Australian Embassy
Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro




Dear DAP applicants,

Thank you for your interest in the Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program.

We would like to inform you that final selection of projects that will be supported though 2019-20 Direct Aid Program (DAP) has been completed and are listed below.

The Embassy of Australia received more than 100 applications and evaluated them in line with our DAP strategy and guidelines.

We congratulate successful applicants and look forward working with them.

Also, we encourage those who have not been successful this year to monitor our Embassy’s activities and use opportunity to apply for funds in future years.

Here is the list of projects that will be supported through DAP in 2019-20:

1.       Civic education for human rights (Civic Initiatives, Belgrade, Serbia)

2.       Strong women-strong village (Women’s Forum Prijepolje, Serbia)

3.       Empowering social and financial girls status (Pomoc deci, Belgrade, Serbia)

4.       They can do it (Association of Business Women, Valjevo, Serbia)

5.       Recycling for beginners – environmental workshop education for children (Centre for Positive Youth Development, Belgrade, Serbia)

6.       Freedom from violence is a basic human right (Centre for Hope, Skopje, North Macedonia)

7.       Reconciliation through insider mediation (Centre for intercultural dialogue, Kumanovo, North Macedonia)

8.       Human UP (European Association for Law and Finance, Podgorica, Montenegro)


Australian Bushfires

Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contacted us offering messages of support, condolence and solidarity around the devastating bushfires in Australia. For further information about the current bushfire situation, donating to bushfire relief, and offers of assistance, please see below.


Details on the current bushfire situation

For information about the current bushfire situation, please visit the relevant state or territory emergency management website:


Bushfire relief donations

We have received a large number of enquires asking about organisations that are receiving donations. The following Australian charities are accepting donations for bushfire relief:


Concerns for friends and family in Australia

If you are unable to contact family and friends in Australia, you can contact: Australian Red Cross – ‘Register.Find.Reunite’: This service registers, finds and reunites family, friends and loved ones after an emergency


Offers of assistance

The Australian Government continues to receive offers of assistance from the global community, domestic organisations, groups and individuals. These requests are being worked through in close consultation with the states and territories to determine the best options to support our emergency service personnel and fire-affected communities.

New Consular Strategy in Australia

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop MP has launched the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade\'s Consular Strategy 2014-16 along with a revised Consular Services Charter, which outlines the consular services and assistance provided by the department.
Media release:
Consular Strategy 2014-16: