Australian Embassy
Italy, San Marino, Albania, Libya

"M’illumino di Meno"

As in previous years, the Embassy will participate in the environmental initiative called “M’illumino di meno”. RAI 2’s program ”Caterpillar” has been sponsoring this initiative for the last 12 years, to raise awareness of energy saving.

This year “M’illumino di meno” will be on Friday 24 February. The Embassy will show its support by turning off as many lights as possible and by turning off our air conditioning units for one hour.  

Further information about “M’illumino di meno” is at




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 and Diners, will be accepted.


Internship Opportunity

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Earthquake in Italy

Four tremors measuring over 5 on the Richter scale hit central Italy on 18 January 2017.  The epicentres were all in the area hit by the larger tremors on 24 August and 30 October 2016. The earthquake of 18 January 2017 caused an avalanche on Gran Sasso mountain, destroying a hotel.

DFAT strongly encourages travellers in Italy to register their presence using Smartraveller.

If you are concerned for the welfare of family and friends in Italy, please try to contact them directly. If you are unable to make contact you may call the Australian Embassy in Rome on +3906852721 during business hours or the DFAT 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 262613305 after hours.


Notarial service fees to increase from 1 January 2017

Notarial service fees will increase from 1 January 2017, following a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Functional and Efficiency Review.

Notarial service fees have not increased in 16 years. 

The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand.  The new fee schedule aligns with notarial service fees charged by commercial providers.

From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


Passport fees increase – 1 January 2017

Passport fees will increase on 1 January 2017 in line with annual CPI indexation and fee increases announced in the Government's 2016-17 Budget.  Passport fees from 1 January 2017


Carsulae and Macquarie University

Ambassador French visited the archeological site of Carsulae (San Gemini), where Macquarie University has a collaboration agreement.

See the interview with the Ambassador.






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 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.