About the Australian Embassy in Israel
Ambassador Ralph King
Dr Ralph King is a senior career officer with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
He has previously served as Australian’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, with non-resident accreditation to Bahrain, Oman and Yemen (2015-18); Ambassador to Egypt (2012-14); and Ambassador to Kuwait (2004-2007). He has also had postings in Hanoi, Beirut and Damascus.
His most recent positions in Canberra were Assistant Secretary, COVID 19 Consular Crisis Response Branch (March-July 2020), and Assistant Secretary, Middle East Branch (2018-20).
Before joining DFAT, Dr King was Senior Middle East Analyst in the Office of National Assessments. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, and an MPhil and a PhD in International Relations. He speaks Arabic, French and German, and is married with two children.
Discount Bank Tower (28th Floor)
23 Yehuda Halevi St (Corner Herzl St)
Tel Aviv 6513601
Postal address: PO Box 29108 Tel Aviv 6129001
Tel: +972 3 6935000.
Email: [email protected]
Mon -Thurs: 08:00 -12:30 and 13:00 -16:30
Fri: 08:00 to 13:00
Telephone (for genuine emergencies only): (03) 6935025
Inquiries/information: Please refer to the visa/citizenship information on our website and the website of the Department of Home Affairs. You may also contact our Global Service Centre in Australia on +61 2 61960196.
Email: [email protected]. When your email is received by our office, you will receive an autoreply. Please read it carefully. We will send a manual/human reply only where we believe it is appropriate to do so, such as genuine emergencies. Usually within two work days.
Entry to the Visa, Immigration and Citizenship Section is by appointment only. Appointments are given in exeptional circumstances. In most cases we may be able to provide the requested information or assistance through our websites or by email if we believe it is apppropriate to do so.
Public Holidays 2023 - The Embassy will be closed on:
- Monday 2 January New Year's Day (in Lieu)
- Thursday 6 April First Day Passover
- Friday 7 April Good Friday
- Monday 10 April Easter Monday
- Wednesday 12 April Last day Passover
- Wednesday 26 April Independence Day
- Friday 26 May Shavu'ot
- Monday 12 June Birthday of the Sovereign
- Monday 25 September Yom Kippur
- Monday 25 December Christmas Day
- Tuesday 26 December Boxing Day
- Wednesday 27 December Additional DFAT Public Holiday
- Thursday 28 December Additional DFAT Public Holiday
- Friday 29 December Additional DFAT Public Holiday