveller website for more information on their destination.
ANZAC DAY 2014
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 ANZACs landed 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 were hosted by the Embassy of Australia in Cairo. Australian and New Zealand residents, family and friends attended the official ANZAC Day commemorative service and wreath laying ceremony.
Australia Awards provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Egyptians. Applicants from Egypt are eligible for Masters under Australia Awards Scholarships and short course training under Australia Awards Africa Fellowships.
For more information on the available Award types and durations, eligibility criteria, and applications forms, please visit the Australia Awards website: http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/
Direct Aid Program (DAP)
The Direct Aid Program is currently closed and all funds for 2013-14 have been allocated.
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) focuses on supporting community activities in the development sector. The Australian Embassy administers DAP funding for projects taking place in Egypt, North Sudan and Eritrea. DAP funding is available to 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.