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  • Exercise a high degree of caution in all parts of Russia because of the threat of terrorist activity and crime. Pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the media and other sources of information for new safety and security risks.
  • Reconsider your need to travel to regions bordering the Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv due to the volatile security situation in this area.
  • Do not travel to some parts of the North Caucasus, such as Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, the south-east part of Stavropol bordering Chechnya, Karbardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia, because of the high threat of terrorist activity. The Australian Government is extremely limited in its ability to provide consular assistance in certain regions, including parts of the North Caucasus.
  • Terrorism is a threat throughout Russia. Terrorist attacks have occurred in Russian cities, including Moscow and St Petersburg. See Safety and security.
  • Be alert to possible threats, especially in public places. Terrorism targets have included public transport, transport hubs and public places popular with foreigners. See Safety and security.
  • Avoid large public gatherings, as they may turn violent. See Safety and security.
  • Foreigners aren't permitted to cross the land border between Russia and Belarus. Travel between Russia and Belarus must be by air. See Entry and exit.
  • Severe winter weather can disrupt travel in Russia. Make back-up plans and contact local authorities about a visa extension early, if required. See Natural disasters.

Entry and exit

Every country or territory decides who can enter or exit through its borders. The Australian Government cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet your destination’s entry or exit requirements.


You need a visa to enter Russia with the exception of some commercial cruise ship passengers (see below). You cannot get a visa on arrival.

If you arrive in Russia without a valid visa, you will be fined, detained and deported at your own expense. You could be barred from re-entering Russian territory.

Apply for the correct visa type, such as 'tourist' and 'visitor' visas. Make sure your visa type reflects your intended activities. If your visa type doesn't match the purpose of your visit, you may be denied entry into the country and detained. You may need to provide biometric fingerprints as part of the visa application process.

When you receive your Russian visa, check your passport details are correct, including name, passport number, date of birth, visa type, intention of stay and validity dates. If not correct , return it to the Russian Embassy or Consulate for correction as it's impossible to amend visa details once you're in Russia.

Special visa-free entry permissions apply to travellers who arrive by commercial cruise ships that dock for less than 72 hours in some port cities, including St Petersburg. Visa-free entry permissions allow you to disembark for short periods as part of an officially recognised tour organised by a cruise company or registered tour operator. Discuss your travel plans with your cruise operator well in advance of travel and check whether you need to obtain a Russian visa.

If your passport is lost or stolen while ashore, you will need to obtain an emergency passport and an exit visa to leave Russia within the 72- hour visa-free period. If it’s not done within 72 hours, you will face a court hearing and possible fine, deportation and entry ban.

If you transit through Russia on the way to a third country, check transit visa requirements. If you're travelling between Russia and Belarus, you must have visas for both countries. Visa-free entry into Belarus doesn’t apply to travellers arriving from, or travelling to, Russia. For information on Belarusian visas, contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice, contact the Embassy or Consulate of Russia for up-to-date information.

More information: Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs

Other formalities

Migration card

All foreign visitors receive a migration card at passport control on arrival in Russia. You must keep the stamped exit portion of the migration card with your passport, as you'll need to provide it to passport control on your departure.

The migration card covers both Russia and Belarus.  Keep the stamped migration card as you'll need to present it when exiting the last of the two countries.

If you lose your migration card, it could delay your departure and prevent you from staying at a hotel in Russia. You can get a replacement card from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs but this can be a complex and lengthy process.  

Biometric finger-printingbut can be a complex and lengthy process.

In 2017, the Russian Government announced plans to introduce biometric fingerprinting for all foreigners entering Russia. No implementation dates have been announced.

Adults with children

If you are travelling with children you may need to show evidence of parental, custodial and/or permission rights at the Russian border on arrival, particularly in the case of dual nationals.

More information: Travelling with children


The importation of electrical and some high technology equipment is strictly controlled.

  • For example, Russian Customs has advised that visitors may import terminal Global Positioning Systems (GPS) devices provided they declare them on arrival. However, if you want to import a GPS peripheral device connected to a computer or to an antenna (even as a business sample), you'll need to get a special customs permit in advance. If you don't obtain a permit, you could be detained.

