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The Australian Embassy in Kyiv is using its Twitter account to post COVID-19 updates, tips on the situation in Ukraine and information from Australia.  We encourage everyone to check @AUinUA on Twitter regularly.


The Australian Embassy in Kyiv is open for consular,passport and notarial enquires. For assistance, please email the Embassy on [email protected] or call on +38 044 290 6400 during working hours. Please note you need to make an appointment by contacting us through email.

For emergency assistance, please contact DFAT’s 24 hour emergency consular centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or via SMS on +61 421 269 080.


Welcome to the Australian Embassy, Kyiv

I have been Australia’s Ambassador to Ukraine since September 2017, the year our two countries celebrated 25 years of diplomatic relations.  I am proud to lead the small but energetic Australian team in Kyiv.

Australia is a firm supporter of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  This support was reaffirmed during the official visit to Australia in December 2014 of Ukraine’s President, His Excellency Petro Poroshenko.  It was also emphasised during the visit to Kyiv of President of the Australian Senate, Senator the Hon Stephen Parry, in October 2017.

Supporting the international investigation into the tragic downing of MH17 and bringing the perpetrators to justice remains a major part of the Embassy’s operations.  Australia and Ukraine are united in this pursuit, working alongside partners the Netherlands, Malaysia, and Belgium. 

A key priority for me is to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between Australia and Ukraine.  Our two nations have a strong history of cooperation in the multilateral sphere, and will be serving together on the Human Rights Council in 2018-2020.  The Embassy runs a small but targeted and high impact Direct Aid Program which has had real and lasting impacts for Ukrainian communities.  We have an active public diplomacy agenda, and we are working to expand trade ties, cultural exchange and people-to-people links.  This is underpinned by the active Ukrainian diaspora in Australia which numbers around 46,000.

I recognise Ukraine’s efforts to move through a complex and broad reform agenda.  This will be a difficult road, but critically important to reach the high aspirations of the Government and people of Ukraine as a modern, European nation.  Australia fully supports Ukraine as it moves through this challenging process.

You can find more information on Australia and our activities here on our website.  This includes advice on applying for a visa to visit Australia (in English or Ukrainian).  I encourage you to keep abreast of Embassy developments by following our Twitter and Facebook accounts @AUinUA.


Melissa O’Rourke


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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
     e-mail   [email protected]


Visas for Australian passport holders

From 1 August 2020, Australians can enter Ukraine without a visa for visits of up to 90 days within a 180 day period.


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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