The Embassy will be closed on the following dates:
Monday 3 October and Tues 4 October: Rosh Hashana
Wednesday 12 October: Yom Kippur
Monday 17 October and Monday 24 October: Succot
Welcome to the Internet website of the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv. This site contains a broad range of information on the Embassy's services.
The information and links on this site are aimed at answering the most commonly asked questions about Australia. The site covers services for Australian citizens, as well as information on immigration and visas.
The site also contains links to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australian Government websites. These links are designed to assist those looking for information on Trade, Cultural, Aid or other Government services.
We regularly review and update our website and would welcome feedback from visitors on how it can be improved.
Dave Sharma, Ambassador
Introduction of appointment system for passports and notarial services from 4 July 2016
As of Monday 4 July 2016 an appointment will be required for all passport and notarial services provided by the Australian Embassy, Tel Aviv.
Please ensure that you put your Australian passport number in the Notes field when booking your appointment.
Work and Holiday visa arrangement between Australia and Israel commences
On 1 June 2016 the reciprocal Work and Holiday visa arrangement between Australia and Israel commenced.
This visa arrangement enables young Israeli adults, aged 18 to 30, to enjoy an extended holiday in Australia, during which they may undertake short term work and study.
The Work and Holiday visa arrangement has an annual cap of 500 places per year.
Speaking ahead of the commencement, Australian Ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma said “this visa arrangement will further enhance the people-to-people links between our countries. By providing a unique cultural exchange experience for young adults, this Work and Holiday visa arrangement can only enrich the lives of the young participants on both sides.”
Eligible young Israelis are able to apply for a Work and Holiday visa to visit Australia from 1 June 2016.
Information on the Work and Holiday visa programme is available on the Australian Embassy’s website at: http://israel.embassy.gov.au/tavv/Visas_and_Migration.html
View Ambassador Sharma's interview regarding the visa (English with Hebrew subtitles) on Israel's YNet News at the following link:
Be’er Sheva Commemoration Annual Memorial Service
Monday 31 October 2016
The Australian Embassy and the Municipality of Be’er Sheva invite you to the commemoration of the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Be’er Sheva which marks the fall of the Ottoman controlled city of Be’er Sheva to British and ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops on 31 October 1917. The historic charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade of the Australian Mounted Division played a critical part in this major battle.
The Embassy service is as follows:
1. Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery (Ha’atzmaut St. Be’er Sheva)
10:00 Commemoration service
Other ceremonies of the day are:
2. Turkish Memorial Monument (Tuviyahu St. Be’er Sheva)
11:00 Commemoration service
3. Park of the Australian Soldier (Abba Ahimeir St. Be’er Sheva)
11:30 Refreshments and morning tea
12:00 Tribute to the Australian Light Horse Brigade
For further details, to RSVP or if you are interested in laying a wreath at the cemetery please contact Esti at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th October. It is recommended to bring umbrellas.
Ambassador Sharma and StartupAUS CEO explain how Australia is changing to become Startup friendly
A combination of political motivation from the Australian government is making strides to align with progressively structured determination from the private sector, potentially leading to newfound opportunities for startup growth and development. Hear the views of Ambassador Dave Sharma and newly appointed CEO of #StartupAUS, Alex McCauley (who recently served as Second Secretary at the Australian Embassy in Israel) on how to capitalize on this opportunity in the link:
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