Covid-19 Pandemic: Updates & Information for the UAE & Australia

Information and Useful Links

We have witnessed rapid change over the past few months as the world confronted the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates are happening frequently around the globe and it is more important than ever to seek accurate information from reliable sources that support informed decision making.

These include:


The Australian Embassy, Abu Dhabi:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Embassy will operate by appointment only and these are limited to emergency or urgent passport and notarial services. Walk in services are no longer available. To request an appointment, please e-mail Please include your contact details and a brief explanation of the nature of your enquiry. Regular Updates are also available via the below social media channels:
Facebook and Instagram using the handle @AusEmbUAE | Twitter using the handle @AusAmbUAE

Australian Consulate, Dubai:

The Dubai Consulate is now open 5 days a week, albeit on reduced staffing. All client services continue to be by appointment only and can be booked here:, with the exception of passport collection and lodgment of parental consent which should be booked by emailing

For urgent consular assistance you can still contact and if it is an emergency (death, arrest of an Australian citizen) please contact the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra (Australia) on +61 2 6261 3305.


The challenges will be met, and we will move through this in the same way generations before us have managed through various unthinkable occurrences. The focus of the Council is, as it has always been, on our members and our extended community to ensure we help each other where possible and find alternative means to support those connections that will assist us in weathering the immediate crisis; in readiness for recovery. 

We have contacted our partners and will be sharing information that we hope addresses the various issues that some of you may be facing and provide links to reputable sources for you to reach out to as needed. 

Finally stay safe, be kind and reach out to those around you; some of whom may be separated from loved ones and immediate family. If you can support a local business, through an online order or a voucher for future use please do so. 

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