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 HEMs Ruth Stewart. 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 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, follow us on Facebook.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS

The Australian Embassy in Belgrade is open for project proposals between 19th October and 2nd November 2020 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

-          Development of solutions that mitigate short and long-term social, health and economic consequences of Covid-19 pandemic.

DAP is a flexible small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget and managed by the Australian Embassy in Belgrade. DAP allocation for the Australian Embassy Belgrade for financial year 2020/21 is limited, therefore we are looking for high quality, well targeted project proposals.

DAP project expenditure is limited to a maximum of 15,000 AUD.

Application form for funding can be found here (FORM).

All applications should be sent electronically by email no later than 2nd November at 23.59pm to [email protected] 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 towards the end of November 2020.

COVID 19 - important information for Australians

We now advise all Australians not to travel overseas. If you can't or decide not to return to Australia, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure.

The Embassy is operating with a reduced in-office team and reduced public opening hours (09:00 am to 1:00 pm) due to COVID-19 disruptions. 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 Facebook.com/AustraliainSerbia and subscribe to Smartraveller.gov.au for regular updates.

After hours please call +61 2 6261 3305.

Returning to Australia

Australian citizens who wish to return to Australia and have been unable to do so can register their details here: https://covid19.dfat.gov.au/citizeninformation/s/.

Please ensure you include any medical or other vulnerabilities affecting you or your family members in your registration. There is no need to register if you have already provided your details to the Embassy. Registering your details does not guarantee we can facilitate a seat on a flight or your return to Australia.

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 Smartraveller.gov.au 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 websites.

Payments for passport and notary services

Passport and notarial fees are payable only by debit or credit card.

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.