Australian Embassy
Iraq
International Zone - Mobile: +964 780 923 7565

About the Australian Embassy in Iraq

Head of Mission

HE Lyndall Sachs, Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq

Ms Sachs is a senior officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Ms Sachs has previously served overseas as Ambassador to Lebanon. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Queensland.

 

Contact information

Australian Embassy Baghdad

International Zone, Baghdad

Mobile: +964 780 923 7565

Email:  austemb.baghdad@dfat.gov.au

Consular Emergency (24 hours - Australian number): +61 2 6261 3305

 

Opening hours

The Embassy operates from 8.30am to 4.30pm Sunday to Thursday except for the public holidays listed below.

All services provided by the Australian Embassy Baghdad are by appointment only (+964 780 923 7565 or austemb.baghdad@dfat.gov.au). 

The Australian Embassy is located within the International Zone in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces are responsible for and control all access points into the International Zone. Procedures and requirements for entry into the International Zone are determined by the Government of Iraq and are subject to change on a daily basis. Iraqi security forces can at any time restrict access into and around the International Zone, particularly in response to threats against the International Zone and/or security incidents occurring more widely in Baghdad. For these reasons it may not always be possible for the Embassy to provide services and existing appointments may be cancelled with little or no advance notice.

 

Public holidays - 2014

The Embassy will be closed on the following public holidays in 2014:

Wednesday 1 January - New Year's Day
Sunday 26 January - Australia Day
Sunday 20 April - Good Friday (in lieu of 18 April)
Monday 28 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc)
Tuesday 29 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc)
Wednesday 30 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc) 
Sunday 5 October - Eid al Adha (tbc) 
Monday 6 October - Eid al Adha (tbc) 
Tuesday 7 October - Eid al Adha (tbc)
Wednesday 8 October - Eid al Adha (tbc)
Tuesday 4 November - 10 Muharam
Sunday 14 December - Arbaeen Imam Hussain
Thursday 25 December - Christmas Day
Sunday 28 December - Boxing Day (in lieu of 26 December)

 

Visas

Queries regarding visas, immigration and Australian citizenship registration should be sent to the Australian Embassy in Amman: immigration.amman@dfat.gov.au or phone +962 6 580 7070 between 9.00am–12.00pm Sunday to Thursday.