Australian Consulate-General, Houston

Australian Consulate-General, Houston Welcome to the official page of the Australian Consulate-General in Houston. The Australian Consulate-General in Houston is Australiaโ€™s official diplomatic mission in Texas.

The Consulateโ€™s region of jurisdiction covers the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Due to privacy considerations, it is not possible to reply to consular or passport queries via Facebook. If you are an Australian citizen with consular or passport questions, we suggest you go to our website and follow the instructions listed: www.usa.embassy.gov.au

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Only a couple of weeks until the USAFL National Championships right here in Texas - check out the draw tonight 8pm CDT ๐Ÿ‘‡...
10/05/2021

Only a couple of weeks until the USAFL National Championships right here in Texas - check out the draw tonight 8pm CDT ๐Ÿ‘‡
#AusInTexas #usafl #footy

NATIONALS DRAW LIVE! Who will play whom in two weeks' time at the USAFL Nationals? Join us right here on our page as Brian Barrish and former New York Magpie Toby Carrington reveal and break down the divisions and seeds starting at 9pm EDT on Tuesday night!

On #WorldTeachersDay  ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ thanks #teachers across the ๐ŸŒ who are going above & beyond to help our children, especially vul...
10/05/2021

On #WorldTeachersDay ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ thanks #teachers across the ๐ŸŒ who are going above & beyond to help our children, especially vulnerable children and girls to continue learning despite #COVID19.
Teachers donโ€™t just educate our kids, they safeguard our future.
#PartnershipsForRecovery #BrightFutures #AusInTexas

On #WorldTeachersDay ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ thanks #teachers across the ๐ŸŒ who are going above & beyond to help our children, especially vulnerable children and girls to continue learning despite #COVID19.
Teachers donโ€™t just educate our kids, they safeguard our future.
#PartnershipsForRecovery #BrightFutures #AusInTexas

10/04/2021

Happy Space Week everyone! ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ has a long and proud history of collaboration with the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ in space, have a watch of Consul General Benson Sauloโ€™s message ๐Ÿ‘‡ to learn more (and make sure you watch right to the end โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‰)
#AusInTexas #space #spaceweek #SpaceCity

Australia is tackling the challenge of integrating renewable energy ๐Ÿ”‹ to existing power infrastructure ๐Ÿ”Œ by investing in...
10/03/2021

Australia is tackling the challenge of integrating renewable energy ๐Ÿ”‹ to existing power infrastructure ๐Ÿ”Œ by investing in solar-plus-storage technology.
This technology will transition Australiaโ€™s electricity network from a fossil fuels reliant source to renewable electricity generation. This will ensure the reliability, security, and affordability of electricity supply is preserved while Australia invests in low emission technologies.
Find out more about how Australia is making positive โž• energy:
https://www.positiveenergy.gov.au/energy-storage
#AusInTexas

Australia is tackling the challenge of integrating renewable energy ๐Ÿ”‹ to existing power infrastructure ๐Ÿ”Œ by investing in solar-plus-storage technology.
This technology will transition Australiaโ€™s electricity network from a fossil fuels reliant source to renewable electricity generation. This will ensure the reliability, security, and affordability of electricity supply is preserved while Australia invests in low emission technologies.
Find out more about how Australia is making positive โž• energy:
https://www.positiveenergy.gov.au/energy-storage
#AusInTexas

A group of Aboriginal students from Adelaide's Salisbury North Primary School outperformed over 6,500 students from 160 ...
10/01/2021
Indigenous students from Adelaide beat 160 other schools to win national tech competition

A group of Aboriginal students from Adelaide's Salisbury North Primary School outperformed over 6,500 students from 160 schools across ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ to win the 2021 Minecraft Education Challenge.
The students created a school of the future based on this year's NAIDOC theme of 'Heal Country' to build a more sustainable community by embracing First Nations cultural knowledge.
Congratulations on your national award, kids!
#HealCountry #australia #NAIDOC
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-29/sa-minecraft-education-challenge-winner/100498526#:~:text=Email-,A%20group%20of%20Aboriginal%20students%20from%20Salisbury%20North%20Primary%20School,that%20celebrates%20First%20Nations%20culture.

