About the Australian Embassy in Kuwait
The Australian Embassy in Kuwait offers passport and consular services to Australian citizens living in or visiting Kuwait in addition to a range of notarial services.
Sunday to Thursday, 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Note: Passport application interviews and notarial services are by appointment only.
Head of Mission
The Australian Ambassador to Kuwait is HE Melissa Kelly.
Ms Kelly is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently First Secretary, Australian Embassy, Riyadh. She has previously served overseas in Jordan and Pakistan.
Ms Kelly speaks Arabic and holds a Master of Laws (International Law) from the Australian National University (2008); a Bachelor of Laws (2003), and a Bachelor of Business (2003) from the Queensland University of Technology.
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2023 NSW State Election
The 2023 NSW State election will take place on 25 March. If you’re overseas, you can still take part by applying online to vote by post. Postal vote applications close 6pm, 20 March - apply as soon as possible to ensure the ballot reaches you in time for you to vote by election day.
In-person voting won’t be available overseas, but there will be drop off locations for your completed postal vote. Find the list of those locations on the NSW Electoral Commission website: https://elections.nsw.gov.au/voters/voting-options/interstate-or-overseas.
For more information, visit: https://elections.nsw.gov.au/.
The Australian Embassy Kuwait will be closed on the following days in 2023:
|Sunday||1 January||New Year's Day|
|Sunday||26 February||Kuwait Liberation Day|
|Monday||27 February||Kuwait National Day (in lieu)|
|Sunday||09 April||Good Friday (in lieu)|
|Monday||10 April||Easter Monday|
|Thursday||20 April||Eid Al-Fitr*|
|Sunday||23 April||Eid Al-Fitr*|
|Monday||24 April||Eid Al-Fitr*|
|Wednesday||28 June||Eid Al-Adha*|
|Thursday||29 June||Eid Al-Adha*|
|Sunday||02 July||Eid Al-Adha*|
|Monday||25 December||Christmas Day|
|Tuesday||26 December||Boxing Day|
|Wednesday||27 December||Additional DFAT Holiday|
* Dates for religious holidays depend upon sighting of the moon and may vary from the dates listed above.