You'll need to show evidence of advance approval to import a satellite phone. Approval can be obtained from the Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications.

Russian border officials can demand to inspect any electronic device (including installed software) on departure.


In June 2016, the Russian Government introduced changes to laws for the importation (carrying) and use of medicines.  These changes affect some medicines that can be purchased over the counter in Australia. See Laws.

Travel between Russia and Belarus

Foreigners aren't permitted to cross the land border between Russia and Belarus. Travel between Russia and Belarus must be by air. Visa-free entry into Belarus doesn’t apply to travellers arriving from, or travelling to, Russia. You must get visas for both countries prior to travelling. Contact the Embassy of Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus  for up-to-date information.

While in Russia

Make sure you register your stay with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs  if your stay is over seven working days, including the day of arrival and departure. A registration fee applies. Most hotels do this on behalf of guests, but you're legally responsible. Confirm with check-in staff on arrival that you have been registered.

If you're not staying at a hotel, the registration process can be complex. Those travelling on a visitor-type visa can register at the nearest post office. Those with visas allowing employment should be registered through their employer. Confirm with your employer that you have been registered. If you don't register, you can be fined and it could delay your departure.

If your Australian passport is lost or stolen while you're in Russia, you'll need a new visa to exit Russia. To arrange a new visa:

  • obtain an official police report
  • apply for a replacement passport through the Australian Embassy in Moscow and
  • apply to Russian authorities for an exit visa (include the police report with your application).

If you replace your passport while in Russia, make sure your visa is transferred to the new passport.

Departing Russia

Make sure you leave Russia before your visa expires. Some visas, including tourist visas, can't be extended.

If you overstay your visa, you won't be allowed to leave Russia until the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs determines your legal status or an order is issued to deport you. You can be detained until the authorities process your case. Penalties for overstaying include fines, deportation and/or bans from re-entry into Russia.

There are strict regulations covering the export of antiques, artworks (including modern art and posters if they are particularly rare or valuable) and items of historical significance purchased in Russia or imported to Russia from abroad. Items over 100 years old may not be allowed to be exported. If you want to export any antiques, artworks or items of historical significance, keep receipts of your purchases and:

  • obtain an export permit from the Ministry of Culture in advance of travel - export permits are never issued at the airport.
  • declare each item to border authorities when you depart Russia.
  • be ready to physically present each item to border authorities, if requested.
  • be ready to present purchase receipts for each item to border authorities, if requested.

Don't attempt to export items requiring permits without the relevant paperwork as it's a serious offence. Legislation about the export of artwork and antiques from Russia may change without warning.

Russian border officials can demand to inspect any electronic device (including installed software) on your departure from Russia.


Check the expiry date of your Australian passport before you travel. Some countries won't let you enter unless your passport is valid for six months from when you plan to leave that country.

Russia has refused entry to travellers when their passport was in poor condition. 

Your passport is a valuable document and attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. Always keep it in a safe place.

Be aware of attempts to obtain access to your passport by deception. If you're forced to hand over your passport, contact the Australian Embassy for advice.

If your passport is lost or stolen, you must notify the Australian Government as soon as possible.


The currency of Russia is the Rouble (RUB). Declare all amounts in excess of  USD 3,000 up to USD10,000 (or foreign currency equivalent) on arrival and departure.

Declare cash of more than USD10,000 (or foreign currency equivalent) when entering and exiting Russia. Make sure a customs official stamps your incoming declaration as only stamped declarations are valid. Carry proof that your funds were imported and declared, or legally obtained in Russia. 

More information: Federal Customs Service

Only exchange money at banks. Travellers have been victims of fraud when trying to exchange money with strangers in the street or in a bank queue. Cash USD or Euros is most commonly accepted.

Major bank cards are widely accepted, but fraud occurs. Avoid using ATMs in public places as it puts you at risk of theft and ATM fraud.

  • Only use ATMs in banks and during business hours.
  • Keep your credit card in sight at all times.
  • Hide your PIN code at all times.

