Key web pages and entry points for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
A series of fact sheets covering aspects of Australia: its people, indigenous Australians; multicultural Australia; government; international relations; economy, business environment and industries; arts and sport; science and innovation in Australia; transport; and Australia and the environment.
The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) was established for the purpose of providing a focus for the collection, exchange and dissemination of information, and a source of advice, in relation to the ways in which relations between Australia and Indonesia could be encouraged, strengthened and developed.
The Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (known as ANZCERTA or the CER Agreement) covers substantially all trans-Tasman trade in goods, including agricultural products and services.
Introduction to Australia's system of government including the Constitution, Parliament, elections, voting, political parties and links to further information.
The Australia-China Council (ACC) was established to foster people-to-people relations between Australia and China.
The Australia-India Council's purpose is to broaden the relationship between Australia and India by encouraging and supporting contacts and increasing levels of knowledge and understanding between the peoples and institutions of the two countries.
The Australia - Korea Foundation (AKF) was established to develop contacts and exchanges between the peoples of Australia and Korea. The Foundation promotes people-to-people and institutional links covering the spectrum of Australia's relations with Korea. This includes education, science and technology, commerce and industry, arts, the media and sport. It administers and funds projects and programs which will assist in achieving its purposes and aims.
A brief introduction to Australian currency and its history, with links to further information.
Find details of address, telephone and fax numbers for Australian embassies, high commissions, consulates and multilateral mission offices around the world.
Biographies of Australian Heads of Mission Overseas with links to contact details for their Missions.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade page for the Australian National Commission for UNESCO. The National Commission provides expert analysis and policy advice to the Australian Government on UNESCO matters and acts as a point of liaison between government, the community and UNESCO in Australia.
The Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO) is a specialist organisation within Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. ASNO combines the Australian Safeguards Office, the Chemical Weapons Convention Office and the Australian Comprehensive Test Ban Office, enhancing Australian and international security through activities that contribute to effective regimes against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Department of Foreign Affairs index page for Australian trade issues.
Index page with a fully searchable, hypertext-linked resource that includes treaty texts (Australian Treaty Series), indexes, status lists, and explanatory material.
The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) was established to strengthen ties between Australia and Arab countries.
The Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) was established to help increase relations between Australia and Latin America, with a particular emphasis on commercial issues.
Information on dual nationality from the travel site from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Includes information about what is dual nationality, how do people become dual nationals and the implications of dual nationality when travelling overseas,
Index page to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade annual report. Reports are available in PDF format.
Links to the Department's Portfolio Budget Statements 2013-14.
A list of foreign embassies and high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions and representative offices in Australia.
Links to the Diplomatic List and List of Representatives of International Organisations, a guide to diplomatic representation by foreign governments in Canberra and by international organisations in Australia; and to the Consular List, a guide to consular representation by foreign governments in Australia. These lists give addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and hours of business of each Mission.
The Consular Services Charter outlines the help that Australian citizens who find themselves in trouble overseas can expect from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) when seeking consular assistance.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade page with information on the Department's counter-terrorism role; what they have done so far; and Australia's international obligations and what Australians and Australian businesses need to be aware of. Includes links to further resources.
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is proof that you hold a valid driver licence in your home country. IDPs are issued through state and territory motoring clubs. This page on the Smartraveller site links to relevant IDP authorities in each state.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade index page for information on international issues. Links to information on security, global cooperation, the environment and international and regional organisations.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) can certify that a signature, stamp or seal on a document is genuine. Either an Authentication stamp or Apostille is then stamped on the document, depending on which country is being dealt with.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade page provides a general guide to requirements which may need to be met in order for a marriage to be legal in a particular country.
To renew your Australian passport using the renewal form, you will need a passport that was issued in your current name, be valid for at least two years when issued, be an Australian citizen and aged 18 years or over.
When you apply for an Australian passport you will need to provide original documents which confirm your Australian citizenship and your identity.
Need a passport urgently? Ask about the Priority Processing Service when you lodge your application.
Lost or stolen passports must be reported as soon as practicable after you become aware of the loss or theft.
Passports are issued in your birth or citizenship name unless you have formally registered another name with an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM).
If you wish to change the name that appears in your passport, you must provide originals of documents that explain all name changes you have had since birth or obtaining Australian citizenship.
If you are an Australian adult citizen aged 18 years or over and can provide at interview an Australian adult passport which is current or has expired within the last 24 months and shows your current personal details, you can complete an Australian Passport Renewal Application.
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Features include location aware travel advice updates, Smartraveller advice without the need for internet connections and easy repeat travel registration.
Subscribe to Smartraveller travel advisories and travel bulletins to receive latest news and guidance on issues of interest to Australian travellers.
This page provides links to the statistical publications of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The page also links to the Department's market information service as well as their country/economy factsheets.
Plan your trip using travel smart hints for Australian travellers from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Issued free with your passport and available for download.
Smartraveller travel tips and information. Includes advice for if you are arrested or gaoled overseas, avoiding trouble with drugs overseas, deaths overseas, dual nationality, living and working overseas, returning to Australia, senior travellers, sexual assault while travelling, tips for travelling parents, voting overseas, what to do when someone is missing overseas and advice for women travellers.
Whatever your age and destination, properly preparing before you leave and staying in good health while travelling can help you to have a happy and enjoyable trip. Includes travel tips, health information and a downloadable booklet.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade information on obtaining visas for Australians travelling overseas.