Australian Embassy

About us

About the Australian Embassy in Iraq

Head of Mission

Christopher Langman

Mr Christopher Langman, Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq

Mr Langman is a senior career officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was Australia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD in Paris from 2008 to 2011. He has previously served as Deputy Head of Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, with earlier postings in Washington and Buenos Aires.

In Canberra, Mr Langman served most recently as First Assistant Secretary, G20 Policy, in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. In DFAT, he served as the head of the Trade and Economic Division (2011-12) and the Office of Trade Negotiations (2005-07). He was Special Negotiator for Agriculture from 2004 to 2005 and Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment from 2002 to 2004.

Contact information

Australian Embassy Baghdad

  • International Zone, Baghdad
  • Mobile: +964 780 923 7565
  • Email:
  • Consular Emergency (24 hours - Australian number): +61 2 6261 3305

Opening hours

The Embassy operates from 8.30am to 4.30pm Sunday to Thursday except for the public holidays listed below.

All services provided by the Australian Embassy Baghdad are by appointment only (+964 780 923 7565 or 

The Australian Embassy is located within the International Zone in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces are responsible for and control all access points into the International Zone. Procedures and requirements for entry into the International Zone are determined by the Government of Iraq and are subject to change on a daily basis. Iraqi security forces can at any time restrict access into and around the International Zone, particularly in response to threats against the International Zone and/or security incidents occurring more widely in Baghdad. For these reasons it may not always be possible for the Embassy to provide Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents with services. Existing appointments may be cancelled with little or no advance notice.

Public holidays - 2016

The Embassy will be closed on the following public holidays in 2016:

  • Sunday 03 January - New Year\'s Day
  • Thursday 28 January - Australia Day (in lieu)
  • Thursday 24 March - Good Friday (in lieu of 25 March)
  • Sunday 22 May-  Shaabanya Ceremony
  • Thursday 07 July- Eid al Fitr (tbc)
  • Sunday 10 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc)
  • Monday 11 July - Eid al Fitr (tbc) 
  • Tusday 13 September - Eid al Adha (tbc) 
  • Wednesday 14 September - Eid al Adha (tbc) 
  • Thursday 15 September - Eid al Adha (tbc)
  • Wednesday 12 October - 10 Muharam (tbc)
  • Monday 21 November - Arbaeen Imam Hussain (tbc)
  • Sunday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Monday 26 December - Boxing Day


Queries regarding visas, immigration and Australian citizenship registration should be sent to the Australian Embassy in Amman: or phone +962 6 580 7070 between 9.00am–12.00pm Sunday to Thursday.