Travellers cheques aren't widely accepted, even in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Safety and security


Exercise a high degree of caution in Russia due to the threat of terrorist attack. 

Terrorist attacks have occurred in Russian cities, including Moscow, St Petersburg, the North Caucasus region and more are likely. Terrorism targets have included public transport, transport hubs, and public places popular with foreigners. Targets may include Russian airlines and airports.

There have been terrorist attacks in Russia.

  • On 19 August 2017, eight people were injured in a knife attack in the city of Surgut (2,100 km north-east of Moscow).
  • On 3 April 2017, an explosion occurred on a train travelling between the Sennaya and Technological Institute metro stations in St Petersburg, causing deaths and injuries.

Russian authorities have also announced a number of arrests and disrupted attacks in 2018.

Do not travel to parts of the North Caucasus, such as Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, the south-east part of Stavropol bordering Chechnya, Karbardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia, because of the high threat of terrorist activity and other politically motivated violence.

In 2018, three terrorist attacks occurred in Chechnya, including two suicide bombs. There were also several people killed and injured because of armed conflict.

The Australian Government is extremely limited in its ability to provide consular assistance in those parts of North Caucasus.

If, despite our advice, you travel to these parts of the North Caucasus, monitor local conditions (including through the media and travel operators) in advance of your travel and take appropriate personal security measures.

Tensions in Georgia may impact on security in the Georgia-Russia border area. If, despite our advice, you travel in the border region, read the Georgia travel advice.

In planning your activities, consider the kind of places known to be terrorist targets and the level of security provided.

  • Be alert to possible threats, especially in public places.
  • Exercise particular caution around locations known to be possible terrorist targets.
  • Have a clear exit plan if there is a security incident in crowded places.
  • Report any suspicious activity or items to police.
  • Monitor the media for any new or emerging threats.
  • Take official warnings seriously and follow the instructions of local authorities.
  • If there is an attack, leave the affected area immediately, if it's safe to do so. 

More information: Terrorist threat worldwide

Civil unrest and political tension

Racially-motivated assaults may occur throughout Russia. Take extra care if you or your travel partner(s) are of Asian or African descent.

Large public gatherings in Russia can turn violent. Avoid rallies, demonstrations and other large public gatherings. Unsanctioned protests are illegal. You can be arrested if you are involved in unauthorised demonstrations or protests.

Ukraine border areas and Crimea

Reconsider your need to travel to regions along the Russia-Ukraine border. The situation along Russia's border with Ukraine is volatile, particularly in the regions bordering the Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv. Armed clashes or other violence is possible at any time.

Do not travel to Crimea. The Australian Government doesn't recognise Russia's purported annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea. Some Russian tour operators offer package tours that include travel to Crimea.

More information: Travel advice for the Ukraine


Theft and assault

Petty crime, pick-pocketing and mugging (sometimes committed by groups of children) is common, especially around tourist attractions such as Red Square, the Izmailovsky Market, and the Moscow and St Petersburg metros.

Passports are often stolen from foreign tourists. Tourists have been targeted in robberies and assaults, which occur occasionally, particularly in large cities.

Travellers have been drugged and robbed while drinking in nightclubs and bars or after accepting offers of food, drink or transportation from strangers.

  • Take care of your personal belongings, particularly in tourist areas.
  • Pay attention to your personal security in public places, particularly at night.
  • Never accept food or drinks from strangers, or leave drinks unattended.
  • If you aren't sure if a drink is safe, leave it.
  • Stick with people you trust in bars, nightclubs and taxis.
  • Don't accept offers of transport from strangers.  
  • Monitor local sources of information on crime.

More information: Partying safely

Scams and extortion

Travellers have been victims of fraud when trying to exchange money with strangers in the street or in a bank queue. Credit card and ATM fraud occurs.

Some Australians have been victims of fraud by bogus internet friendship, dating and marriage schemes operating from Russia. These large-scale, well-organised scams typically result from connections made through internet dating schemes or chat rooms. Once a virtual relationship develops, the Australian citizen is asked by their friend or prospective marriage partner to send money to enable them to travel to Australia. Once the money has been received, the relationship is usually terminated and there is little to no chance of recovering the funds.

