The Australian Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to provide some services may be limited. We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need.
We encourage you to continue to monitor our smartraveller advice and the links below on up-to-date information on Australia's international border policy, travel, and vaccination requirements.
Need Consular Assistance? Contact us on +92-51-8355500 and select option 2 for the Consular and Passports services or email us at [email protected]. You can also contact our 24 hours Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra +61 2 6261 3305.
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2022 Federal Election - Saturday 21 May 2022
The next federal election will be held on 21 May 2022. If you are still in Australia, note you can pre-poll vote from 9 May 2022.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) recommends overseas voters cast a postal vote in this election. If you plan to be overseas at the time of the election, make sure you check your enrolment and request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website.
In-person voting and postal vote collection is not available at the Australian High Commission in Islamabad. Australians in Pakistan are encouraged to vote via postal vote which can be posted to the AEC directly, or mailed to another Embassy/High Commission/Consulate where votes are being collected. A full list of locations is available on the AEC website.
Postal votes must be returned as quickly as possible to ensure they are received by the AEC in time to be counted.
Read the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's current travel advice for Pakistan.
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