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

About us

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

Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Ambassador to the Maldives

 

Opening hours

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.

Public holidays

New Year’s Day (in lieu)

Monday

2 January

Australia Day

Thursday

26 January

Sri Lanka National Day (in lieu)

Friday

3 February

Day prior to Sinhala/Tamil New Year Day

Thursday

13 April

Good Friday & Sinhala/Tamil New Year Day

Friday

14 April

May Day

Monday

1 May

Vesak Full Moon Poya Day

Wednesday

10 May

Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day

Thursday

11 May

Idul Fitz/Ramazan Day

Monday

26 June*

Nikini Poya Day

Monday

7 August

Additional Post Holiday

Monday

25 September

Labour Day

Monday

2 October

Christmas Day

Monday

25 December

Boxing Day

Tuesday

26 December

*  Subject to the appearance of the moon