Where can Australians get Help

Australia does not have an Embassy or Consulate in Malawi. You can obtain consular assistance from the nearest Australian Embassy which is in Zimbabwe:

Australian Embassy
1 Green Close
Harare, Zimbabwe
Telephone (263 4) 852 471
Facsimile (263 4) 870 566
: www.zimbabwe.embassy.gov.au
Email: zimbabwe.embassy@dfat.gov.au

Head of Mission

Australian Ambassador to Zimbabwe

Time difference (with Eastern Australia)

-8 (CBR winter), -9 (CBR summer)

If you are travelling to Malawi, whatever the reason and however long you'll be there, we encourage you to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You can register online or in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. The information you provide will help us to contact you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family issue.

If you are planning to stay in Malawi for more than six months, you should consider registering with the British High Commission in Lilongwe. Contact details are:

British High Commission
PO Box 30042
Lilongwe 3
Telephone (265) (1) 772 400
Facsimile (265) (1) 772 657
e-mail: bhclilongwe@fco.gov.uk


In a consular emergency, if you are unable to contact the Australian Embassy you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or 1300 555 135 within Australia.

In Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305.

This Advice was issued on Monday, 25 January 2010, 11:02:43, EST.