Australian High Commission
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Also accredited to the Republic of Maldives

Travelling to Australia

Travelling to Australia

The visa office of the Australian High Commission in Colombo is currently operating at very limited capacity.                

Please note that there may be a delay in the finalisation of applications received due to this change.

Progress of online applications can be tracked using ImmiAccount: 

It is unlikely that we will be able to process your application if it is lodged by paper. Travellers wishing to travel imminently are advised to lodge online. 

If you have compelling or compassionate grounds for urgent travel to Australia, please contact us on [email protected] , providing documentary evidence in support of the grounds for urgent travel and your acknowledgement of the need to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Australia.

Immigration and Visas

All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia.

Immigration and visas


Plan your trip with, the official Tourism Australia website, offering a wide range of travel information and planning tools including over 2000 images, a currency converter, daily weather updates, interactive maps, suggested holiday itineraries, holiday deals, specialist travel agents and more. Available in nine languages.

Tourist Refund Scheme

The Tourist Refund Scheme enables you to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions, of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) that you pay on goods you buy in Australia.

New Arrivals

A gateway to information ranging from citizenship, health, settlement help for migrants, working conditions to buying a home in Australia.

Customs and Quarantine

The Australian Department of Home Affairs ( manages the security and integrity of the Australian border and assists people and cargo to move in and out of the country.

Information for international travellers ( about what items must be declared for inspection, what happens if you fail to declare or dispose of any quarantine items or make a false declaration, what happens to seized items and what can't be mailed to Australia.

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia

Jobs in Australia

This Australian mission is not able assist people in finding employment in Australia.

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