The Australian High Commission and Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection are pleased to announce that all Indian nationals will be able to lodge Visitor visa applications for Australia online from 1 July 2017. “The online application option will make applying for Visitor visas easier and more convenient for Indian visitors to Australia,” Acting Australian High Commissioner to India, Mr Chris Elstoft said.
“India now sits at the top tier of countries of importance to Australia. Yet, despite our long history together, there is still great scope to advance the relationship and to shape it,” said High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu in Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Business Envoy edition. Read on to know her views on the Australia-India relationship and why she wanted to come to India as the High Commissioner.
Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist won hearts and inspired hundreds of young men and women on his third visit to India, in his role as the Australia-India Education Ambassador.
To help young people from the Indo-Pacific region prepare for the workforce of the future, Australian Government's innovationXchange has launched Youth & the Workforce of the Future challenge. The global challenge, launched in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve Initiative and Australian software company, Atlassian, will crowd-source expertise and innovative ideas from around the globe to help prepare communities and governments for the future of work. Applications are open till 1 August 2017.
Latest speeches by the High Commissioner
- High Commissioner's Address at NDC: Indo-Pacific Security Paradigm-Australia's Choices (08/05/17)
- High Commissioner's Speech: Workshop on Trade Facilitiation Measures that Support Cross Border Trade by Women in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (27/04/17)
Latest Press Coverage
- Education Hits Every Boundary - The Indian Express
- Adam Gilchrist Vs girls of Jesus & Mary College: The winning six won GIlly's heart - Hindustan Times
- Science Circus gives kids a fun-filled experience - Times of India
- At this circus, Australian experts make science fun for school kids - Times of India youtube channel