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

This message is written as we look forward to Zimbabwe’s National Day on 18 April, Easter and ANZAC Day. All are important moments of reflection, and encourage us to work for a better world. We particularly look forward to welcoming the Australian and New Zealand Community, their Zimbabwe friends and the diplomatic community in the spirit of peace and reconciliation which marks ANZAC Day at the Embassy Memorial Service on the evening of Thursday 24 April.

This year has been a great one so far for Australian / Zimbabwean cultural relations with an exciting Australia Week in January and the Tropfest film festival at the Book Cafe in March. There is much more to come with Australian singer Jo Lowry and an Australian acrobatic group at HIFA from 29 April to 2 May, as well as an Australian/Austrian collaborative art exhibition with Zimbabwean Culture at the National Gallery. Hope to see you there!

At the Embassy we have now integrated the Foreign Affairs and AusAID activities in line with the policy of the new Australian Government. As a result we are one whole of Embassy team and our colleagues implementing our Australian Aid activities will also be covering Zambia and Malawi. There will be visits to Malawi and Zambia in May for the Australia Awards Program interviews. I will be in Malawi in May for the National Elections, with other travel plans to Zambia and the DRC to follow. I look forward to meeting many of you on these visits.

With best wishes for a Happy Easter

Matthew Neuhaus, Ambassador
16 April 2014

If you would like to send Ambassador Neuhaus a message, please email on

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

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 

Tropfest inspires Zimbabwe

In March the Australian Embassy in Harare brought Tropfest, Australia’s most prestigious short film festival, to Zimbabwe, as part of a larger tour to South Africa and Kenya.

With humble beginnings in a local café in Sydney two decades ago, Tropfest has grown to become the world’s largest short film festival, with competitions in Australia, the US, South East Asia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

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International Women’s Day at the Australian Embassy Inspired Change and encouraged Mentorship

The Australian Embassy in Harare commemorated International Women’s Day on 5 March with a seminar and morning tea targeting Australian alumni with the theme Inspiring Change and Mentorship.

The event featured presentations by Sekai Nzenza, writer, development consultant and recently appointed CEO of the Rio Zim Foundation and Netty Musanhu, director of the Musasa Project, an organisation working on gender-based violence issues in Zimbabwe

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Australian science circus wows Malawi

DR Graham, Walker, a scientist at the Australian National University brought his unique brand of high-energy delivery and amazing science education show to Malawi on the first leg of an African tour, which started in March. Dr Graham Walker has been performing science shows for the past 13 years and is one of two people in the world with a PhD in science show performance.

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