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 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

Public holidays 2022

New Year’s Day 3 January Monday
Tamil Thai Pongal Day 14 January Friday
Independence Day  4 February Friday
Day prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day 13 April Wednesday
Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day 14 April Thursday
Good Friday 15 April  Friday
Eid al-Fitr/Ramadan Day 03 May* Tuesday
Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day 16 May Monday
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day 11 August Thursday
National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II 19 September Monday
Labour Day  3 October  Monday
Ill Full Moon Poya Day  7 November  Monday
Boxing Day  26 December Monday
Christmas Day (in lieu) 27 December  Tuesday 
Additional DFAT Public Holiday  28 December  Wednesday 

 

*subject to the appearance of the moon