Australian High Commission
Sri Lanka
Address: 21, Srimath R. G. Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 7 - Telephone: +94 (0) 11 2463200 - Fax: +94 (0) 11 2686453

About the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka

The High Commission aims to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally and to foster strong official and people-to-people links.

The Australian High Commission in Colombo has seven sections - political and economic, consular, visa and immigration office, development co-operation (AusAID), market development (Austrade), law enforcement liaison (Australian Federal Police) and Customs & Border Protection. The contact details for the relevant sections are given below.  

Head of Mission

Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

HE Ms Robyn Mudie, Australian High Commissioner, is featured in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s “Our Ambassadors series”. In this interview Ms Mudie discusses the long and enduring relationship between Australia and Sri Lanka. Watch the interview.

Contact information

Australian High Commission
No. 21 Srimath R. G. Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 7
Telephone: + 94 - 11 - 2463200 

Visa and Immigration Office

Telephone: +94-11-2463270 


+ 94 11 2686453 (Consular and Administration)

+ 94 11 2698332 (Austrade)

+ 94 11 2682311 (Visa and Immigration)

+ 94 11 2696468 (Australian Aid) 

+ 94 11 2686939 (Political and Economic)

+ 94 11 2463259 (Australian Federal Police)

+ 94 11 246 3297 (Customs & Border Protection)


Opening hours

The High Commission is open between 08:30am and 05:00pm on all week-days, except on the days given below. Please refer to the relevant sections for information regarding times for lodgement of visa applications, consular assistance and for other contacts.

Public holidays

The Australian High Commission will be closed on the following days:

New Year's Day                                                    1 January

Tamil Thai Pongal Day                                      14 January

Independence Day                                             4 February 

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day                             14 April

Good Friday                                                            18 April

May Day                                                                      1 May

Vesak Full Moon Poya Day                                    14 May

Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day            15 May

Queen's Birthday                                                    13 June

Eid-Ul-Fitr Ramadaan Festival Day                      29 July

Binara Full Moon Poya Day                         8 September

Labour Day                                                          6 October

Christmas Day                                              25 December

Boxing Day                                                    26 December