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. Mr Ewen McDonald.

  

Job Vacancy: Defence Finance Officer

The Defence Section in the Australian High Commission seek an experienced finance officer to join the team. For information, please click here.

Passports: Changes to passport photo requirements

From 1 July 2018 no glasses in new passport photos

Glasses will not be allowed in new passport photos taken from 1 July 2018.

This will further strengthen the integrity of the Australian passport.

Research has shown that glasses adversely affect passport facial matching. Matching is more accurate without glasses.

A limited exemption for medical reasons may apply where supported by a medical certificate.

For more information visit the Australian Passports Office website.

 

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:

  • Monday 1 January 2018
  • Tuesday 2 January 2018
  • Monday 22 January 2018
  • Tuesday 6 February 2018
  • Friday 30 March 2018
  • Monday 2 April 2018
  • Monday 23 April 2018
  • Monday 4 June 2018
  • Monday 1 October 2018
  • Monday 22 October 2018
  • Tuesday 25 December 2018
  • Wednesday 26 December 2018
  • Thursday 27 December 2018
  • Friday 28 December 2018

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:

  • Monday 1 January 2018
  • Tuesday 2 January 2018
  • Monday 29 January 2018
  • Tuesday 6 February 2018
  • Friday 30 March 2018
  • Monday 2 April 2018
  • Wednesday 25 April 2018
  • Monday 4 June 2018
  • Monday 1 October 2018
  • Monday 22 October 2018
  • Monday 24 December 2018
  • Tuesday 25 December 2018
  • Wednesday 26 December 2018
  • Monday 31 December 2018

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