There have also been reports of harassment, mistreatment and extortion by police or other local officials.

  • Only exchange currency at banks.
  • Keep your credit card in sight during transactions.
  • Only use ATMs inside banks and during business hours.
  • Hide your PIN code at all times.
  • Be wary of any connections made through internet dating schemes or chat rooms.
  • If you suspect you're being extorted by a police officer or other local official, offer to walk with them to the nearest police station, where you can verify their identity and their demands.

More information: Scams


Kidnapping for political purposes, ransom and retribution is common in parts of the Northern Caucasus, such as Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, the south-east part of Stavropol bordering Chechnya, Karbardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia. In the past, foreigners have been targeted. The Australian Government's longstanding policy is that it doesn't make payments or concessions to kidnappers. If you decide to travel to an area where there is a particular threat of kidnapping, seek professional security advice and have effective personal security measures in place.

More information: Kidnapping

Local travel

Read Safety and security before planning any local travel.

If, despite our advice not to travel there for security reasons, you decide to go to Chechnya or one of several other places in the North Caucasus, you must first get permission from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Several other areas of Russia, especially in Siberia and the Russian Far East, are also 'closed' areas. Foreigners require government permission to enter 'closed' areas. If government permission is required or if you're not sure whether permission is required, contact the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs before committing to travel.

Road travel

Drivers are often dangerous and erratic. Ice and snow make driving in winter especially hazardous. Road conditions can be poor in rural areas.

The blood alcohol limit for drivers is zero.

More information: Road safety and driving


Some taxis appear official but aren't licensed by local authorities. There are reports of extortion and robbery in unauthorised taxis. Official taxis can be booked by phone, at major hotels and from inside airports.

  • Only use official taxi companies.
  • Always book your taxi in advance. Don't flag down taxis on the street.
  • Don't share taxis with strangers.
  • Always negotiate and confirm the fare before you get in a taxi.

Air travel

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade doesn't provide information on the safety of individual commercial airlines or flight paths. See the Aviation Safety Network for information on aviation safety in Russia.

More information: Air travel


Local laws

You're subject to all local laws and penalties, including those that appear harsh by Australian standards. Research local laws before travelling, especially for an extended stay.

If you're arrested or jailed, the Australian Government will do what it can to help you under our Consular Services Charter. But we can't get you out of trouble or out of jail.

Drug laws

Possessing, selling, consuming or carrying illegal drugs, including small amounts of 'soft' drugs, such as cannabis, is illegal in Russia. Penalties are severe and include lengthy terms of imprisonment.

Russia has strict rules governing the importation of medicines, and what can be carried into the country for personal use. Some medicines that are available over-the-counter in Australia are restricted in Russia. If you fail to declare restricted medications, you could be detained.

More information:

Other laws

Routine police checks are common in public places. Carry your passport, visa and migration card with you at all times. Photocopies aren't acceptable. If you fail to provide travel documentation on request, you can be detained and face substantial fines.

The following activities are illegal in Russia:

  • taking photos of military establishments, sites of strategic important and other sensitive areas, such as passports control at airports and guarded railway sites
  • use of commercial film, television or camera equipment in public areas, such as Red Square in Moscow, without permission (hand-held home video cameras are permitted)
  • driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol level greater than zero
  • 'promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships' to minors. This law potentially makes any action, statement or dissemination of information which appears to promote LGBTI issues illegal. More information: LGBTI travellers

Penalties include fines, imprisonment and deportation. Contact the Embassy or Consulate of Russia for more information.

Russia regulates religious activity. It restricts activities such as preaching and the distribution of religious materials. If you plan to engage in religious activity, make sure you are not breaking local laws.

Cybersecurity laws

There are restrictions on some social media platforms and internet sites, such as LinkedIn and Telegram.

More information: Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor)

Surrogacy laws

Russia has laws that govern child surrogacy. Obtain independent legal advice before making any surrogacy arrangements in Russia or with residents of Russia.

