Australian Embassy

Services for Australians


Consular Assistance

The Embassy provides consular assistance to Australians living in or visiting Kuwait in line with the Consular Services Charter, which outlines the consular services and assistance provided by the Australian Government. The Charter explains what help we may be able to provide and what we cannot do. As noted, there will be circumstances in which our ability to provide consular support may be limited.

The Australian Embassy in Kuwait has consular responsibility for Australians in Kuwait only. 

Emergency contact details

During business hours, Embassy consular staff are available to assist you with any requests for consular services. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the Embassy's contact details.

In order to be granted access to the Embassy you will need to bring a valid government-issued photo identification (an Australian passport or Australian driver’s licence). There are no exceptions to this policy.

If you or someone you know needs urgent assistance outside business hours, emergency consular assistance is available 24 hours a day. Call the Consular Emergency Centre (CEC) in Canberra on:

  • +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas)
  • 1300 555 135 (within Australia)

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