State Administration of Timor-Leste

Friendship Group Liaison in Dili

Planning a Visit to Timor-Leste? Don’t forget to download the Friendship Group Visiting form here.

Sr Germano Santa Brites Dias
Media Officer for Decentralisation
Ministry of State Administration
Rua Jacinto Candido, Colmera, Dili, Timor-Leste
Email: xisto.freitas@estatal.gov.tl
Phone: + (670) 7714 6417
Landline: + (670) 3339077
Fax: + (670) 3310118

If you are travelling to Timor-Leste as a representative of a Friendship Group, the Ministry of State Administration would like you to advise them of your visit and activities.
Sr Germano Santa Brites Dias is the nominated liaison person in Dili and ideally a copy of the above form (handwritten or typed) should be given to him before visiting your friendship area.
However, if you are not able to visit State Administration before heading out of Dili, please email a copy of the form before leaving Australia to Sr Germano Santa Brites Dias germano.germy@gmail.com

Ministry of State Administration, Timor-Leste

The Districts and Subdistricts come within the portfolio of the Ministry of State Administration of the Government of Timor-Leste. Sr Abilio Caetano, General Director for Administrative Decentralisation at the Ministry of State Administration has been given responsibility for the Friendship Groups. Sr Germano Santa Brites Dias is a member of Sr Abilio’s staff.
Sr Abilio has a long history of interaction with the Friendship Groups from Australia, and understands the valuable work they do at a community level in Timor-Leste.

Sr Abilio Caetano, General Director for Administrative Decentralisation

Sr Abilio at the Melbourne Friendship Conference dinner with Lorraine McBride (Victorian Facilitator) and Derarca O’Mahony (National Convenor)

Proposed Decentralisation Process (Pre-Deconcentration Municipal Process)

Pre-Deconcentration Administrative Structure_Nov 2014 (PDF)