Australian Representative Office

About us

About the Australian Representative Office, Ramallah (ARO)

The Australian Representative Office in Ramallah was established in September 2000. The Office facilitates Australia’s relationship with the Palestinian Authority and enhances Australia’s support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

The Office oversees the implementation of Australia’s substantial development assistance program in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and enables Australia to keep abreast of developments on the ground in the PalestinianTerritories. It also helps Australia to achieve other regional objectives, including support for good governance and democracy. It facilitates the expansion of our commercial contacts.

The Australian Representative Office is unable to offer direct consular assistance or assistance with immigration issues (including issuing passports and visas). For consular assistance in the West Bank and Gaza please contact the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv. Assistance with immigration issues may be obtained from the Australian Embassies in Tel Aviv, Amman or Cairo.


Notarial Services - Legalising Documents

The Australian Representative Office provides notarial services, including the certification of true copies of documents (that are either Australian or others intended for use in Australia), witnessing signatures on documents, statutory declarations and witnessing affidavits.

More information is available at the following link:


Notarial Service Fees


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

Fees take into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand.

From 1 January 2019 fees for Statutory Declarations, witnessing signatures and certifying documents will be AUD 72. Apostille Stamp certificate fees will be AUD 83. Fees are to be paid in ILs according to the exchange rate on 1 January 2019.


Opening Hours


Monday - Thursday  From 8:15 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 16:15

Friday  From 8:15 - 12:45


Public Holidays 2019


01 January


New Year’s Day

28 January


Australia Day

26 April


Good Friday

29 April


Easter Monday

27 May


Reconciliation Day

03 June


Eid Al-Fitr*

04 June


Eid Al-Fitr*

12 August


Eid Al-Adha*

13 August


Eid Al-Adha*

25 December


Christmas Day

26 December


Boxing Day

27 December


Additional DFAT Holiday

30 December


Additional DFAT Holiday

31 December


Additional DFAT Holiday


*Eid holidays are subject to change as they are determined by the sighting of the moon. 

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