Federal Election 2019
The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled.
The Embassy will be open to provide in-person voting services from Sunday to Thursday, 12 May 2019 to 16 May 2019 from 10.30 AM to 1 PM - and 1.30 PM to 3.30 PM. Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at www.aec.gov.au. Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at www.aec.gov.au.
If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.
Information in other languages can be found at www.aec.gov.au/translated.
About the Australian Embassy in Kuwait
Head of Mission
The Australian Ambassador to Kuwait is His Excellency Jonathan Gilbert.
Contact information and opening hours
Dar Al-Awadi Complex (Level 12)
Ahmad Al-Jaber St.
General line: +965 2232 2422
General fax: +965 2232 2430
General opening hours : 8:00 am to 4:00 pm from Sunday to Thursday
Please click here for more information on contact details of the visa and migration.
Please click here for more information on contact details of Passport 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 2019
The Australian Embassy Kuwait will be closed to observe the following public holidays in 2019:
|1 January||New Year's Day|
|25 February||Kuwait National Day|
|26 February||Kuwait Liberation Day|
|21 April||Easter Sunday|
|22 April||Easter Monday|
|5 June||Eid Al-Fitr*|
|6 June||Eid Al-Fitr*|
|9 June||Eid Al-Fitr*|
|12 August||Eid Al-Adha*|
|13 August||Eid Al-Adha*|
|14 August||Eid Al-Adha*|
|1 September||Islamic New Year*|
|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.