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 are available between 3:00pm and 4:00pm each day. Please refer to the relevant sections for information regarding times for lodgement of visa applications, consular assistance and for other contacts.

Public holidays 2018

New Year’s Day (in lieu)

Monday

01January

Australia Day

Friday

26 January

Sri Lanka National Day (in lieu)

Monday

5 February

Good Friday

Friday

30 March

Day prior to Sinhala/Tamil New Year Day

Friday

13 April

Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day

Monday 

30 April

May Day

Tuesday

01 May

Eid al-Fitr/Ramadan Day 

Friday

15 June*

Esala Full Moon Poya Day

Friday 

27 July 

Binara Full Moon Poya Day

Monday 

24 September

Labour Day

Monday 

01 October 

Christmas Eve

Monday

24 December

Christmas Day

Tuesday

25 December

Boxing Day

Wednesday

26 December

*  Subject to the appearance of the moon   

Public holidays 2019

New Year’s Day

Tuesday

01January

Australia Day

Tuesday

15 January

Sri Lanka National Day

Monday

4 February

 Sinhala/Tamil New Year Day

Monday

15 April

Good Friday 

Friday

19 April

 May Day

Wednesday

01 May

Day following Vesak Full Moon Poya Day

Monday

20 May

Eid al-Fitr/Ramadan Day 

June *

*

Esala Full Moon Poya Day

Tuesday

16 July

Binara Full Moon Poya Day

Friday

13 September

Labour Day

Monday 

07 October 

Christmas Day

Wednesday

25 December

Boxing Day

Thursday

26 December

Additional DFAT Public Holiday

Friday

27 December

*  Subject to the appearance of the moon