Announcements of the Consulate

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Decreeby the Lebanese Minister of Tourism regarding the organization of Beauty Pageantevents in Lebanon and abroad dated 14/11/2018

The Lebanese Minister of Tourism, Mr.AvedisGuidanianissued Decree No. 282 dated 14/11/2018 regarding the organization of Beauty Pageantevents in Lebanon and abroad, which consists of three articles:

Article 1: The establishment and organization of the Miss Lebanonevents, whether held and organized in Lebanon or abroad, and all other beauty ceremonies held in Lebanon, be it by Lebanese or none Lebanese individuals or organizations, shall be subject to a license issued by the Minister of Tourism pursuant to the provisions of Article 4 of the Decree 9427/68.

Article 2: Any violation of the provisions of Article 1 of this decree will result in the election’soutcome not being recognizedby the Lebanese authorities, and local and international bodies will be notified and advisednot to give recognition and the provisions of Article 770 of the Penal Code shall be applied against the violator.

Article 3: All decisions that contradict with the provisions of this decree shall be canceled.

Article 4: This decree is published where necessary and shall be effective immediately upon its publication in the Public Journal.

Implementing the Lebanese Migrant Museum 26/10/2018

In the process of equipping the Lebanese Migrant Museum in Lebanon to document the history of Lebanese dispersion in the world and with the objective of preserving the cultural heritage for future generations, the Consulate General of Lebanon in Melbourne kindley asks the Lebanese community to provide it with images and films related to expatriates or any ancient items that can be displayed in the museum, using the highest technologies and visual and acoustic effects

An example of what can be provided to the consulate: Old identity cards, old passports, photographs of old visa stamps, photographs of old title deeds, old possessions of immigrants, letters highlighting the relationship between the immigrant and his family, old newspapers or publications, or any old belongings that you may consider suitable to be displayed at the museum.

The opening of Gibran Khalil Gibran's Exhibition in Melbourne on 27/11/2018 



The Gibran Khalil Gibran (Kahlil Gibran) exhibition was opened on 27/11/2018 at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne under the title "The Garden of the Prophet".  The exhibition includes a number of paintings and writings of Gibran Khalil Gibran, as well as some of his personal items, which were brought specifically to Melbourne from the Museum of Gibran in Bsharri to showcase the works of the writer and the great Lebanese poet to the Lebanese community, the descendants of Lebanese origin and the Australians.  The Consulate General encourages everyone to visit the exhibition which will run from 28 November 2018 to 17 March 2019. The exhibition was sponsored by the Bank of Sydney and the Gibran Khalil Gibran National Committee, with funding from the Council for Australian Arab Relations of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The exhibition is located at:

Immigration Museum

400 Flinders St, MELBOURNE 3000

The new option to renew Biometric Passports for ten years starting from 5/9/2018 The Lebanese Consulate General in Melbourne announces that adult Lebanese citizens are eligible to exchange their biometric passports for another biometric passport with 10 years validity, (cost $521.00).  The option of renewing the ordinary non-biometricand machine-readable passports (2003 Version) remains unchanged, for a one year validity, (cost $62.50) or a five year validity, (cost $312.50). The applications will be sent to the General Directorate of General Security in Lebanon to be implemented and returned to the Mission. These applications can be sent by diplomatic pouch or by DHL according to the existing procedures available on the following website: http://fasttracklb.dhl.com Details request from the Lebanese - Australian Clubs -  1/08/2018  The Consulate General of Lebanon in Melbourne kindly requests that all Lebanese - Australian clubs, associations and organizations, (civil, religious, political, media, etc…) operating in the State of Victoria, provide this mission with a clear and full detailed list that includes the name of the club/association/organization, postal, website and social media addresses (if available), names of the President and Administrative Board members with their titles, postal addresses, and emails for the purpose of renewing the Consulate’s data base and to facilitate future communication in preparation for various invitations and events.

In order to achieve this goal, the Mission also requests to be periodically informed of any changes in the names, addresses and emails that may take place in any future elections or appointments.

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