Australian Embassy

National Survey on Marriage Equality

The Australian Government will hold an Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation have been published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Eligible Australians overseas

There are multiple options for participation in the survey for eligible Australians that are overseas. Australians who are temporarily overseas may be able to complete their survey form before they leave or after they return. Survey forms will be delivered by 25 September and need to be received at the ABS by the 7 November deadline, allowing a reasonable period for completing and posting back the paper form.

Eligible Australians that are overseas for this entire period could ask a trusted person to receive their form on their behalf, open it, complete it based on their instruction and return it to the ABS.

If neither of the above options are possible, eligible Australian overseas will be able to request a Secure Access Code from the ABS through the Information Line or the ABS website from 25 September to 20 October 2017 and complete the survey online, via the automated telephone service or via a call centre.

For more information, please visit

Important News:

As of 1 January 2017, fees for passports and notarial services will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Other than notarial fees, Australia does not charge for consular assistance provided for Australians.

For more information on the passport fees increase, please visit

For more information on the notarial service fees increase, please visit

About the Australian Embassy in Kuwait

Head of Mission

The Australian Ambassador to Kuwait is His Excellency Mr Warren Hauck.

Contact information and opening hours

Dar Al-Awadi Complex (Level 12)
Ahmad Al-Jaber St.
Sharq, Kuwait
General line: +965 2232 2422
General fax:  +965 2232 2430
General opening hours : 8:00 am to 4:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday
Location map

Visa services

Please click here for more information on contact details of the visa and migration.

Passport services

Please click here for more information on contact details of Passport services.

Consular services

Please click here for more information on Consular services.

Employment at the Australian Embassy

There are currently no vacancies at the Embassy.

Public Holidays for 2017

The Australian Embassy Kuwait will be closed to observe the following public holidays in 2017:

21 September

Islamic New Year

24 December

Christmas Eve

25 December

Christmas Day

26 December

Boxing Day

* These dates are subject to change depending on the sighting on the moon, in accordance with the Hijri calendar.