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Australian Embassy in Myanmar
Welcome to the home page of the Australian Embassy in Myanmar. The following pages include information about services for Australian travellers overseas, advice about immigration and visas, information about Australia's foreign policy and development assistance programs, and general information about Australia.
This website also contains links to other websites which outline the roles and responsibilities of the different agencies and departments of the Australian government.
We would welcome any comments or suggestions you might wish to make about this website and the information it contains.
ANZAC Day Service
An ANZAC Day ceremony will be held at Yangon War Cemetery on Friday 25 April 2014.
Event information can be found here.
Press Release - Friday 14 March 2014:
2014 Western Australian Senate Election
An election for six new Senators for Western Australia will be held on Saturday 5 April 2014.
You can check if you are enrolled to vote in Western Australia, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8.00 pm AWST Friday 7 March 2014.
In person voting will not be available at the Australian Embassy in Yangon (Rangoon) for this election. If you will be overseas on election day, you can apply online for a postal vote to be sent to you from Australia at www.aec.gov.au/overseas. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before election day.
For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/wa-senate or contact the AEC via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (+61 2 6273 8606).
Australian Policy: Operation Sovereign Borders
The new Government has introduced a tough new policy for managing unauthorised maritime arrivals by boat to Australia called Operation Sovereign Borders. This is a new military-led border security initiative to stop the boats, to prevent people risking their lives at sea and to preserve the integrity of Australia’s immigration program.
A fact sheet with further information can be found here.
A Myanmar language fact sheet with further information can be found here.
Australia tougher than ever on illegal boat arrivals
4 December 2013: Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, today said anti-people smuggling measures the Australian Government had introduced, including a ban on permanent protection visas for people who arrived before July 19 this year, demonstrated the strength of the Government's resolve.