Australian Embassy

Welcome to the Australian Embassy, Kyiv

Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Ukraine. The site provides a range of information on Australia, the work of the Embassy, and the Australia-Ukraine relationship. The website includes information and links aimed at answering most of the commonly-asked questions about Australia, including: visas and immigration; Australian culture; business opportunities; international activities; and government services.

You will also find links to relevant Australian Government websites; details of recent and future Embassy activities; and information on the Embassy’s Direct Aid Program (DAP), which aims to help relieve humanitarian hardship across Ukraine.

For Ukrainians and others wishing to visit Australia, please see information and advice on applying for a visa in English or Ukrainian.

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend to all Australian citizens and permanent residents in Ukraine that they register with the Australian Government through Smartraveller at Registering is simple and beneficial. It means we can find you in an emergency, and we can also relay important information to you about elections, new travel advisories and other developments.

The Travel Advice for Ukraine is updated regularly. If you are an Australian living in Ukraine or planning to travel here, I strongly recommend that you subscribe through Smartraveller to receive free automatic e-mail notification each time the travel advice is updated.

The decision to open an Australian Embassy in Kyiv was taken as part of Australia’s response to the tragic downing of Malaysian Airlines aircraft MH17 on 17 July 2014. Supporting the international investigation into this tragedy, including by bringing the perpetrators to justice, is a major part of the Embassy’s operations.

Australia is a firm supporter of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as witnessed by our strong support for Ukraine during Australia’s period as President of the G20 and as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in 2013-2014. This support was re-affirmed during the official visit to Australia in December 2014 of Ukraine’s President, His Excellency Petro Poroshenko.

The broader bilateral relationship between Australia and Ukraine is growing and is underpinned by the presence in Australia of a vibrant community of around 40,000 Australians who claim Ukrainian heritage. We very much look forward to developing further the bilateral relationship between Australia and Ukraine.

Thank you for your interest in Australia, and the work of the Australian Embassy. Please enjoy your visit to our website and feel free to contact the Australian Embassy for further enquiries.

Bruce Edwards
Chargé d’Affaires


Direct Aid Program 2016-2017

Applications for funding under Australia’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) for 2016-2017 are now closed. Outcomes of the application process will be announced in late October.

DAP is a flexible, small grants scheme supporting activities in approximately 45 countries. The Australian Embassy in Kyiv manages the program in Ukraine. Funding is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities.

Further information about the Direct Aid Program can be found here and detailed application guidelines can be viewed here.

Please address all applications and enquiries to with “DAP application” or “DAP enquiry” indicated in the subject.

DAP in Ukraine 2015-2016

In 2015-16, the Australian Embassy in Kyiv supported four DAP projects in Ukraine, in the Kyiv, Lviv, and Zaporizhzhya regions. Further details about these projects are available here.


Media Releases

Please click here for the latest media releases and articles issued by the Australian Embassy in Kyiv.


Statements in relation to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

All statements issued by Australian Government authorities in relation to the downing of MH17 can be found here.


Embassy Information

Please note the Embassy is co-located with the Canadian Embassy to Ukraine in Kyiv.

The Embassy does not provide a full range of services. Please telephone or e-mail the Embassy in the first instance. Services are provided by appointment only.

     Australian Embassy Kyiv
     13A Kostelna St
     Kyiv 01901
     Telephone   +380 44 290 6400


Processing of visa applications from residents of Ukraine

Processing of Australian visa applications for Ukrainian nationals living in Ukraine is undertaken by the Australian High Commission in London.

Further information on applying for a visa is available in English and in Ukrainian.

The Australian Embassy in Kyiv can not assist with visa and immigration enquires.


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