Australian Embassy

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.

Operating hours

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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Public Holidays

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
Sunday 23 April Eid Al-Fitr*
Monday 24 April Eid Al-Fitr*
Tuesday 25 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.

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