The Australian Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
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.
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 would like regular updates on the work the Australian Embassy does in Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro, follow us on Facebook.
Federal Election 2022
Will you be overseas on election day?
The Australian 2022 federal election will be on 21 May 2022. If you’ll be overseas on this date, apply for a postal vote now. The deadline for registering is 18 May. Or if you can, vote before you travel.
In-person voting will not be possible at the Embassy.
The AEC recommends overseas voters cast a postal vote in this election. If you plan to be overseas at the time of the election, make sure you check your enrolment and request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website.
Australians in Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro are encouraged to vote via postal vote, which can either be posted to the AEC directly, or mailed or dropped off to the Embassy.
To send in your postal vote, please send to:
(Att: Consular Section)
Vladimira Popovica 38-40
To drop off your postal vote, you can visit the Embassy from:
Monday, 9 May 2022 to Friday, 13 May 2022
Working hours: 08:30 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 16:00 and
Monday, 16 May 2022 to Friday, 20 May 2022
Working hours: 08:30 to 13:00 h and 13:30 to 16:00 h
Postal votes must be returned as quickly as possible to ensure they are received by the AEC in time to be counted.
Important information for travel to Australia
Fully vaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible visa holders can travel to and from Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption.
Immediate family members of Australian citizens, permanent residents or New Zealand citizens usually resident in Australia who do not hold an eligible visa must provide proof of relationship before travel by submitting an exemption request through the Travel Exemption Portal.
All other temporary visa holders seeking to travel to Australia must apply for a travel exemption.
From 21 February 2022, all fully vaccinated visa holders can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia.
For further information please visit https://www.australia.gov.au/international-travel and https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au. The Smartraveller website https://www.smartraveller.gov.au remains a valuable source of information with links to relevant Government websites.
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.
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.
After hours please call +61 2 6261 3305.
Vaccinations against COVID-19
Have you read Smartraveller’s advice on vaccines for Australians overseas? https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations
You should consult your local health professional for advice on vaccine options, including assistance that may be available locally.
Australians in Serbia can also find information on Serbia's COVID−19 vaccination program, including how to register online, on the Serbian Government's portal for COVID-19 vaccinations https://euprava.gov.rs/imunizacija-covid-19 (in Serbian Cyrillic only).
This information is also included in the travel advice for Serbia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/serbia
The Australian Government cannot provide advice on the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines that have been approved for use outside of Australia's regulatory process https://www.tga.gov.au/covid-19-vaccines (click on "Provisional Registrations" to see list).
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 https://online.immi.gov.au
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 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.
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.
Direct Aid Program
End of application deadline
Thank you for applying for our Direct Aid Program. We would like to inform you that the application deadline is now over.
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.
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.