A group of Aboriginal students from a school in Adelaide's north have won a national technology competition where they used the video game Minecraft to design a school that embraces First Nations culture.

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia is ready to take its next steps to safely reopen to the world, with changes coming to the international bor...
10/01/2021

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia is ready to take its next steps to safely reopen to the world, with changes coming to the international border.

With first dose vaccination rates at over 78% and double dose rates nationwide at 55% and on track to reach 70% in some jurisdictions over the next week, the Australian Government has been finalising plans so Australian families can be reunited, Australian workers can travel in and out of our country, and we can work towards welcoming tourists back to our shores.

Read the full statement: https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-release/next-steps-reopen-world

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia is ready to take its next steps to safely reopen to the world, with changes coming to the international border.

With first dose vaccination rates at over 78% and double dose rates nationwide at 55% and on track to reach 70% in some jurisdictions over the next week, the Australian Government has been finalising plans so Australian families can be reunited, Australian workers can travel in and out of our country, and we can work towards welcoming tourists back to our shores.

Read the full statement: https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-release/next-steps-reopen-world

09/30/2021
Untapped Potential: Australia's Digital Health Ecosystem

As the inventors of the Cochlear implant, spray-on skin, the cervical cancer vaccine and a cure for peptic ulcers, Australian health and medical research is changing lives for the better.
Australia has embraced digital health to provide new ways of delivering services and to radically transform current processes, improve outcomes and increase efficiencies, creating opportunities for collaboration and investment.
Download ๐Ÿ‘‡our new report 'Untapped Potential: Key Investment Opportunities in the fast-growing Australian digital health ecosystem' to learn more about why ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ is a compelling destination to develop, commercialise, scale and source the next generation of digital health technologies.
https://www.austrade.gov.au/digitalhealth/why-australia/why-australia

On 29 September, Consul General Benson Saulo hosted an Indigenous Global Trade Roundtable to facilitate a progressive di...
09/30/2021

On 29 September, Consul General Benson Saulo hosted an Indigenous Global Trade Roundtable to facilitate a progressive discussion focused on moving the dial on trade between our Global Indigenous Business Community.
Thank you to the representative across North America and Australia from the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma, The AKANA GROUP INC., the Citizen Potawatomi Nation's Iron Horse Industrial Park, Supply Nation and IITIO _ International Inter-Tribal Trade and Investment Organisation.
The roundtable provided a great opportunity to build business and cultural connections between Australian Indigenous and Native American business, explore opportunities to facilitate trade and investment, and shape future discussions.
#AusInTexas #AusInOK
๐Ÿ“ท The Akana Group

On 29 September, Consul General Benson Saulo hosted an Indigenous Global Trade Roundtable to facilitate a progressive discussion focused on moving the dial on trade between our Global Indigenous Business Community.
Thank you to the representative across North America and Australia from the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma, The AKANA GROUP INC., the Citizen Potawatomi Nation's Iron Horse Industrial Park, Supply Nation and IITIO _ International Inter-Tribal Trade and Investment Organisation.
The roundtable provided a great opportunity to build business and cultural connections between Australian Indigenous and Native American business, explore opportunities to facilitate trade and investment, and shape future discussions.
#AusInTexas #AusInOK
๐Ÿ“ท The Akana Group

Congratulations to our friends at ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Four Pillars Gin, who have recently won a slew of awards in the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US for their bol...
09/28/2021

Congratulations to our friends at ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Four Pillars Gin, who have recently won a slew of awards in the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US for their bold, vibrant Aussie gins! (And due to their recent successes, we're excited to see they've also JUST launched their online US store this past weekend ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://us.fourpillarsgin.com/ ๐Ÿ˜‹)

2021 AWARDS:
๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡ Rare Dry Gin - Double Gold Medal awarded by both the American Distilling Institute and San Francisco World Spirits Competition
๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡ Olive Leaf Gin - Gold medal for two consecutive years in the San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition
๐Ÿฅ‡ Navy Strength Gin - named Best International Navy Strength Gin by American Distilling Institute.

