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 immigration.amman@dfat.gov.au.

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:  immigration.amman@dfat.gov.au.

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

 

 

Public holidays - 2019

The Embassy will be closed on the following public holidays in 2019

1 January 2019

Tuesday

New Year’s Day

27 January 2019

Sunday

Australia Day (in lieu)

21 March 2019

Thursday

Nowruz

21 April 2019

Sunday

Sha’abanya Holy Visitation and Easter Sunday

4 June 2019

Tuesday

Eid Al Fitr

5 June 2019

Wednesday

Eid Al Fitr

6 June 2019

Thursday

Eid Al Fitr

13 August 2019

Tuesday

Eid Al Adha (tbc)*

14 August 2019

Wednesday

Eid Al Adha (tbc)*

15 August 2019

Thursday

Eid Al Adha (tbc)*

10 September 2019

Tuesday

10 Muharam (tbc)*

20 October 2019

Sunday

Arbaeen Imam Hussain (tbc)*

25 December 2019

Wednesday

Christmas Day

26 December 2019

Thursday

Boxing Day