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 appointments are available between 2:00pm and 3:00pm on Wednesday and Friday only.
Public holidays 2020
|New Year’s Day||1 January||Wednesday|
|Tamil Thai Pongal Day||15 January||Wednesday|
|Sri Lanka National Day||4 February||Tuesday|
|Good Friday||10 April||Friday|
|Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day / Easter Monday||13 April||Monday|
|Local public holiday||14 April||Tuesday|
|May Day||1 May||Friday|
|Vesak Full Moon Poya Day||7 May||Thursday|
|Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day||8 May||Friday|
|Eid al-Fitr/Ramadan Day||25 May*||Monday*|
|Reconciliation Day||1 June||Monday|
|Nikini Full Moon Poya Day||3 August||Monday|
|Labour Day||5 October||Monday|
|Christmas Day||25 December||Friday|
*subject to the appearance of the moon