Australian Embassy
Bulgaria, Romania

Passports and Consular Services

Office Hours and Contact Details

The  Australian Embassy in Athens is open for telephone and email enquiries (contact details) from 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday except for Public holidays. 

Emergency situations

In case of emergency after hours, consular assistance is  available from the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra via the Embassy's switchboard on +30 210 870 4000.


Information on the relaxation of COVID-19 measures put in place by the Greek Government

Social distancing rules of 1.5m are in place for all indoor and outdoor public spaces. Masks are mandatory when travelling by plane, bus, train, tram, ferry or taxi and when in shops, malls, medical centres, and some restaurants/cafes and tourist sites.

New health and hygiene protocols have been announced for air, road, train and sea travel.  A pre-boarding health declaration questionnaire is mandatory to travel by ferry.  Before boarding passengers will need to complete this questionnaire for internal travel in Greece or this questionnaire for travel to Italy. The questionnaires will be also available at Greek ports.

The Greek authorities have issued a leaflet available in Greek and in English for important tips for protection from the spread of COVID-19.


Passport Services

Notarial Services

  • Services are by appointment only from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am - 12:30pm
  • Clients seeking certification of a Centrelink Proof of Life Certificate must also have an appointment
  • Documents will be available for collection on the next working day or can be returned by mail
  • Appointments for the above services can be made by clicking on this link
  • Clients who require services for Affidavits or Powers of Attorney, must request an appointment as these require special arrangements.  Email your request to [email protected] - include your full name, contact number, email address

Honorary Consuls

Honorary Consuls in Sofia (Bulgaria) and Bucharest (Romania) are able to provide assistance to Australian citizens and can accept passport applications (by appointment only).   Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place our Honorary Consuls are working remotely and appointments may not be available.

Travel information for Australians

Practical Information about Greece, Bulgaria and Romania

Pensions and information for former residents

Returning to Australia