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 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 given below. 

Head of Mission

Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

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 + 94 11 2463297 (Australian Border Force)


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                                                   01 January

Tamil Thai Pongal Day                                         15 January

National Day                                                       04 February 

Good Friday                                                        03 April

Day prior to Sinhala and Tamil New Year               13 April

Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day                             14 April

May Day                                                             01 May

Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day               04 May

Queen's Birthday                                                  12 June

Ramazan Day                                                      17 July

Labour Day                                                          05 October

Christmas Day                                                     25 December

Boxing Day (in lieu)                                              28 December