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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid has offices at the embassy. Visit the Development Cooperation page for more information.
An election for six new Senators for Western Australia will be held on Saturday 5 April 2014.
You can check if you are enrolled to vote in Western Australia, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AWST Friday 7 March 2014. In person voting will not be available at the Embassy in Harare for this election. You can apply online for a postal vote to be sent to you from Australia at www.aec.gov.au/overseas.
For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/wa-senate or contact the AEC via email (email@example.com) or telephone (+61 2 6273 8606).
Message from the Australian Ambassador
Happy New Year and Happy Australia Day!
It is great to be able to start the New Year with a range of Australian events here in Zimbabwe. Following a fun Australia Day Happy Hour with all our friends, we were delighted to have Deputy Foreign Minister Mutsvangwa and many leading figures from the Zimbabwean and Australian community at the Official Reception on 24 January. Then there was the Book Café Australia Get-Together on 26 January itself and the upcoming Australian Universities Alumni Event on 28 January. It truly is an Australia week in Zimbabwe, underlying the depth of our relationship.
We are also looking forward to welcoming the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, to Zambia at the end of the month. He will sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with COMESA. He will then head on to Cape Town for the Mining Indaba where he should meet Mining Ministers from all our countries of coverage and beyond. I will also attend the COMESA Summit in DRC later in February. There is a busy year ahead. Two notable events in the next few months will be the visit of a DRC Parliamentary Delegation to Australia in March and elections in Malawi in May. Also don’t forget the Anzac Day service in Harare on Friday 25 April. This year is the Centenary of the commencement of WWI and next year will be the Centenary of ANZAC Day itself. On the cultural side we are looking forward to bringing Tropfest, an Australian Film Festival to Harare in late March and again participating in HIFA in April/May.
Best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous 2014
Matthew Neuhaus, Ambassador
26 January 2014
If you would like to send Ambassador Neuhaus a message, please email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Australia advancing disability-inclusive development in Zimbabwe
Media Release - 4 March 2014
An Australian-funded scheme is saving and transforming lives in services in Mashonaland East, Masvingo and Manicaland Provinces.
With funding from the Australian Government, NGOs have improved the health of more than 1000 women and children through providing modern family planning methods, child vaccinations and safe and clean baby delivery services. More than 2000 farmers have also been assisted with fertiliser, seeds and improved access to agricultural extension services and advice.
The Australian Embassy joins other embassies, civil society organisations and concerned Zimbabwean citizens in expressing deep dismay at recent incidents of violence directed against members of political parties in Zimbabwe. The use of violence and intimidation to pursue political means is unacceptable, and must not be tolerated.
It remains essential that all of Zimbabwe’s political parties make every effort to ensure the prevention of violent acts. We urge all Zimbabwe’s political parties to fully respect – within their parties and the nation – the rule of law, right to free speech, freedom of assembly and other democratic freedoms which need to be at the heart of the Zimbabwean political discourse.
For more information, please contact Joel McGregor, Deputy Head of Mission, at email@example.com
How Australia Day became Australia Week…
The Australian Embassy in Harare started the year 2014 with a range of events, all clustered around Australia Day on 26 January. There has never been an Australia Week like it in Harare. But given the participation and enthusiasm there will have to be many more.