Australian Embassy
Embassy Address: 41 Kayed Al Armouti Street, PO Box 35201, Abdoun, Amman 11180 - Telephone: +962 6 580 7000, Facsimile: +962 6 580 7001

Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Jordan

     Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Jordan. We have developed this site to provide visitors with information on the Embassy's services as well as the relationship between Australia and Jordan. The website also contains useful links aimed at answering some commonly-asked questions about Australia: visas and immigration; links to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Australian Embassies and Australian Government websites. These links are designed to assist those looking for information on Australian culture, business opportunities, international activities and government services.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope it provides you with the information you seek.

Heidi Venamore PSM



FIFA World Cup Qualifier – Australia versus Jordan, Amman: 8 October 2015

A FIFA World Cup qualifier between Australia and Jordan will take place at the Amman Stadium on 8 October 2015, with the game beginning at 5.00pm.

Further information and purchase of tickets for Australia supporters can be obtained at:

Financial Department,
Jordan Football Association,
Al Riyadha St. (branching from Al Shaheed St.)
Gate no. 4, Al-Hussein Youth City,
Amman, Jordan

Office Hours: Sunday – Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

The Australian Embassy does not have tickets for sale to the game.

We recommend that all travelling fans register with Smartraveller and ensure that they have adequate travel insurance whilst in Jordan. Travel advice for Jordan can be found at:

Australian Government Response to the Syrian and Iraqi Humanitarian Crisis

On 9 September 2015, the Australian Government announced it will accept an additional 12,000 refugees who are fleeing the conflict in Syria and Iraq. The places will be primarily for refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

The Refugee and Humanitarian Visa program is for people who are subject to persecution or substantial discrimination amounting to gross violation of human rights in their home country. This is a non-discriminatory program which provides support to those most in need, this includes women, children and families of persecuted minorities.

The Australian Government is committed to working closely with the UNCHR to deliver the 12,000 additional refugee places. If the UNHCR assesses that you are a refugee whose life and freedom depends on urgent resettlement, they may refer your case to the Australian Embassy.

If you have a family member who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who has lived in Australia for a long time, they may sponsor you through the Special Humanitarian Program (SHP).

The SHP Visa is for people who are not refugees as defined in the Refugees Convention. It is for people who are subject to substantial discrimination amounting to gross violation of Human Rights and have close links to Australia. Applications for the SHP should be lodged in Australia.

Further information on Australia’s offshore humanitarian resettlement program can be found at the following link:

More information on whether someone is an ‘eligible New Zealand citizen’ can be found here:

A list of frequently asked questions can be found by clicking here.

Please continue to monitor this web page for further information as it becomes available.

The Australian Government's Foreign and Trade Policy Agenda and Priorities

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Julie Bishop MP and the Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP outline the Australian Government's foreign and trade policy agenda and priorities in the following video address:

Government Priorities - Address by Ministers

An Australian World View:  A practitioner's perspective

Speech by the Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Varghese AO, to the Lowy Institute. 20 August 2015

Australian Diplomacy Today Symposium

Speech by the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Varghese AO, at the Australian Institute of International Affairs. 28 August 2015.

Direct Aid Program - Applications for 2015-16 now open

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme operating at 45 Australian posts funding projects in over 68 countries. DAP was designed to provide a flexible mechanism of support in the form of small grants for development activities. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardships.  For further information and application forms please click on the following link:  Applications must be received by no later than 15 October 2015.

Counter People Smuggling Communication

The Australian Government has introduced a tough new policy for managing illegal maritime arrivals by boat to Australia called Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB).

OSB is a military-led border security initiative to stop the boats, to prevent people risking their lives at sea in the hands of criminals, and to preserve the integrity of Australia’s immigration program.

The new policy introduces a rapid transfer process where asylum seekers are transferred to either the country of Papua New Guinea or country of Nauru within 48 hours of arrival in Australia. The new policy also includes the expansion of processing centres in both locations as well as the turning back of asylum seeker boats.

The OSB Joint Agency Taskforce is delivering a range of offshore communication activities to inform people considering coming to Australia illegally by boat that the rules have changed and they will never get to Australia.

An Arabic factsheet on OSB can be found at the following link:
Arabic factsheet

Media Releases by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection can be found at the following link:

Media Releases and up to date information from the Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) can be found at the following link:

Further information in Arabic and languages other than English can be found at the following link:

Video footage in Arabic on OSB can be found at the following link:

Information for Australian Citizens

Passport Applications:  Overseas Surcharge to apply from 1 July 2015

From 1 July 2015 passport applications lodged overseas will incur an additional fee (overseas surcharge). The additional fee will be A$100 for all adult applications, and A$50 for all child applications. The fee will not apply to emergency passport applications.  Please click on the new passport fees link to see prices.

Job Vacancies

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