More information: Overseas births, adoptions and surrogacy

Official documents

Some Australian documents, such as birth or marriage certificates, need to be legalised before they will be accepted by Russian authorities. If you have an Australian document that you intend to use while in Russia, confirm with the Embassy or Consulate of Russia what is required.

Apostilles can be issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia or by Australian Embassies and High Commissions overseas.

More information: Legalising documents

Australian laws

Some Australian criminal laws apply overseas. If you commit these offences, you can be prosecuted in Australia. Laws include those relating to:

  • bribery of foreign public officials
  • child sex offences, including child pornography
  • female genital mutilation
  • drug trafficking
  • people smuggling and human trafficking
  • forced marriage
  • money laundering
  • terrorism.

More information: Staying within the law

Dual nationals

If you're a dual (Australian-Russian) national, Russian authorities won't recognise your Australian nationality and will treat you like any other national of Russia.

If you're a dual national and visit Russia:

  • the ability of the Australian Government to provide consular assistance to you if you're arrested or detained may be limited
  • under Russian law, you must enter and leave Russia on a Russian passport (though you can enter Russia using a repatriation certificate (svidetelstvo na vozvrashcheniye) if you don't have a Russian passport)
  • you must,  declare any other citizenships or foreign residency permits to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • you could be conscripted into the Russian military,  if you're male and between the ages of 18 and 27.

Contact the Embassy or Consulate of Russia well in advance of any planned travel to Russia.

If your Russian passport expires while you're in Russia or if you enter Russia using a repatriation certificate, you'll need to get a new Russian passport before you leave. You can't depart Russia without a valid Russian passport. The process for obtaining a new Russian passport for non-residents is complex and can take several months.

Children born outside of Russia and added to their parents' Russian passports need their own passport to exit Russia. Russian border authorities may require documentary evidence of the accompanying parent or guardian's relationship to the child and written permission for the child to travel from the non-travelling parent (if any).

More information: Dual nationals

Local customs

Same-sex relationships aren't illegal in Russia, but many Russians are socially conservative. Intolerance towards the LGBTI community is common, particularly outside of Moscow and St Petersburg. Violence against LGBTI people has been reported, including by local security forces.

In April 2017, there were reports of several arrests of, and in some cases violence against, LGBTI individuals in Chechnya.

More information: LGBTI travellers


Travel insurance

Take out comprehensive travel insurance before you depart to cover overseas medical costs, including medical evacuation.

Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel. The Australian Government won't pay for your medical expenses overseas or medical evacuation costs. This can be very expensive and cost you many thousands of dollars upfront.


  • what circumstances and activities are and aren't covered under your policy
  • that you're covered for the whole time you'll be away.

More information: Travel insurance

Physical and mental health

Consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas, especially if you have an existing medical condition.

  • At least eight weeks before you depart, see your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and discuss your travel plans and implications for your health.
  • Get vaccinated before you travel.

If you need counselling services while overseas, contact the Australian Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 and ask to speak to a Lifeline telephone counsellor.

More information:


Not all medicines available over the counter or by prescription in Australia are available in other countries. Some may be considered illegal or a controlled substance, even if prescribed by an Australian doctor.

Take sufficient prescription medicines so you remain in good health.

Make sure you comply with Russia's strict laws concerning the importation and use of medicines. These laws changed in June 2016. If your medicines contain restricted substances, such as barbiturate, codeine, sibutramine, anabolic steroids, androgens and other sex hormones, analgesic (tramadol), psychostimulants or others, you must present a doctor's letter confirming the need for each medication to authorities when you arrive in Russia. This may include medications that are available over the counter in Australia, such as cold and flu medication. The letter must include a description of the medicine (including chemical composition), daily dosage and an explanation of the underlying medical condition. The letter should confirm that the medicine is for personal use only and must be signed by your treating doctor. A notarised translation into Russian is also required.

Before you leave Australia:

  • contact the Embassy of Russia for up-to-date information on restrictions and requirements for bringing medicines into Russia
  • arrange a signed letter from your doctor and notarised translation.

