Australian Embassy

The Australian Embassy in Cambodia



20 November 2018 - The Australian Embassy is closed for Water Festival public holidays from Wednesday 21st until Friday 23rd November. 

17 November 2018 - Joint Statement of the Governments of Australia, Japan and the United States on Trilateral Partnership for infrastructure investment in the Indo-Pacific (English, Khmer). 

16 November 2018 - Media Release Guilty Verdict in Khmer Rouge Trials (English, Khmer).

8 November 2018 - The Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh invites professional, qualified and experienced guarding service companies to summit a quotation to supply protective security services for the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh (English)


2018 Victorian State Election

The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote. 

The Australian Embassy Phnom Penh will offer early voting services from Monday 12 November to Tuesday 20 November 2018. The Embassy will be closed on Election Day. 

Dates and times

Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November:  8:30am – 12noon and 1:30pm – 3pm
Monday 19 November:  8:30am – 12noon and 1:30pm – 3pm
Tuesday 20 November:  8:30am – 12noon

The Embassy will be closed from Wednesday 21 November to Saturday 24 November. Voting services will not be available during this period.

Further information is available at the Victorian Electoral Commission website.


The Australian Embassy experiences an increase in the number of visa applications from applicants wishing to travel to Australia during Pchum Ben Day and Water Festival holiday period.

Lodge your application as soon as possible to avoid delays. The Department’s global processing time for visitor visas  is approximately 24 days found here.

Lodge online using ImmiAccount or by making an appointment with VFS Global for Cambodia.


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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’s relationship with Cambodia spans 66 years of diplomatic relations, and we work 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, and infrastructure. Through the Australia Awards program Australia has awarded over 750 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 Home Affairs, also represented at the Embassy, works with the Cambodian Government to help build its capacity on border management.

Every year, new Australian companies are recognising the opportunities presented by Cambodia’s economic growth and strategic location. 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. I am also pleased to see more 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.

If you would like regular updates on the work the Australian Embassy does in Cambodia, follow us on Facebook (@AustralianEmbassyPhnomPenh) and Twitter (@AusEmbPP)!