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.
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 appointments are available between 2:00pm and 3:00pm on Monday and Wednesday only.
Public holidays 2023
|New Year’s Day||2 January||Monday|
|Tamil Thai Pongal Day||16 January||Monday|
|Day Prior to Independence Day||3 February||Friday|
|Good Friday||7 April||Friday|
|Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day||13 April||Thursday|
|Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day||14 April||Friday|
|Eid al-Fitr/Ramadan Day||21 April*||Friday|
|May Day||1 May||Monday|
|Vesak Full Moon Poya Day||5 May||Friday|
|Esala Full Moon Poya Day||3 July||Monday|
|Binara Full Moon Poya Day||29 September||Friday|
|Christmas Day||25 December||Monday|
|Boxing Day/Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day||26 December||Tuesday|
|Additional DFAT Public Holiday||27 December||Wednesday|
*subject to the appearance of the moon