Australian Embassy
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Embassy address: Km 4, Thadeua Road, Watnak (P.O. Box 292) Vientiane, Lao P.D.R. Telephone: 856-21-353800, Facsimile: 856-21-353801

The Australian Embassy, located in the capital of Vientiane, offers a comprehensive range of services to Australian citizens, administers the Australian development assistance program to Laos, provides advice to Australian businesses, manages the formal bilateral relationship between Australia and Laos and provides a visa service for people in Laos planning to travel to Australia. (Link Travel Advice for Laos)

The Hon Julie Bishop, Australian Foreign Minister, visited Laos from 4 to 5 July 2014
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met with H.E. Mr Thongsing Thammavong, Prime Minister of Lao PDR at the Government Office in Vientiane on 5 July.

Photo credit: Bart Verweij

If you would like to see more photos of the Foreign Minister’s visit, please click here to view the photo gallery.


Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is greeted by teachers at Hom Neua Primary School. Photo credit: Bart Verweij

If you would like to read Ms Julie Bishop's speech for a joint announcement of the Australian Basic Education Program, please click here to read her speech.


Australia's Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Trade outline the Government's foreign and trade policy agenda and priorities. Click here to watch the video



Ambassador John Williams' 2014 Australia Day Message



 25 August 2014

Australia-ASEAN crew in boat racing festival

As a local initiative in the Lao PDR to help commemorate the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Australia relations, the Australian Embassy in Vientiane is assembling a multi-country crew to compete in the annual boat racing festival on 9 October. Read more  in English / Lao >>


23 July 2014

Lessons shared on research assisting farmers to adapt to challenges faced

The results of a five-year regional collaboration to develop climate change adaptation strategies for farmers in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Bangladesh and India were reviewed at a meeting in Savannakhet on 22 July 2014. Read more >>



7 July 2014

Australia launches major new education program

Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Julie Bishop MP, today launched a new A$86 million (LAK 631 billion) project to improve the quality and accessibility of basic education in the Lao PDR. Read more in English / Lao >> 



4 July 2014

New Australian program to support Lao and Cambodian rice farmers

A new Australian agricultural research program has been launched to help farmers in lowland rice growing areas to use machinery and diversify their farming to reduce costs and increase production. Read more >>



27 June 2014

Lessons learned from Australian aid review

A recent independent evaluation of Australian rural development programs has underlined the value of Australia’s work with NGO partners to address rural poverty in the Lao PDR, and offered important lessons to secure better program results in the future. Read more in English Lao >>



7 June 2014

Australia helping more Lao children get to school

The Australian Ambassador today reiterated Australia’s commitment to continue to improve the learning environment for Lao children at an International Children’s Day event in Vientiane Capital. Read more in English English / Lao >>




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