Australian Embassy
Iraq

About us

About the Australian Embassy in Iraq

Head of Mission

Dr Joanne Loundes, Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq

Dr Loundes is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Chief Economist, Trade and Investment, Office of Economic Analysis. In Canberra, she has held a range of positions including Assistant Secretary, G20 Branch and Director, APEC Branch. Overseas, Dr Loundes has served as Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Kabul and First Secretary, Australian Embassy, Tokyo.  Prior to joining the Department, she worked as an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia and the University of Melbourne.

Dr Loundes holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from Murdoch University.

 

 

Opening hours

The Embassy operates from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday to Thursday except for the public holidays listed below.

Access to the Australian Embassy in Baghdad is strictly by prior appointment.  If you require an appointment please phone or email us.

 

Visas and Immigration

The Australian Embassy in Baghdad does not issue visas or provide advice about visas or migration to Australia. The Australian Embassy in Amman manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Iraq. Enquiries regarding visas, immigration or citizenship should be directed to the Australian Embassy in Amman [email protected].

You can apply online for most Australian visas and citizenship through ImmiAccount. This is the preferred and most efficient way to apply.

 

تأشيرات الدخول والهجرة

لا تصدر السفارة الأسترالية في بغداد تأشيرات دخول ولا تستطيع تقديم المشورة بشأن تأشيرات الدخول أو الهجرة إلى أستراليا. تتولى السفارة الأسترالية في عمان كافة معاملات تأشيرات الدخول والجنسية للعراقيين والأجانب المقيمين في العراق. يرجى توجيه كافة الاستفسارات المتعلقة بالتأشيرات والهجرة والجنسية إلى السفارة الأسترالية في عمان طريق البريد الإلكتروني التالي:  [email protected].

بالإمكان التقديم لأغلب معاملات تأشيرات الدخول والجنسية الأسترالية الكترونيا من خلال حساب الهجرة والتي تعتبر الطريقة الافضل والأكثر فعالية.

 

 

Public holidays - 2020

The Embassy will be closed on the following public holidays in 2020

1 January 2020

Wednesday

New Year’s Day

26 January 2020

Sunday

Australia Day

22 March 2020

Sunday

Nowruz (in lieu)

12 April 2020

Sunday

Easter Sunday

24 May 2020

Sunday

Eid Al Fitr (tbc)*

25 May 2020

Monday

Eid Al Fitr (tbc)*

26 May 2020

Tuesday

Eid Al Fitr(tbc)*

30 July 2020

Thursday

Eid Al Adha (tbc)*

2 August 2020

Sunday

Eid Al Adha (tbc)*

3 August 2020

Monday

Eid Al Adha (tbc)*

1 September 2020

Tuesday

10 Muharam (Ashura) (tbc)*

11 October 2020

Sunday

Arbaeen Imam Hussain (tbc)*

27 December 2020

Sunday

Christmas Day (in lieu)

28 December 2020

Monday

Boxing Day (in lieu)

 

Public holidays - 2021

The Embassy will be closed on the following public holidays in 2021

3 January 2021

Sunday

New Year’s Day

26 January 2021

Tuesday 

Australia Day (in lieu)

21 March 2021

Sunday

Nowruz

4 April 2021

Sunday

Easter Sunday

16 May 2021

Sunday

Eid Al Fitr

18 May 2021 

Monday

Eid Al Fitr

19 May 2021

Tuesday

Eid Al Fitr

20 July 2021

Tuesday

Eid Al Adha

21 July 2021

Wednesday

Eid Al Adha

22 July 2021

Thursday

Eid Al Adha

19 August 2021

Thursday

10 Muharam

3 October 2021

Sunday

Arbaeen Imam Hussain

25 December 2021

Sunday

Christmas Day

26 December 2021

Monday

Boxing Day

 

(*) May vary slightly and will be confirm closer to the dates.