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 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