Congratulations to our friends at ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Four Pillars Gin, who have recently won a slew of awards in the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US for their bold, vibrant Aussie gins! (And due to their recent successes, we're excited to see they've also JUST launched their online US store this past weekend ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://us.fourpillarsgin.com/ ๐Ÿ˜‹)

2021 AWARDS:
๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡ Rare Dry Gin - Double Gold Medal awarded by both the American Distilling Institute and San Francisco World Spirits Competition
๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡ Olive Leaf Gin - Gold medal for two consecutive years in the San Francisco Wine & Spirits Competition
๐Ÿฅ‡ Navy Strength Gin - named Best International Navy Strength Gin by American Distilling Institute.

Looking forward to the launch, Dr Boshuizen, see you soon in Texas ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ#AusInTexas #AusInSpace
09/28/2021

Looking forward to the launch, Dr Boshuizen, see you soon in Texas ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
#AusInTexas #AusInSpace

Hoping this beautiful image brightens your Monday!
09/27/2021

Hoping this beautiful image brightens your Monday!

I am proud to announce that the 'Warruwi Boy & Joey' image is being released as a special limited edition print.

The first print (#1 of 100) is bringing auctioned today at the Paspaley Star Ball via silent auction online, link below:

https://www.darwinstarball-auction.com/lite-ui/?controller=lots&action=showLot&id=52

This image achieved viral status on social media in 2020 receiving over 2 million impressions and touched the hearts of people around the world. 50% of proceeds will go to support Starlight Children's Foundation & 50% will go towards a foundation chosen by Rowen's (Boy captured in the photo) grandfather and mother. They wish to donate funds towards a project led by 'House of Darwin' - building a skate park in Warruwi where pro skaters will be flown into the community to teach kids how to skate.

#1 Limited edition print signed by Darwin-born photographer George Fragopoulos.

(#2-100 limited edition prints will be available from Monday 17th May 2021 with 100% of proceeds going towards supporting kids in the Warruwi community)

Yay Aussie robots ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
09/25/2021

Yay Aussie robots ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ is sharing its climate science and research with our Pacific neighbours to support climate change mitigation and adap...
09/24/2021

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ is sharing its climate science and research with our Pacific neighbours to support climate change mitigation and adaptation globally.
The Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) supports Pacific Island Countries to monitor, analyse and communicate climate and oceans data and information for decision making.
The program builds on previous Pacific Climate Change Science projects delivering information on past, current and future climate scenarios to 14 Pacific Island Countries and Timor-Leste.
Further information: http://cosppac.bom.gov.au/

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ is sharing its climate science and research with our Pacific neighbours to support climate change mitigation and adaptation globally.
The Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) supports Pacific Island Countries to monitor, analyse and communicate climate and oceans data and information for decision making.
The program builds on previous Pacific Climate Change Science projects delivering information on past, current and future climate scenarios to 14 Pacific Island Countries and Timor-Leste.
Further information: http://cosppac.bom.gov.au/

Today President Joe Biden met with Scott Morrison (ScoMo), aka the fella from Down Under, in New York and celebrated the...
09/22/2021

Today President Joe Biden met with Scott Morrison (ScoMo), aka the fella from Down Under, in New York and celebrated the 70th anniversary of #ANZUS. They affirmed their commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, and agreed on the importance of working with allies and partners around the world to defend against threats to the international rules based order. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden Jr.โ€™s Meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/21/readout-of-president-joseph-r-biden-jr-s-meeting-with-prime-minister-scott-morrison-of-australia/

It was great to meet with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison today in New York. Our nations have stood together for over 70 years โ€” and weโ€™re committed to working together to secure a free and open Indo-Pacific region and tackle the shared challenges we face.

