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 between Australia and Sri Lanka and Australia and the Maldives.
The Australian High Commission in Colombo has a number of sections - Political and Economic, Consular and Administration, Visa and Immigration, Development Cooperation, Austrade (Australian Trade Commission), Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and Defence. Contact details are available through the 'Contact Us' tab.
Head of Mission
The High Commission is open between 08:30am and 05:00pm on all week-days, except on the days given below. Notarial services are available between 3:00pm and 4:00pm each day. Please refer to the relevant sections for information regarding times for lodgement of visa applications, consular assistance and for other contacts.
New Year’s Day Friday 1 January
Tamil Thai Pongal Day Friday 15 January
National Day Thursday 4 February
Good Friday Friday 25 March
Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day Wednesday 13 April
Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day Thursday 14 April
May Day (in lieu) Monday 2 May
Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (in lieu) Monday 23 May
Queen’s Birthday Monday 13 June
Ramadan Day * TBC July
Labour Day Monday 3 October
Boxing Day Monday 26 December
Christmas Day (in lieu) Tuesday 27 December
Additional DFAT Holiday Wednesday 28 December
* Subject to the appearance of the moon