More information: Prescription medicines

Health risks

Tick-borne diseases

Travel in forested areas brings the risk of exposure to tick-borne encephalitis and other tick-borne diseases. Ticks are very common in rural areas from spring to autumn. There have been reports of increased incidence of rabies and tick-borne encephalitis in Russia.

Avian influenza

There is a risk of avian influenza in Russia.

More information: Department of Health


Measles cases can routinely occur in Russia, with the country currently experiencing an increase in measles activity. Make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date before you travel.

More information:


HIV/AIDS is a risk. Exercise appropriate precautions if engaging in activities that expose you to risk of infection.

Other diseases and health issues

Water-borne, food-borne, parasitic and other infectious diseases (including typhoid, rabies, hepatitis, diphtheria, measles and tuberculosis) are common with serious outbreaks occurring from time to time.

  • Boil drinking water or drink bottled water.
  • Avoid ice cubes.
  • Avoid uncooked and undercooked food.
  • Avoid unpasteurised dairy products.

Seek urgent medical attention if you suspect poisoning, if you have a fever or suffer from diarrhoea.

Medical facilities

Public medical facilities in Russian cities are significantly below Australian standards and are extremely basic in rural areas.

There are a few international standard private facilities in major cities. Private facilities require up-front payment, evidence of adequate insurance or a written guarantee of payment prior to treatment.

If you become seriously ill or injured, medical evacuation to a destination with appropriate facilities would be necessary. Costs for medical evacuation could be considerable.

Natural disasters

Severe winter weather can disrupt travel in Russia. If you're delayed, contact local authorities about a visa extension if required.

Every year, a number of people are injured or killed in wind, snow and ice-related accidents. These include falls, traffic accidents, avalanches, snow falling from roofs, falling debris or collapsed roofs and prolonged exposure to extreme cold. Slipping on ice can result in serious injury such as broken bones, back injuries and paralysis.

  • Take care when walking in snowy/icy or windy conditions.
  • Take care when driving. Use appropriate equipment, such as winter tyres or chains.
  • Monitor the media and other local sources of information for advice on weather conditions, and prepare yourself accordingly.

During summer, forest and peat fires can occur in Russia, including in the Moscow region. 

The North Caucasus and far eastern region of Russia are subject to earthquakes.

All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis.

  • Take official warnings seriously.
  • If a natural disaster occurs, follow the advice of local authorities.

More information: Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

Where to get help

Depending on what you need, your best option may be to first contact your family, friends, travel agent, travel insurance provider, employer or airline. Your travel insurer should have a 24-hour emergency number.

Emergency phone numbers

  • Emergency (all services): 112
  • Firefighting and rescue services: 101
  • Medical emergencies: 103
  • Criminal issues: 102

Always obtain a police report when reporting a crime.

Tourism services and products

For complaints relating to tourism services or products, contact your service provider directly.

Australian Government

The Consular Services Charter explains what the Australian Government can and can't do to help you overseas.

Contact the Australian Embassy in Moscow for a full range of consular services.

Australian Embassy, Moscow

Podkolokolny Pereulok 10a/2
Moscow, Russia   
Phone: +7 (495) 956-6070
Fax: +7 (495) 956-6170
Twitter: @PosolAustralia

If you're in St Petersburg or Vladivostok (or surrounds), you can also contact the relevant Australian Consulate for limited consular assistance.

Australian Consulate, St Petersburg

Mr Sebastian FitzLyon (Honorary Consul)
St Petersburg

11 Moika Street
St Petersburg 191186 Russia
Tel: +7 (964) 333 7572 (NOT for visas)
Fax: +7 (812) 334 3326
Email:  (NOT for visas)

Australian Consulate, Vladivostok

Mr Vladimir Gorokhov (Honorary Consul)
3, Prospect Krasnogo Znameni
Office 610
Vladivostok, Russia, 690106   
Phone: +7 (423) 244 67 82
Fax: +7 (423) 246 84 25

Check the Australian Embassy website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.

If you're unable to contact the Embassy or Consulate in a consular emergency, call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.

Additional information