Australian Embassy
Address: 1 Green Close, Borrowdale, Harare - Telephone: +263 4 853 23 555 - Fax: +263 4 870 566

Welcome to The Australian Embassy

Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Harare. We hope you find this website useful and informative. We welcome Australians living in the area to contact the Embassy about our regular social events on You can also follow the Embassy on Twitter @AusEmbZim 

The Australian Embassy in Harare represents the people and Government of Australia in the countries of:

The Embassy and the Honorary Consulates provide a range of services to Australians living or visiting these countries.


All Australians travelling overseas, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with Smart Traveller, with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Australian Aid

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid has offices at the embassy. Visit the Development Cooperation page for more information.

Message from the Australian Ambassador

Happy New Year from the Australian Embassy. Sadly Angela and my time with you is coming to a close, as we complete our posting here towards the end of February. It has been a fascinating four years and we will be sad to go. I have no doubt we will return – we have made too many friends no to! In the short term I will be heading to Cambridge University in the UK as a Visiting Fellow at the International Law Centre, before heading on to Canberra and whatever comes next in the middle of the year.

Before then there is quite a lot on. We have the elections in Zambia on 20 January, which we will be covering. There is the Cape Town Mining Indaba from 9-12 February, which I will attend. I also hope to visit both Malawi and Bulawayo before departure.

Australia Day is coming up. This year we will have the formal reception in Harare on Wednesday 28 January, and a more informal Aussie Day Happy Hour on the evening of 29 January. I hope to see many of you there as this will also be our farewell events. I will leave my reflections on our four year here till then.

Meanwhile I wish everyone a happy, peaceful and more prosperous 2015!

Matthew Neuhaus, Ambassador
7 January 2015

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Following are video messages from Australia’s new Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Trade Minister Andrew Robb:

Minister for Foreign Affairs press releases

Our Ambassadors video series features short interviews with Australia's official representatives overseas. DFAT operates Australia's official missions abroad, each of which is run by an Ambassador, High Commissioner or Consul-General. The series will provide an insight into the work of our representatives abroad, and some of the major issues they are confronting as they pursue Australian interests in the countries where they are working. View the interview with Ambassador Matthew Neuhaus, recorded August 2012.

Latest News Feed 

Zimbabwe and Australia in the Cricket World Cup 2015

As we count down to the Cricket World Cup, millions of people worldwide are beginning to get behind their teams in anticipation they can claim cricket’s ultimate prize! Australia is proud to welcome Zimbabwe as they stand together with the best cricket teams from around the world in the quest for international cricket glory.

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Australia Day Speech, Harare 28 January 2015

Ambassador Matthew Neuhaus
Today we celebrate our national day, Australia Day. We celebrate our freedom, our democracy, our prosperity and the multi-racial, multi-cultural nation we have created in the Southern Hemisphere. We celebrate our values of egalitarianism, mateship and hard work. We celebrate with you here in Zimbabwe in seeking to share these values, just as we have welcomed so many Zimbabweans white and black to Australia to work with us, study with us and live with us.

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Australia Awards Fellow – empowering people with disability

Blind from the age of three after contracting measles, Zimbabwean Kudzai Shava, in spite of his disability, went on to become a teacher, researcher, scholar and disability advocate.

Aside from his vast experience teaching in both mainstream and special schools for over 13 years, Kudzai has been heavily involved in voluntary, research and advocacy work, and has dedicated most of his working life to campaigning for the rights and empowerment of people with disabilities.

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