Australian Embassy
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 HE Mr Daniel Emery. The Australian Embassy in Belgrade is accredited to the Republic of SerbiaRepublic 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 travelling overseas we encourage you to check the Smartraveller 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, follow us on Facebook.


The 2023 Voice referendum

The referendum has been announced for Saturday 14 October 2023. The Australian Embassy Belgrade will be offering in-person voting and accepting mailed-in and dropped off postal votes. Please bring a valid identification document, such as your passport or driving licence.

Opening times for in-person voting and postal vote drop-offs at the Embassy:


4 October 2023 to 06 October 2023                                

9 October 2023 to 13 October 2023    

From 9am to 3.30pm   

The Australian Embassy in Belgrade will be closed on the day of the referendum.

If you are overseas and are unable to vote in-person, you can apply for a postal vote. Postal vote packs will be sent to you from Australia by courier, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The latest date to request a postal vote is 6pm, Wednesday 11 October 2023 local time.

You can return your postal vote directly to the AEC in Australia or you can drop it off at the Australian Embassy Belgrade no later than 13 October 2023.

It is not compulsory to vote if you are not in Australia at the time of the referendum. If you will be overseas at the time and unable to vote, you can advise the AEC by completing and returning the Overseas Notification Form.

For any questions about your enrolment, postal vote applications or how to complete the referendum ballot paper, please visit: or Smartraveller.






The Australian Embassy in Belgrade invites all eligible entities in Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro to apply for funding through the Direct Aid Program (DAP) for financial year 2023-24.

The round will open on Wednesday, 27th September at 08:00h and close on Sunday, 15th October at 24:00h (midnight).

What is the Direct Aid Program?

The Direct Aid Program is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed by the Australian Embassy in Belgrade. DAP supports projects that provide direct benefits to those most in need in the local community, including vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.

Who can apply?

DAP is available to non-profit and civil society organisations, community groups and other entities engaged in development activities in Serbia, North Macedonia or Montenegro.

In 2023-2024, priority will be given to projects that:

  • Promote human rights, freedom of media and freedom of expression, and good governance.
  • Promote gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
  • Support anti-tobacco campaign in primary and secondary schools.
  • Support youth mental health.
  • Foster inclusiveness for people with disabilities or chronic health issues.

Funding under the Direct Aid Program is limited therefore we are looking for high quality, well targeted project proposals. Projects should be implemented within a relatively short period of time.

Please note that the application process will be done through the SmartyGrants system. For more information on DAP, who can apply and how, please visit the link for DAP Guidelines.

To find out more about the application process, requirements and other important details, please follow the link:


Important information for travel to Australia

Unvaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents, and visitors can now enter and leave Australia at any time without needing an individual travel exemption.

All incoming travellers will need to comply with the testing and quarantine requirements of the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel. Restrictions can change at any time.

People arriving in Australia will no longer need to complete a Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration.

For further information please visit and The Smartraveller website remains a valuable source of information with links to relevant Government websites.

The Embassy is working with clients from 09:00 am to 1:00 pm. Client services are strictly by appointment only.


Book an appointment


If you can't find an available appointment and it's urgent, call our office on +381 (0)11 3303 400.

Read our Consular Services Charter for what services we can and cannot provide.

Follow the Embassy Facebook page and subscribe to for regular updates.

After hours please call +61 2 6261 3305.

Online-only lodgement for Visitor visa (subclass 600)

The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) is introducing 100 per cent online lodgement for Visitor visas (subclass 600). The changes will be introduced in two phases commencing from September 2021. Following these changes, paper applications will not be accepted as valid for lodgement:

  • From 30 September 2021 (phase 1), all applicants applying for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) from outside Australia in any stream must lodge their application online via ImmiAccount. Applicants applying for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) in Australia in the Tourist stream may lodge their application online via ImmiAccount or by posting their application to the Sydney office. The courier option will no longer be available.
  • From early 2022 (phase 2), all applicants applying for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) in Australia in the Tourist stream must lodge their application online via ImmiAccount.


How can I apply for a Visitor visa online?

ImmiAccount is an online service that provides a simple, efficient and convenient way to apply for a visa. You can create an ImmiAccount, select the visa type you want to apply for, attach documents, submit family applications together and pay the application fee online at

You can also get help from a family member, friend or migration agent to submit your application if required.

Australian Visa Application Centres outside Australia may also offer assisted online lodgement services, depending on local country arrangements.


Where can I get additional information?

Information about these changes will be updated on the Department’s website for each Visitor visa (subclass 600) stream page. A list of all streams is at:

Information and guidance about applying online and using ImmiAccount is available on the Department’s website at:

Smartraveller website

Smartraveller has the latest authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates straight to your email inbox.

Visit to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.

You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.

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.

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 in the United Kingdom websites.


 Information about Australian passport and most recent updates can be found here

Payments for passport and notary services

Passport and notarial fees are payable only by debit or credit card. Notarial services fees can be found at notarial services.

Cards 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) [DOCX].

For Australians in North Macedonia, you can make a bank transfer in euro (EUR) for passport and notary services. Contact the Embassy in Belgrade or our Consular Office in Skopje (North Macedonia) if you wish to use this option.

Appointments for consular and passport services must be made via our online booking system.

If you can't find an available appointment time and it's urgent, call our office on +381 (0)11 3303 400.

Passport fees

Our current passport fees can be found at passport fees.

Consular services: Services for Australians overseas

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

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