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Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
The Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General will be closed on:
|Thursday 9 May||Ascension|
|Friday 10 May||Observed by International Organisations|
|Monday 20 May||Pentecost|
Out of Hours (emergencies only)
For emergencies out of office hours please call +41 (0) 22 799 9100 – the recorded message will give instructions on connecting to the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on a toll-free number.
Consular and Passport Information
Information for Australian Citizens, Citizenship, Birth Registrations, Travel Advice, Visas to Australia or Papua New Guinea, may be found in the Australian Consulate-General (Services for Australians) section.
Passport fees increased on 1 January 2013. Read more about the new fees.
Honorary Consul - Mr Alexander Kaiser is Australia's Honorary Consul in Zurich - details of his availability can be found here.
2013 Australian Federal Election
The Prime Minister has announced that the next Federal Election will take place on 14 September 2013.
If you wish to vote in the Federal Election while overseas you must be enrolled to vote. The Australian Electoral Commission recommends that you check your enrolment and register if you wish to vote while overseas.
For further information please contact the Australian Electoral Commission
The Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations offers the opportunity for Australians to undertake voluntary internships on a self-funded basis.
16th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group
Statement on Cuba by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 1 May 2013
Statement on Cameroon by Ms Beth Griffith-Clarke, 1 May 2013
Statement on Azerbaijan by Ms Sadia Stathis, 30 April 2013
Statement on the Russian Federation by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 29 April 2013
Statement on Bangladesh by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 29 April 2013
Statement on Canada by Ms Ruth Stone, 26 April 2013
Statement on Djibouti by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 25 April 2013
Statement on Germany by Mr James Pettit, 25 April 2013
Statement on Tuvalu by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 24 April 2013
Statement on Uzbekistan by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 24 April 2013
Statement on Colombia by Mr Noel Campbell, 23 April 2013
Statement on Cape Verde by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 23 April 2013
Statement on Burkina Faso by Ms Sally Dawkins, 22 April 2013
Statement on Turkmenistan by Ms Sally Dawkins, 22 April 2013
Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) - April 2013 Intersessionals
Statement by Ms Namdi Payne on clearance, 17 April 2013
Statement by Ms Namdi Payne on compliance, 17 April 2013
Statement by Ms Namdi Payne on national implementation measures, 16 April 2013
Statement by Ms Laura Tomizzi on victim assistance, 16 April 2013
Statement by Ms Christine Pahlman on international cooperation and assistance, 16 April 2013
All Australians travelling overseas, whatever the reasons and however long you'll be away, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before travel. You can register on-line or in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. The information you provide will help us to contact you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family issue. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as updated Travel Advice and notice of elections.
Information about risks overseas is contained in the Department's travel advisories. These and other travel tips to help you better prepare for your overseas trip can be found at smartraveller.gov.au You can also subscribe to automatically receive email updates each time we change our travel advisories.