Australian Office

Welcome to the Australian Office, Taipei

Serving the interests of Australia and Australians in Taiwan

 

The Australian Office asks all members of our community to respect and adhere to the Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ’s directions, designed to keep us all safe.

Please be aware the Australian Office is currently experiencing a high volume of telephone calls and may not be able to respond to your call immediately. To help us to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner, please read the following:

  • For all Australian Passport enquiries, please email [email protected]

  • For enquiries about visas or entry into Australia, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website or speak to a Home Affairs officer on: +61 2 61960196

  • If you would like to make an appointment to lodge your vote in person at the Australian Office, please click https://aotw.setmore.com/.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Australian Office is still providing passport / notarial services by appointment only.



Australian Update on COVID-19

For the latest information on Australia’s entry requirements, visit COVID-19 and the border

Please refer to our travel advice https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/search?search=Taiwan and social media pages for further updates..

 

Further Information

Australian Government Coronavirus Information:   www.australia.gov.au

Department of Health:   www.health.gov.au

Department of Home Affairs:   www.homeaffairs.gov.au

Smartraveller:  www.smartraveller.gov.au

“Coronavirus Australia” app:  available for download in the Apple App Store or Google Play

 

Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year

 

40 years, 40 stories

Read more

 

Latest News

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Research Officer (Resources)

25 June 2022

Further details

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at Western Sydney University and Minghsin University of Science and Technology MOU Signing Ceremony

21 June 2022

Full remarks

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at the 2022 International Asset Management Forum

8 June 2022

Full remarks

 

Joint Press Release - Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year Arts Exchange Partnership

01 June 2022

Joint Press Release

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at the Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year Arts Exchange Partnership MOU Signing

01 June 2022

Full remarks

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: NSW Trade and Investment Director in Austrade Taipei

26 May 2022

Further details

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at the GCTF Conference on Ending Gender-based Violence

24 May 2022

Full remarks

 

Joint Press Release - Support for Taiwan’s meaningful engagement with the WHO and participation as an observer in the WHA

21 May 2022

Joint Press Release

 

Why Australia Benchmark Report 2022

12 May 2022

The report is produced by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), showing that Australia is recovering well from COVID-19 and highlighting its attractiveness as a destination for global investment and trade.

Full report

 

2022 Federal Election Announcement

12 April 2022

The next federal election will be held on 21 May 2022.  If you are still in Australia, you can pre-poll vote from 9 May 2022.

If you plan to be overseas at the time of the election, make sure you check your enrolment and request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website.

Australians in Taiwan are encouraged to vote via postal vote, which can either be posted to the AEC directly, or mailed or dropped off to the Australian Office. To send in your postal vote, please send to: Australian Office Taipei, The President International Tower, 27th-28th Floors No. 9-11, Song Gao Road, Taipei.

Postal votes must be returned as quickly as possible to ensure they are received by the AEC in time to be counted.

If you cannot participate by postal vote, in-person voting will be available at the Australian Office from 16 May to 20 May from 9am to 5pm and 21 May (Saturday) from 9am to 1pm.

If you plan to drop off your postal vote or vote in-person, please contact us to make an appointment (see here).

 

2022 ANZAC Day Service in Taipei

11 April 2022

ANZAC Day is an important day for Australians and New Zealanders to commemorate the commitment and sacrifice of the men and women who have served our nation in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. If you wish to join us for a livestream of the ANZAC Day service in Taipei screened at Woolloomooloo Xinyi on Monday 25 April 2022 commencing at 9am, please RSVP by 21 April. You can also follow Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs and Australian War Memorial to stream the Dawn Service and National Ceremony live from Canberra.

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at International Women's Day Lunch

14 March 2022

Full remarks

 

Joint Statement on the Australia-Taiwan English Language Learning Dialogue

4 March 2022

Joint Statement

 

Important ETA update: Taiwan ordinary passport holders can now apply using the AustralianETA smartphone app

21 February 2022

Monday 21 February 2022 marks some important changes for those wishing to visit Australia:

  • Australia’s borders are reopening to fully vaccinated visa holders
  • applications for Australia’s Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) will become available exclusively through the AustralianETA smartphone app
  • holders of Taiwan ordinary passports will now be eligible to apply using the AustralianETA app

This streamlined process will make it easier and faster than ever before for Taiwan passport holders to apply for an ETA to visit Australia.

In-built industry functionality within the AustralianETA smartphone app will allow industry representatives to provide in-person support to individuals with their ETA application (i.e. travel agents will still be able to help their customers using the ETA app). The old ETA industry and web channels for ETA applications will remain suspended at this time.

In addition to holding a visa (which includes an ETA), all travellers must meet Australia’s border entry requirements. Go to https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/coming-australia for details.

 

Lunar New Year - Biosecurity 

28 January 2022

Bringing or sending gifts to Australia for families and friends for the Lunar New Year? Remember, gifts containing animal and plant products could carry serious pests and diseases into Australia, and harm our environment and agriculture industries. See the fact sheet here for updates. 

