Australian Embassy
Serbia
Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro

 

 

 Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Belgrade

Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Belgrade. Here you will find information on how to contact us, advice on the range of consular and passport services available to Australians, information on visa and citizenship arrangements, and general information about Australia.

The Australian Ambassador to Serbia is Ms Ruth Stewart. The Australian Embassy in Belgrade is accredited to the Republic of Serbia, Republic of North Macedonia and Montenegro .

If you wish to learn more about Australian foreign, trade and development policy or our bilateral relationships we encourage you to explore the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

If you are an Australian planning to travel overseas we encourage you to check the SmartTraveller website. You can also follow Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

If you would like regular updates on the work the Australian Embassy does in Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro, please follow us on Facebook .

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

 

DAP - CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS 

 

The Australian Embassy in Belgrade is open for project proposals between 1st and 20th October 2019 that will be funded through the Direct Aid Program (DAP). 

We welcome project proposals from capable non-profit and civil society organisations from Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro seeking funding for the activities/projects addressing the following priorities:

-          Promotion of human rights, freedom of expression and good governance

-          Promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, as a driver of their economic growth and

-          Support to environmental awareness.

DAP is a flexible small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget and managed by the Australian Embassy in Belgrade, which has been signficantly reduced in financial year 2019/20 .  As a result, we are looking for high quality, well targeted project proposals.

Application form for funding can be found here (DAP Project Assessment Form).

All applications should be sent electronically by email no later than 20th October at 23.59pm to Belgrade.embassy@dfat.gov.au clearly stating the name of the organisation in the subject line.

The names and phone numbers/email addresses of the contact persons should be included in either the application form or email.

Please bear in mind that DAP program does not fund:

-          Grant programs run by other government organisations;

-          Micro-credit schemes or any other project that involves return of money or loans for cash;

-          Salary of permanent staff of implementing organisation;

-          Administrative costs not directly related to project implementation;

-          Purchase or rental or property land;

-          Purchase of vehicles;

-          Routine, recurring and/or running costs including: office rent, electricity, water, phone, internet, etc.; routine maintenance and repairs (including of equipment such as photocopiers, computers, stoves, fridges etc.); and office or equipment insurance;

-          Commercial ventures;

-          Direct support for governments.

We look forward receiving your applications. Successful applicants will be contacted by 6th December 2019.

 

 

SMARTRAVELLER WEBSITE

Important changes to Smartraveller are coming. Our new Smartraveller website will be launched in November. It will include a simpler system for getting travel advice updates and a new approach to registration.

Travellers have told us what they want most from Smartraveller is timely travel advice.  We’ve listened, and we’re working on a subscription service that will deliver the latest updates to your inbox and SMS critical alerts in a crisis.

As part of the update we no longer ask Australians to register their travel before departure.  

From November, Smartraveller’s registration system will activate only when there’s a crisis overseas.  

The service we provide to Australians in difficulty overseas is not changing. 

You’re still welcome to register your travel with Smartraveller until November.  

As always, we encourage Australians overseas to stay in touch with friends and family and let them know you’re safe.

If you need immediate assistance, you can call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.

For more information on the changes, visit Smartraveller.gov.au/changes.

 

HOME AFFAIRS EUROPE SERVICE CENTRE PHONE NUMBERS ARE NO LONGER IN OPERATION

The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs Europe Service Centre phone numbers are no longer in operation. Home Affairs have a new Global Service Centre (GSC) providing longer opening hours and shorter wait times. For more information visit Home Affairs website or The Australian High Commission websites.

 

Payments for Passport and Notary Services (Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro)

All passport and notarial fees are payable only by debit or credit card at the Embassy. 

Cards that are accepted by the embassy include the Dina Card, Visa, Visa electron, MasterCard and Maestro. All payments will be processed in Serbian Dinars (RSD).

For those not in Serbia, a Credit Card Authorisation Form is attached  (FORM), as well as word form (FORM).

For customers ouside Serbia, there is a possibility to make a bank transfer in EUR. Please get in touch with the Embassy or Consular Office in Skopje if you wish to use this option.

Appointments for consular and passport services must be made via our online booking system. Appointments cannot be made by telephone or email.

 

Passport fees

Our current passport fees can be found at passport fees.

Appointments for passport and notarial services at the Australian Embassy in Belgrade can be made via our online booking service.  Appointments cannot be made by telephone or email.

A link to the service can be found on our “Services for Australians Overseas” page.

Please also see this page if you require emergency consular assistance.