Services for Australians Overseas
The Australian Embassy provides a range of consular services. Passport and notarial services at the Embassy in Brussels are offered by appointment only. These are contained in the Australian Government’s Consular Service Charter. Our area of responsibilities covers both Belgium and Luxembourg.
24-hour emergency assistance is available for Australian citizens in Belgium and Luxembourg outside normal business hours:
Dialling from Belgium: +612 6261 3305
Dialling from Luxembourg: +612 6261 3305
The Embassy's main telephone number is (+32) 02 286 0500.
The Embassy is located at Avenue des Arts 56 1000 Brussels.
Getting Help Overseas
Travel Information for Australians
- Health care while travelling in Belgium
- Get the latest travel advisories and other travel hints
- Europe: Entry requirements: Schengen Convention
Passports and Notarial Services
Passport and notarial services at the Embassy in Brussels are offered by appointment only. Appointments are available from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:00hrs. They can be arranged in advance by phoning the Embassy on +32 (0) 2 286 0500 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit Smartraveller before booking an appointment to learn about the different types of notarial services we offer and requirements before we can perform them. Please bring your valid passport or ID card and the original documents to the appointment.
Notarial service fees increase
Notarial service fees were increased on 1 January 2020. The new fee schedule took into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased in 2000, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and the rising demand. The new fee schedule will be indexed annually from 2018 onwards, in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
|NOTARIAL SERVICE FEES (January 2020)||AUD||EUR|
|Issuing a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI)||148||92|
|WITNESSING SIGNATURE OR ADMINISTERING OATH||72||45|
|APOSTILLE (single-page document)||83||52|
|APOSTILLE (multi-page document) WITH BINDING||83||52|
|AUTHENTICATION (single-page document)||83||52|
|AUTHENTICATION (multi-page document) WITH BINDING||83||52|
|CERTIFIED COPIES (per copy)||72||45|
For Australian Overseas
Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates through email by simply supplying your name and email address.
You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.
In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.
Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe to the travel advice updates or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.
As always, we encourage Australians overseas to stay in touch with friends and family and let them know you’re safe.
If you need immediate assistance, you can call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.
Child Maintenance International Enforcement
The Child Support Agency of Australia has developed factsheets to assist parents with international child support issues. The factsheets are available online and provide information for parents to manage child support arrangements when one parent resides outside Australia.
The Child Support Agency has arrangements with countries for the reciprocal enforcement of child maintenance orders. A list of the reciprocating jurisdictions is available online as well.
Living in Belgium/Luxembourg
- Australian Citizenship
- Authentications and apostilles
- Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
- Dual nationals
- International Driving Permits
- Driving licences - also includes renewing/replacing your licence when overseas
- Living and working overseas
- Marriage overseas
- Marriage in Belgium Australian embassies have no authority to perform marriages in foreign countries.
- Police clearance
- Taxation issues - Australian embassies have no authority to provide advice on taxation matters. Please contact the Australian Taxation Office directly
- Working in Belgium
- Working in Luxembourg
Australian Organisations in Belgium
If you are interested in meeting other Australians in Belgium you might be interested in the Australian Network in Belgium (ANiB). It was officially registered as a non-profit organisation following the merger of the business orientated Belgian branch of Australian Business In Europe (ABIE),and the Australia Society Belgium. ANiB has a website and a Facebook closed group for members to share information.
A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services.
Returning to Australia
Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.