Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

Covid-19 Information


Important information for Australians

For up-to-date information on India, please refer to the Smartraveller website.

We can all help slow the spread of COVID-19. To protect yourself and others you must:

If you need urgent consular assistance (for example you have been attacked, arrested) please call the Australian High Commission in New Delhi on +91 11 4139 9900, or the 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 (within Australia) or +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas).

International students in Australia

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring Australia remains a competitive, high quality and welcoming destination for international students. The Government has announced various student visa measures to support the international education industry and international students.

Some of the support measures for new student visa applicants and existing visa holders include:

  • Student visa fee waiver in certain circumstances
  • Flexible timeframes for additional information – English tests, biometrics and health
  • Flexible arrangements regarding start dates due to COVID-19
  • Temporary changes to visa work conditions for Students and Working Holiday Makers
  • Visa Application Charge refunds for Students
  • Financial assistance in certain circumstances
  • International student arrival plans for Student visa holders not meeting Australia’s definition of fully vaccinated for international travel purposes
  • Temporary Graduate visa replacements and extensions

Please refer to Department of Home Affairs website for details.

Useful contact information for students


Australian High Commission India consular assistance
  • Business hours: +91 11 4139 9900, [email protected]
  • For outside of business hours: +612 6261 3305
Australian High Commission India
Australian Consulate General Chennai
Australian Consulate General Kolkata
Australian Consulate General Mumbai
Key Indian Government contact points