Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Warsaw
2018 Batman by-election
A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018.
You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Batman, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Wednesday 14 February 2018.
In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.
You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.
New Work and Holiday arrangement with the Czech Republic commencing 1 March 2018
The new Work and Holiday arrangement with the Czech Republic comes into effect on 1 March 2018. Young adults from the Czech Republic can apply for a subclass 462 visa from the date of commencement.
Information for Czech citizens on how to lodge and prepare an application is available at http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/462-. Further important information and announcements about the program are available at http://germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/Visas_and_Migration.html
Additional 300 places for Polish Work and Holiday Maker agreement
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection has announced that an additional 300 places in this year’s Work and Holiday arrangement between Australia and Poland will be opened on 1 October 2017.
Updates on the programme will be provided on the Australian Embassy in Berlin website.
Please note that the Australian Embassy in Warsaw does not accept visa applications nor provide visa services.
Intercountry Adoption Programme between Australia and Poland
An intercountry adoption programme opened between Poland and Australia on 9 November 2015. More information on this agreement can be found at https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/IntercountryAdoption/Pages/default.aspx and http://www.intercountryadoption.gov.au/
Australian Embassy Ukraine
The Australian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, is now open. Please note that the Embassy does not provide a full range of services and enquiries should be made by telephone or email in the first instance. Please click here for the Embassy's contact details and website.
If you require consular or passport assistance in Ukraine, please contact the Australian Honorary Consul’s office in Kyiv in the first instance