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MH17 Condolence Book
The Australian High Commission has opened a Condolence Book in response to the tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, to honour those who have lost their lives and to support those who have been bereaved. The condolence book will be available for signing from Tuesday 22 July to Friday 25 July between the hours of 9am and 4pm at: Australian High Commission 2, Second Rangoon Close (cnr. Josef B. Tito Avenue) Cantonments. Alternatively, you can send an online condolence message through the Prime Minister’s website here.
Have you studied in Australia?
The Australian High Commission is keen to learn about anyone who has studied in Australia, no matter how long ago. Alumni of the Australia Awards Scholarships program should register with the Awards Alumni network in your country by completing the information through the Awards website. Anyone else who has studied in Australia can register by sending an email.
Changes to family migration visas
The Australian Government has made changes to family migration visas, by closing some subclasses. For more information please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. The Australian High Commission does not provide visa or immigration services.
Welcome from the Australian High Commissioner
Welcome to the website of the Australian High Commission in Accra, Ghana. I hope you find the site interesting and informative.
I was delighted to commence my new role at the High Commission on 21 January 2013, after earlier visits to Ghana in 2009 and 2011. I will also be responsible for Australia’s relations with Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
The Australian High Commission’s job is to advance Australia’s political, economic and other interests in all of these countries, and to work with partner governments on issues of common interest, including development, trade and investment and peace and security.
In particular, I look forward to working closely with partner governments during Australia’s two year term on the United Nations Security Council from 2013-14.
I am also very pleased that the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) now has a regional office in the High Commission in Accra to help service the growing ties between Australia and the region.
I look forward to many enriching experiences working to advance bilateral relationships and meeting Australians and friends of Australia across the region.
Joanna Adamson, High Commissioner
Information for Australian travellers
Consular emergencies: call +61 2 6261 3305 (24 hour service)
Registration: Australian travellers and residents in Ghana and other countries in West Africa are encouraged to register with the Australian High Commission in Accra and to check Smartraveller for information on security issues. You can register in person at the High Commission or online through http://www.smartraveller.gov.au.
Passports: see Passports Australia.