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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.
Australian Embassy Baghdad
International Zone, Baghdad
Mobile: +964 780 923 7565
Consular Emergency (24 hours - Australian number): +61 2 6261 3305
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents with services. Existing appointments may be cancelled with little or no advance notice.
Public holidays - 2015
The Embassy will be closed on the following public holidays in 2015:
Thursday 1 January - New Year's Day
Sunday 25 January - Australia Day (in lieu)
Sunday 5 April - Good Friday (in lieu of 3 April)
Sunday 19 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc)
Monday 20 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc)
Tuesday 21 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc)
Thursday 24 September - Eid al Adha (tbc)
Sunday 27 September - Eid al Adha (tbc)
Monday 28 September - Eid al Adha (tbc)
Tuesday 29 September - Eid al Adha (tbc)
Sunday 25 October - 10 Muharam (tbc)
Thursday 3 December - Arbaeen Imam Hussain
Sunday 27 December - Christmas Day (in lieu of 25 December)
Monday 28 December - Boxing Day (in lieu of 26 December)
Queries regarding visas, immigration and Australian citizenship registration should be sent to the Australian Embassy in Amman: email@example.com or phone +962 6 580 7070 between 9.00am–12.00pm Sunday to Thursday.