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Lodge your Australian visa application online and early for your Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Australia

This year, we’re investing extra staff and support to process visas to help get you down-under in time for your Australian Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. If you are wishing to visit Australia for these holidays it is important that you lodge a complete application online and early. If you are seeking to travel on or around the 20th of December be sure to lodge your application online before the 1st of December.

Click here for information on how to lodge a complete Visitor visa online for Indian, Bangladesh, Bhutanese and Nepalese nationals.

Australia to Return Historic Indian Artefacts

The Australian Government will return three culturally significant artefacts during the Prime Minister’s visit to India in January 2020. The artefacts, which were held by the National Gallery of Australia (Gallery), were purchased in good faith, but extensive research undertaken by the Gallery has led to its decision to voluntarily return these artefacts to India. Link to the Media Release

Australian Minister for Education The Hon Dan Tehan MP concludes his visit to India

Australian Education Minister The Hon Dan Tehan MP was on a three-day visit to India from 19 to 21 November to tap new business opportunities in the country's education sector and showcase Australia's education and research sector. During his visit, Minister Tehan met with the Indian Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, engaged Indian education and research stakeholders, and attended local events in support of the Australian education and research sector. 

Australia launches the Global Talent program as part of Australia’s Skilled Migration Program

High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu launched the Global Talent program in New Delhi as part of Australia’s Skilled Migration Program. This program provides opportunities for Australia and India to work together to facilitate business, transfer skills, promote innovation, and create job opportunities.

Australian Government's response to the India Economic Strategy

Media release: India Economic Strategy | Full report is available at

Capturing India’s economic transformation (video link or watch below)

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