Services for Australians Overseas
If you are an Australian citizen requiring urgent consular assistance
- Call the chancery switchboard on +356 2133 8201. If we cannot take your call you will be provided the option to be transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's 24 hour Consular Operations Centre in Canberra.
- Call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's 24 hour Consular Operations Centre direct on +61 2 6261 3305, SMS +61 421 269 080 or call 1300 555 135 (from within Australia).
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Find more information about consular services and passsports in the About Us section.
What we can and cannot do
Assisting Australians overseas, within limits.
Please note if you are a dual national in your country of other nationality, we will only be able to assist in exceptional circumstances.
Legalisation of Documents / Notarials:
Please note that we only accept credit cards and BOV debit cards for payment of Notarial Services and Document Legalisation fees.
Payments can be made by cash or cheque in the Euro equivalent of the current Australian dollar application fee.
Changes to Australian Passport and Consular Fees, 1 January 2018
Local fees are subject to change monthly with currency fluctuations.
Visas and Citizenship:
The Australian High Commission in Malta, does not provide visa or immigration advice. Maltese and Tunisian citizens are now able to apply for visas online. For more information on visas and citizenship please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
Duty Free, Prohibited Items and More:
To learn what you can send to or take into Australia please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
2018 Batman by-election
A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018.
You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Batman, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Wednesday 14 February 2018.
In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.
You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.
On-line registration for Australians overseas
We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.
A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services.
Returning to Australia
Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.