Today is the UN International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace through observing 24 hour...
09/21/2021
International Day of Peace | United Nations

Today is the UN International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace through observing 24 hours of non-violence and ceasefire. This year's theme is 'Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world'.
As a founding member of the UN, Australia is proud to reaffirm our commitment to UN peacekeeping.
https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-peace

The purpose of the day is the pursuit of peace as a fundamental human right.

Economic security and workplace gender equality gives women real opportunities and choices about their lives, and those ...
09/18/2021

Economic security and workplace gender equality gives women real opportunities and choices about their lives, and those of their families. When women do well, their families do well, and our economy and nations prosper.
This #InternationalEqualPayDay we celebrate the contribution women make to stable and prosperous economies and nations.
#GenderEquality #EqualPay Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Image: Young farmers of Livegreen Internationals (Investing in Women)

Economic security and workplace gender equality gives women real opportunities and choices about their lives, and those of their families. When women do well, their families do well, and our economy and nations prosper.
This #InternationalEqualPayDay we celebrate the contribution women make to stable and prosperous economies and nations.
#GenderEquality #EqualPay Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Image: Young farmers of Livegreen Internationals (Investing in Women)

JUST IN: Australia, the United States and the United Kingdon announce new trilateral defence partnership: AUUKUS. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ...
09/15/2021

JUST IN: Australia, the United States and the United Kingdon announce new trilateral defence partnership: AUUKUS. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

"As leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, guided by our enduring ideals and shared commitment to the international rules-based order, we resolve to deepen diplomatic, security, and defense cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, including by working with partners, to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. As part of this effort, we are announcing the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership called โ€œAUKUSโ€ โ€” Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States."

Read the full Joint Leaders Statement: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/15/joint-leaders-statement-on-aukus/

๐Ÿ“ธ Andrew Harnik/AP

JUST IN: Australia, the United States and the United Kingdon announce new trilateral defence partnership: AUUKUS. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

"As leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, guided by our enduring ideals and shared commitment to the international rules-based order, we resolve to deepen diplomatic, security, and defense cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, including by working with partners, to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. As part of this effort, we are announcing the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership called โ€œAUKUSโ€ โ€” Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States."

Read the full Joint Leaders Statement: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/09/15/joint-leaders-statement-on-aukus/

๐Ÿ“ธ Andrew Harnik/AP

๐Ÿ“ฃ Calling all #shortfilm makers! Do you have a ๐ŸŽž๏ธ story to tell? Flickerfest 2022 are seeking masterful, creative and im...
09/15/2021
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

๐Ÿ“ฃ Calling all #shortfilm makers! Do you have a ๐ŸŽž๏ธ story to tell?
Flickerfest 2022 are seeking masterful, creative and impactful stories and original voices from filmmakers ๐ŸŽฌ across the globe ๐ŸŒ
International entries close October 8 ๐Ÿ‘‡ Whatโ€™s your story?
https://filmfreeway.com/flickerfest
#AustraliaNow #flickerfest

FLiCKERFEST 2022 entries are now open! Please contact [email protected] for any enquiries. Celebrating its 31st year in 2022, Flickerfest ...

#Texas & #Louisiana: For the safety of our clients and staff, the Australian Consulate General Houston will be CLOSED on...
09/13/2021
Houston/Galveston, TX

#Texas & #Louisiana: For the safety of our clients and staff, the Australian Consulate General Houston will be CLOSED on Tuesday 14 September due to expected dangerous conditions brought by TS #Nicholas. Local authorities advise that Texas residents should be in a place of safety by sundown and should stay off the roads until local authorities advise it is safe to travel.
Monitor local media and local authorities for updates and advice.
If Australians need urgent consular assistance, call the 24/7 Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or text +61 421 269 080. You can also call (832) 962 8420 and follow the prompts to be transferred to the CEC.
Stay safe!
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