Australian High Commission
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Also accredited to the Republic of Maldives

How to lodge an application

Online

Our preferred lodgement method for applications is online through ImmiAccount. Online lodgement of the following visas is available to applicants in Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh:

NOTE: Refer to our local visa checklists for guidance on the types of supporting documentation that should accompany your application.

By lodging and paying for your application online through ImmiAccount you will be able to, among other things, track the progress of your application, change your personal details, and upload any further requested information instantly. For a video on how to use ImmiAccount see: YouTube video on using ImmiAccount

In person

If you are unable to lodge an application online or the visa you wish to apply for cannot be applied for via ImmiAccount, applications must be lodged in person by appointment at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC). The Australian Government an arrangement with VFS Global to receive visa and citizenship applications and conduct biometric collection services at the Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) in Colombo and Dhaka.

Schedule your appointment online at: VFS Global: Schedule an appointment in Colombo or VFS Global: Schedule an appointment in Dhaka.

For applicants in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, all enquiries related to visa requirements and information about lodging visa and citizenship applications please contact the VFS Global in Sri Lanka at:

For applicants in Bangladesh, all enquiries related to visa requirements and information about lodging visa and citizenship applications please contact the VFS Global in Bangladesh at:

NOTE: All applications submitted at an AVAC will be assessed and decided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Staff at an AVAC will have no involvement in the decision-making process nor knowledge of the application outcome.