 

Interview with Representative Jenny Bloomfield

28 January 2022

Full transcript 

 

Great News for prospective students and Working Holiday Makers

25 January 2022

Students who travel to Australia before 19/3, and Working Holiday Makers who travel before 19/4, can now apply for a refund of their visa fees. This applies to both existing and new visa holders. You can apply for your refund up to 31/12/2022. Further details:  

Temporary relaxation of working hours for student visa holders
Further Flexibility for Working Holiday Makers

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield – Weiya Remarks  

21 January 2022

Full Remarks

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at SEMICON TAIWAN 2021 

29 December 2021

Full Remarks

 

Joint Statement on the 2021 GCTF Joint Committee Meeting

17 December 2021

Joint Statement

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at the ANZCham Taipei 2021 Discussion Paper Launch  

7 December 2021

Full Remarks

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield - Asia Pacific Triennial and Indigenous Contemporary Art from Taiwan  

3 December 2021

Full Remarks

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at the Kaohsiung Launch of ‘40 Years, 40 Stories’ and Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year

15 November 2021

Full Remarks

 

Statement by Representative Bloomfield on Australia-Kaohsiung Cooperation

15 November 2021

Full Statement

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at Virtual GCTF Conference on The Implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

4 November 2021

Full Remarks

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at Virtual GCTF Workshop on Women’s Participation In Public Life

27 October 2021

Full Remarks

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at the Launch of ‘40 Years, 40 Stories’ and Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year

26 October 2021

Full Remarks

 

Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year: Celebrating 40 years of the Australian Office

26 October 2021

Press release

 

Statement by Representative Jenny Bloomfield on Australia-Taoyuan Cooperation

27 September 2021

Full Statement

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at Virtual GCTF Workshop on Building Disaster Resilience

24 September 2021

Full Remarks

 

Australia-Taiwan Hydrogen Trade and Investment Dialogue - Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield

30 July 2021

Full Remarks

 

Joint Media Release on Hydrogen Trade and Investment by the Australian Office, Taipei and the Ministry of Economic Affairs

29 July 2021

Full Joint Media Release

 

Joint press release

25 May 2021

The Australian Office, Taipei, the American Institute in Taiwan, and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association support Taiwan’s meaningful engagement with the World Health Organization and participation as an observer in the World Health Assembly here.  Read our joint press release here.

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Taipei Times

21 May 2021

Securing a worldwide COVID-19 recovery - Taipei Times

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Liberty Times

18 May 2021

自由廣場》確保全球疫情後全面復甦

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Liberty Times

22 April 2021

自由開講》共創「低」排放「高」經濟成長的未來

 

International Women's Day Lunch

“Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield

11 March 2021

Full Speech

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Liberty Times

8 March 2021

自由廣場》婦女節談女性領導者

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the United Daily News

22 February 2021

走過疫情  共迎更好未來

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Liberty Times

8 February 2021

自由廣場》「牛」轉新機 澳台關係的關鍵時刻與機會

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Taipei Times

8 February 2021

Working together for our shared values - Taipei Times

 

Representative Bloomfield’s New Year’s address to Australian Office staff

5 February 2021

Full Speech

 

New Australian Representative in Taiwan Ms Jenny Bloomfield will commence her appointment on 1 Feb

27 January 2021

More information

 

 

Representative Cowan's Rediscover Australia Rediscover Taiwan event

13 November 2020

Full Speech

 

Representative Cowan's Taiwan-Australia Business Networking Meeting Address 

27 October 2020

Full Speech

 

Representative Cowan's speech at Taiwan Council of Agriculture’s Press Conference on Organic Equivalency Recognitions 

14 August 2020

Full Speech

 

Representative Cowan's speech at Nan Der Rotary Club

23 July 2020

Representative Cowan joined the Nan Der Rotary Club on 21 July to learn about the excellent work they are doing in the Taiwanese community, and to share with them some of the highlights of Australia and Taiwan’s cooperation.

Full Speech

 

Australia supports Taiwan’s involvement in the World Health Organization’s work and Taiwan’s participation as an observer at the World Health Assembly

14 May 2020

As COVID-19 has shown so starkly, a global pandemic requires a global response. This includes cooperation and information flows among all relevant health authorities. Taiwan has demonstrated a first-rate health system response and has valuable expertise to share. Australia supports Taiwan’s involvement in the World Health Organization’s work and Taiwan’s participation as an observer at the World Health Assembly. There has never been a better time, nor a greater need, to work with all relevant partners to beat COVID-19 and respond to global health issues. Health for all.

 

Winner of the 2019 Australia-Taiwan Alumni Ideas Challenge competition

9 March 2020

The Australian Office was proud to announce Ms Yu-Han Chen as winner of the 2019 Australia-Taiwan Alumni Ideas Challenge competition.

Building on her experience as an alumna of Monash University, Ms Chen’s idea “When Maths Meets Literature” will encourage students from Australia and Taiwan to work together to expand their skills in math and literature. Congratulations Yu-Han.

 

 

Useful Links

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