On this site, you will find useful information on the Embassy's services and different aspects of the Jordan-Australia relationship. The Embassy also provides consular services to Australian nationals living in and visiting Jordan.
Mr Bernard Lynch
Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Mr Lynch is a foreign and trade policy officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Over his career, he has worked across multiple geographic areas, including North Asia and the Middle East, as well on international security, multilateral trade, refugee policy, corporate planning and consular response. Most recently, Mr Lynch served in DFAT’s COVID-19 Coordination Unit prior to taking up his appointment in Jordan in December 2020. Mr Lynch has also had past secondments to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, as well as a stint as a UNHCR field officer.
Mr Lynch is a former Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow in Middle East affairs with the United States Institute of Peace, where he wrote and lectured on Iran. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence College’s Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies and holds a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) from Deakin University. He also holds Masters degrees in International Law, Commerce and Arts (Middle Eastern Studies) from the Australian National University; and a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese Studies) from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Mr Lynch speaks Arabic, Persian, Japanese and Indonesian.
Services for Australian Citizens
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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides consular support to Australians living or travelling overseas. If you require assistance, please call the 24-hour consular emergency helpline on +61 2 6261 3305.
We encourage all Australian travellers to check their destination’s travel advice on the Smartraveller website.
Australian citizens who wish to lodge an application for a new or replacement passport should make an appointment at the Embassy through our online booking system.
The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can only provide limited public appointments for consular, passport and notarial services at this time. To request an appointment, please Click Here. Our ability to provide some services may be limited. We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need. If you require urgent assistance, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre, Canberra (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305.
Australian Aid Program
Australia has remained a strong supporter of Jordan’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis, providing over $500 million in humanitarian assistance for the region’s response to the crisis since 2011. Australia’s humanitarian programs in Jordan support gender equality, disability inclusion, vocational training, education access and locally-led humanitarian action for Syrians and Jordanians in need.
Please be aware that visitors to the embassy require an appointment. All visitors will be subject to security screening procedures on arrival.
Address: 41 Kayed Al Armouti Street, Abdoun, Amman
Phone: +962 6580 7000
Opening hours: 8:30am until 4.00pm Sunday to Thursday
More information, including public holidays, is available here.
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