Australian Embassy

The Australian Embassy in Cambodia 


The Australian Embassy Phnom Penh will be closed from 19-21 September 2017, and will re-open on 22 September 2017. 

If you are an Australian citizen and you need emergency consular assistance, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Consular Emergency Centre (CEC) in Canberra is there to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact the CEC by calling the Embassy switchboard on +855 23 213 470 and follow the prompts for emergency consular assistance. Alternatively, contact the CEC directly by dialling +61 2 6261 3305 (international call charges apply). The CEC is also an advisory line for concerned family members in Australia and can be called on 1300 555 135 (for the cost of a local call within Australia). 



4 September 2017 - Australian Statement on the Political Situation in Cambodia (English | Khmer

23 August 2017 - Visit to Cambodia by South Australian Minister for Investment and Trade (English | Khmer) (PDF 216KB | PDF 322KB)


Direct Aid Program (DAP)
Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2017/18 round now open. Further information is available here.


Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation will be published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. The ABS has also launched an Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Information Line: 1800 572 113 or +61 2 6252 5262. The Information Line is open seven days a week, between 8am and 8pm (AEST).


From 1 July passport and notarial services at the Embassy will be by appointment only, with the exception of document collection. Appointments can be booked via our website.


Scam alert - Migration fraud and scams
We are concerned by recent scam phone calls, claiming to be from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, with the caller requesting money to progress visa applications. Click here for more details


From 1 July 2016 all student visa applications must be lodged online through ImmiAccount.

Paper student visa applications lodged on or after 1 July 2016, including applications that were mailed to the Post prior to 1 July and received at the Post on or after 1 July, will be considered invalid and returned to the applicant together with payment of the student visa application charge.

Further information is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website,


Please note that Australian Customs and Border Protection Service website and the current Department of Immigration and Border Protection website have been replaced by a new website: Please find updated links within the Visas and Migration page.

Ambassador's Message

Angela Corcoran, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia

Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh. This site contains a broad range of information on the Embassy's services.

Australia is a close friend of Cambodia. Our partnership has developed rapidly since the days of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia twenty years ago. The Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh continues to work with the Royal Government of Cambodia across a broad range of sectors.

The Embassy’s aid section is one of our largest and coordinates Australia’s development assistance program here in Cambodia. In recent years, the program has focused on health, agriculture and rural development, infrastructure and governance. Through the Australia Awards scheme Australia has awarded over 500 scholarships for Cambodians to study at Australian Universities.

The Australian Federal Police here in Phnom Penh, works with the Cambodian National Police, to fight transnational crime. The Australian Defence Force runs a defence cooperation program with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces which, for example, seeks to coordinate regional maritime surveillance. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection, also represented at the Embassy, works with the Cambodian Government to help build its capacity on border management.

Meanwhile, an increasing number of Australian companies are recognising the opportunities presented by Cambodia’s impressive economic growth and strategic location in the heart of a booming region. Beyond our strong government and business ties, Australia and Cambodia also share deep and longstanding people-to-people links. I look forward to the networks between our countries continuing to grow as increasing numbers of Australians visit Cambodia for tourism, work and study, including through the New Colombo Plan. The bonds between our countries are also being strengthened by the ever-greater number of Cambodians visiting Australia.

For Australians living or visiting Cambodia – welcome. I encourage you to read the travel advice and register your travel at This will enable us to contact you in the event of an emergency. It may also be used to pass other important information on to you such as updated Travel Advisories, and notice of elections.

For Cambodians wishing to visit Australia, you can find information on applying for a visa here.