Australian High Commission
New Zealand
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Australian High Commission,

New Zealand

The Australian High Commission is the official representative of the Australian Government in New Zealand. We provide a range of services to the general public, including consular, passport, visa and immigration, citizenship and cultural relations services. We also act on behalf of various Australian Government authorities by representing Australia's interests to local, regional and multilateral government and business organisations in New Zealand.

Head of Mission

Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, H.E. Hon Patricia Forsythe AM

  

 

2019 Australian federal election

The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled. 

To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au. The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is Thursday 18 April 2019 at 20:00 (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled). 

If you would like to vote early you can do this at either the Australian High Commission in Wellington or the Australian Consulate in Auckland from Wednesday 8 May 2019. Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at www.aec.gov.au.

Opening hours at the Australian High Commission in Wellington and Australian Consulate in Auckland for voting

Dates: Open from: Open to:
Wednesday 8 May 2019 9:00 17:00
Thursday 9 May 2019 9:00 17:00
Friday 10 May 2019 9:00 17:00
Saturday 11 May 2019 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 12 May 2019 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday 13 May 2019 9:00 17:00
Tuesday 14 May 2019 9:00 17:00
Wednesday 15 May 2019 9:00 17:00
Thursday 16 May 2019 9:00 17:00
Friday 17 May 2019 9:00 17:00

Saturday 18 May 2019
ELECTION DAY

9:00 18:00

If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.  

Information in other languages can be found at www.aec.gov.au/translated.

 

Vacancies: 

The Australian High Commission in Wellington is seeking applications for an Executive Assistant to the High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner. 

 

Office contact details and opening hours

Australian High Commission (Wellington)

72-76 Hobson St, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand

PO Box 4036, Wellington, New Zealand

  • Phone: (64 4) 473 6411
  • Fax: (64 4) 498 7135
  • Email: nzinbox@dfat.gov.au

Passport counter hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Appointments can be made at: https://passports1.gettimely.com/book

The Australian High Commission in Wellington will be closed on the following days:

  • Tuesday 25 December 2018
  • Wednesday 26 December 2018
  • Thursday 27 December 2018
  • Friday 28 December 2018
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019
  • Wednesday 2 January 2019
  • Monday 21 January 2019
  • Wednesday 6 February 2019
  • Friday 19 April 2019
  • Monday 22 April 2019
  • Thursday 25 April 2019
  • Monday 3 June 2019
  • Monday 7 October 2019
  • Monday 28 October 2019
  • Wednesday 25 December 2019
  • Thursday 26 December 2019
  • Friday 27 December 2019
  • Monday 30 December 2019

Australian Consulate-General (Auckland)

Level 7, Price Waterhouse Coopers Tower, 186-194 Quay St, Auckland, New Zealand

Private Bag 92023, Victoria St West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

  • Phone (64 9) 921 8800 - Option 3 for Passport Enquiries
  • Fax (64 9) 921 8820 - Passports and Austrade
  • Fax (64 9) 921 8822 - Visas

Passport counter hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Appointments are required and can be made at:  Australian Consulate Auckland

The Australian Consulate General in Auckland will be closed on the following days:

  • Friday 7 December 2018 - closed from 12.30pm
  • Monday 24 December 2018
  • Tuesday 25 December 2018
  • Wednesday 26 December 2018
  • Monday 31 December 2018
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019
  • Wednesday 2 January 2019
  • Monday 28 January 2019
  • Wednesday 6 February 2019
  • Friday 19 April 2019
  • Monday 22 April 2019
  • Thursday 25 April 2019
  • Monday 3 June 2019
  • Monday 28 October 2019
  • Wednesday 25 December 2019
  • Thursday 26 December 2019
  • Friday 27 December 2019
  • Monday 30 December 2019
  • Tuesday 31 December 2019

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