Australian Embassy
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Embassy address: Km 4, Thadeua Road, Watnak (P.O. Box 292) Vientiane, Lao P.D.R. Telephone: 021-353800, Facsimile: 021-353801

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)

Anzac Day Commemoration - Saturady 25 April 2015


Australia Day Celebration 2015 in Lao PDR


Australian Ambassador H.E. John Williams and his wife Dr Annemarie Reerink hosted a reception at the Australian Embassy on 26 January to celebrate Australia Day. H.E. Hiem Phommachanh (left), Minister for Post and Telecommunications and H.E. Saleumxay Kommasith (right), Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs were guests of honour at the event.


Australia’s Minister for Education and Leader of the House attending the 2nd East Asia Summit Education Ministers Meeting in Lao PDR in September 2014

Australian Foreign Minister visiting Lao PDR in July 2014



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' 2015 Australia Day Message. Read more in English / Lao >>

Ambassador John Williams' 2014 Australia Day Message



30 March 2015

Australian Embassy staff explore Kaysone Phomvihan museum

Australian Ambassador to the Lao PDR, John Williams, and Australian Embassy staff visited the Kaysone Phomvihan Museum on 27 March to view the photographic exhibition set up as part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, and the 40th anniversary of the Lao PDR. Read more in English / Lao >>



20 March 2015

Friendship sporting activity between Australian Embassy and ANZ

On 13 March, Australian Ambassador to Lao PDR, John Williams (centre left) together with ANZ Chief Executive Officer, Tammy Medard (centre right), hosted a fun and healthy sporting competition at the Embassy. The teams enjoyed the friendly competition as well as a chance to build professional networks.




20 March 2015

Lao men standing up speaking out

The Australian Embassy in Vientiane funded a public campaign by CARE International, Stand Up, Speaking Out (SUSO): Lao men saying no to violence, under its Direct Aid Program (DAP). To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, the project launched a Facebook page. This included a video of 10 male volunteers speaking about the need for male leadership and support to drive cultural change to eliminate violence against women.


19 March 2015

Upgrades Ahead for the Vientiane Autism Centre

The Vientiane Autism Centre will undergo renovations thanks to a new Australian grant.

Vientiane, Lao PDR (Monday, 16 March 2015) – Last week, the Association for Autism (AfA) received a new grant from the Australian Embassy in Vientiane for the renovation and improvement of facilities at the Vientiane Autism Centre (VAC) so that the AfA can provide better quality services to a greater number of children with autism in Lao PDR. Read more >>


18 March 2015

Australia-Lao Plain of Jars Collaboration

A new 5-year collaborative project between Lao and Australian researchers hopes to unlock more of the secrets behind the Plain of Jars, and help inform Lao Government deliberations on a possible UNESCO World Heritage nomination for the internationally-acclaimed site. Read more in English / Lao >>



17 March 2015

Australia praises its Lao PDR Alumni

The Australian Embassy has celebrated the contribution of Australian Alumni to Lao-Australian relations and socio-economic development in Lao PDR.

The Australian Embassy’s annual alumni function was attended by over 300 former students, representatives from the governments of Australia and Lao PDR, Australian tertiary institutions, Australian volunteers, and the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Austcham. Read more in English / Lao >>


6 March 2015

Lao Government human rights delegations visiting Australia

President of the Lao National Steering Committee on Human Rights, H.E. Mr Phongsavath Boupha, with Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Julie Bishop MP, at Parliament House in Canberra, during the visit to Australia by a Lao Government delegation, funded by Australia's bilateral human rights assistance program in the Lao PDR. Read more in English / Lao >>


6 March 2015

Empowering Women: More Work To Be Done

This year is a milestone International Women’s Day and a special year for the international women’s movement.

Twenty years ago, an unprecedented 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists arrived in Beijing for the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women. Read more >>


5 March 2015

Women’s leadership gains traction in microfinance

Australia is committed to encouraging women to take a more important role in the governance of Lao institutions. Read more >>




5 March 2015

Encouraging girls to save money

Most children would choose to spend their daily allowance from their parents on candies and soda when they are in school, but Ms. Nidsa Panyasavat saves it. Read more >>



5 March 2015

Microfinance provides rural women with access to capital

Mrs Savatdy Luangkang, 50, from Soukouma district, Champasack province, has been operating a local business selling soaps, detergent and small food items near Soukouma market since 2000. Read more >>


5 March 2015

Everyday role models amongst ethnic women

As a woman who grew up in a remote rural setting in Nong, one of the poorest districts in Savannakhet, Ms. Chonekham Somchanmavong has come a long way despite being constantly unsure of what the future would bring as a child. Read more >>


5 March 2015

Empowering women, focus of Australian Aid

Empowering women so that they can find ways to increase their incomes and be more financially secure and independent is a renewed focus of the Australian Government’s aid program in Laos. Read more >>




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 Australia Awards Laos

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. They are designed to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia, its neighbours and the global community.

Endeavour Awards

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships, providing opportunities to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.




2015 Australia Awards Scholarship applications are now open from 9 February - 30 April 2015 


Australians living in Laos or visiting Laos are encouraged to register on-line or complete a registration form at the Embassy. Registrations can be amended by contacting the Embassy via email at

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