- Australia reopened for all fully vaccinated visa holders, including tourists, business travellers, and other visitors from 21 February. Visa holders who are not fully vaccinated require a valid travel exemption to enter Australia and will be subject to state and territory quarantine requirements.
- Owing to high demand in India since Australian borders reopened, processing times have been affected & processing times increased. More info ➡️ https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times
- Passport fees increased on 1 January 2022.
- a 10-year passport for people 16 and over cost $308
- a 5-year passport for people under 16 or 75 and over cost $155
- emergency and replacement passports cost $193
- the priority processing fee is $225
- the overseas surcharge for adult and senior applicants is $138
- the overseas surcharge for child applicants is $67.
(Note: the overseas surcharge is not charged for emergency or replacement passports.) Click here, for full list of travel documents and relevant fees applicable.
- All passengers arriving by air into Australia should complete their Digital Passenger Declaration.
Details ➡️ https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/covid19/
Since 21 February 2022, all visa holders who are fully vaccinated for international travel purposes can travel to Australia without a travel exemption. Unvaccinated visa holders will still need to be in an exempt category or hold an individual travel exemption to enter Australia.
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:
- practise good hygiene
- practise social distancing
- limit contact with other people
- understand how to isolate if you need to
- look after your mental health
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).
The Australian High Commission, New Delhi is now accepting passport and notarial services by appointment only
The Australian High Commission, New Delhi is now accepting passport and notarial services by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email [email protected]
Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles visits India
Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP, concluded his three-day visit to India on 23 June. The visit marked the first high-level visit from Australia from the new government after the recent elections. Defence is an important pillar of the Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. In his bilateral meeting with Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, both Ministers reviewed the existing defence cooperation activities and discussed ways to enhance further Australia-India defence cooperation. The Deputy PM also had a productive discussion with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar across the gamut of our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
In New Delhi, Deputy PM Marles laid a wreath at the National Warm Memorial to pay his respects to those who lost their lives in the service of their nation and delivered an address to the National Defence College where he said, "One of the priorities of the new Australian government is India."
In Goa, Deputy PM Marles visited the Indian Naval Station Hansa, did an early morning yoga session to mark International Yoga Day and had an incredible experience flying with the Indian Navy onboard a P-8 from Goa to New Delhi.
- Pre-departure Media Release - https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/rmarles/media-releases/deputy-prime-minister-visit-india
- Joint Press Statement - https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1836176
- Opinion piece by Minister Marles published in Indian Express https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/richard-marles-writes-our-entwined-values-interests-australia-india-japan-indo-pacific-region-7983013/
- National Defence College speech: https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/rmarles/speeches/speech-national-defence-college-new-delhi-india
- Minister Marles interview with India Today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngsRAopLRJk
Australia’s Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP with Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
News and Media
Latest Press Coverage
- India and Australia: Partners with shared interests and entwined destinies (OpEd by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles) - Indian Express
- Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles on India-Australia ties and more - India Today
- Realising the potential of ‘maitri’ and ‘mateship’ (OpEd by High Commissioner) - Hindu
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