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FIFA World Cup 2014
The Australian national football team, the Socceroos, will be playing some of the best teams on earth this year during the 2014 FIFA World Cup - including against Chile in Cuiabá (13 June), the Netherlands in Porto Alegre (18 June), and Spain in Curitiba (23 June) during the first group stage. The Socceroos will be based in the coastal city of Vitória in the state of Espírito Santo. Follow their preparations via Football Federation Australia, the Embassy's Facebook page and the Ambassador's Twitter account.
If you are one of the many Australians that will travel to Brazil for the World Cup, you should check out our travel bulletin here
To learn more about the host cities and other main centres:
• Porto Alegre
• Curitiba (portuguese only)
• Vitoria (portuguese only, english site under construction)
• Belo Horizonte
• Rio de Janeiro
• Sao Paulo
Local children from the Salão Ajax football club and ‘’Sailing for All” program watched the Socceroos train in Brasilia last September ahead of the international football friendly with Brazil - see the press release and photos.
The Admin Section of the Embassy of Australia in Brasilia is offering an internship for students of Administration with high level of proficiency in English.
Interested? For more details, please contact Centro de Integração Empresa-Escola (CIEE - Sebrae) Phone: 61-3701-4880.
The position number is: 01145652. Applications close Monday 21 February 2014.
Direct Aid Program
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants program that aims to support organisations that provide projects that benefit their local community. Interested in applying? Check out the guidelines and application form (in Portuguese).
Electronic Tourist Visas
The Australian Government has expanded its electronic tourist visa (known as e676 Tourist Visa) to citizens of Brazil to provide a more convenient and streamlined service. More information.
Need our help? For consular assistance, please call – any time, any day – one of the following:
- Australian Embassy in Brazil: +55 (61) 3226 3111
- Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra: +61 2 6261 3305 or toll free (local call cost only in Australia) 1300 555 135
If you have trouble dialling from within Brazil, check that you are using the right dialling and operator codes.
Contact details for the Australian Consulate-General in Sao Paulo and the Consulate in Rio de Janeiro can be found in the 'About Us' section, and contact details for the tourist police in these cities are listed in the ‘Where to get help’ section of the Australian Government’s travel advice for Brazil.
We encourage all Australian travellers and residents in Brazil to:
Registering with the Australian Embassy in Brazil is very important. This information will help us to contact or find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as important travel advice updates, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travellers and expatriates.
To get the latest information about travelling and living in Brazil, read the:
- Travel Advice for Brazil
- Smartraveller Bulletins (information on special issues and events)
- Tips for all travellers
Has your Australian passport been lost or stolen in Brazil? Report it online or to the Embassy (contact details above). You may need to obtain an Australian passport in Brazil. More information is available on the Australian Passports Office website.