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Australian Film Festival
The 2013 Australian Film Festival returns to Sao Paulo between May 15-19 at the Cultural Centre of the Bank of Brazil. The following films will be screened: Two Hands, The Dish, Gettin' Square, Look Both Ways, Mary and Max and Rabbit Proof Fence. The films highlight outstanding Australian actors like Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) and Sam Worthington (Avatar). Click here for more information, including screening times.
Australia Awards Fellowships
Applications for the Australia Awards Fellowships (AAF) are now open. The Fellowships offer Australian organisations the opportunity to apply for grant funding of up to $35,000 per fellow to support a range of activities that will develop expertise and leadership capacity in Brazil and other eligible countries. For more information visit the AAF website.
Direct Aid Program
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants program funded by the Australian Government through AusAID and managed by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Australian Embassy in Brasília administers the program for projects in Brazil. Interested in applying? Check out the guidelines and application form.
Electronic Tourist Visas
The Australian Government has expanded its electronic tourist visa (known as e676 Tourist Visa) to citizens of Brazil to provide 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
Contact details for the Australian Consulate-General in Sao Paulo and the Consulate in Rio de Janeiro as well as the tourist police in these cities can be found in the ‘Where to get help’ section of the 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.
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