Australian High Commission
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

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.

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 

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