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2017 Bennelong by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Bennelong, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Monday 20 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/Bennelong or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

 

2017 Queensland State Election 

The Queensland State General Elections will be held on Saturday, 25 November 2017.  If you are over 18 and reside in QLD, voting is compulsory even if you are overseas.  Please visit the ECQ website to find out more information: http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au.  Electors can also contact the ECQ directly by telephone: + 61 7 3035 8107 (charges may apply), or email ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au.

 

2017 New England by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of New England, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Friday 3 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/new-england or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

 

 

2017 Commonwealth Remembrance Day Ceremony  in Rome

The Commonwealth Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held at the Rome Commonwealth War Cemetery on Friday 10 November

All attendees are requested to arrive at the cemetery by 10:30.  The ceremony will begin at 10:45, with the observed silence at 11:00.  Wreaths will be laid by Ambassadors during the ceremony.

The cemetery is in Via Nicola Zabaglia, near Porta San Paolo.

The service is open to all - any members of community would be most welcome. 

 

 

National Survey on same sex marriage

The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation will be published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. Please also see the factsheet.

 

 

Introduction of credit and debit card payments

From 1 March 2017 the Australian Embassy in Rome will accept payments for Australian passport and consular services by credit or debit card only. It will no longer be possible to make payments using cash.

All credit and debit cards, with the exclusion of American Express, will be accepted.

 

Embassy's Twitter Account 

To receive the latest news on Australia, the Italy-Australia relationship and the work of the Embassy, follow the Embassy's Twitter account @AusAmbRome.

 

Launch of Italian Alumni Honour Roll

The Australian Embassy and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) are pleased to launch the Italian Alumni Honour Roll to recognise the achievements of Italian alumni who have studied in Australia and the important contribution they have made to strengthening the ties between our two countries. Australia greatly values the significant contribution our international alumni make to our community, our bilateral relations and our people-to-people linkages. The honour roll contains a collection of interviews with talented Italian alumni, to recognise their achievements and to share their experiences.

  

 

Australian Embassy Rome Newsletter

Please email info-rome@dfat.gov.au if you would like to receive the Embassy Newsletter and other occasional communications from the Australian Embassy in Rome. Please include your name, email address, country of residence, and please specify whether you would prefer to receive communications in English or in Italian.

Please note that signing up for the Australian Embassy Rome Newsletter will only add you to the Embassy's newsletter mailing list. It will NOT automatically register you with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's online register of Australians abroad (ORAO) or on the Smartraveller website.

 

 Register your presence in Italy, San Marino, Libya, Albania

Register your presence in Italy, San Marino, Libya and Albania with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

All Australians who reside overseas or who are travelling for tourism or business, either for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as, new Travel Advisories, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travellers and expatriates.