Australian High Commission
High Commission address: 2, Second Rangoon Close , (cnr Josef B. Tito Ave), Cantonments - Telephone: (+233 302) 216400 - Fax: (+233 302) 216410

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Anzac Day Service 2014  

The Australian High Commission invites all Australian and New Zealand citizens, and others who are interested, to attend a dawn memorial service at the Christiansborg War Cemetery in commemoration of Anzac Day, on Thursday 25 April 2014, commencing at 5:30 am. The service should last no longer than forty-five minutes, and will be followed by breakfast at the High Commissioner’s Residence at No. 2, Second Rangoon Close, Cantonments. Please advise of your attendance by email to

ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and Anzac Day is one of Australia's most important national days. The Anzac tradition was established on 25 April 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in what is now Turkey. Over the years, Anzac Day has become a time to honour all those who have served their country during war or in peacekeeping operations. Each year, tens of thousands of people attend Anzac Day dawn services, which are held in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and around the world.

Ebola outbreak in West Africa   

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed an outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa. Ebola virus disease has a fatality rate of up to 90%. The symptoms of Ebola are severe and can include high fever, muscle pain and weakness, headache and sore throat, followed by vomiting, diarrhoea and internal and external bleeding. We urge Australians and other travellers to avoid travelling to areas affected by the Ebola virus. For more information read the Australian Government’s Smartraveller Travel Bulletin or the WHO’s disease outbreak news page.

Australia Awards Alumnus leads Liberia’s economic agenda

Honorable Elias Shoniyin, an alumnus of the Australian Awards Scholarship and a 2012 graduate from the Australian National University, Canberra is currently a deputy Minister for International Economic Cooperation and Integration with the Liberian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He is at the forefront of Liberia’s development. Under his leadership and thanks to his negotiation skills acquired through is studies, Hon Shoniyin has successfully negotiated and secured a number of International grants including the US$150 million grant for infrastructural development projects across Liberia. To read the full article click here

AFRITAC West 2 launches first steering committee meeting in Accra

The Australian Government is providing $1.5 million in support to the African Regional Technical Assistance Centre for Anglophone West Africa (AFRITAC West 2). The project launched its first steering committee meeting in Accra on Monday 24 March 2014. 

AFRITAC is an IMF-led initiative building the capacity of member countries’ to design and implement macro-economic and financial policies to promote growth and reduce poverty. Australian support to AFRITAC West 2 is in line with a key Australian Government policy in development cooperation: promoting the economic growth of partner governments.

In this picture AFRITAC West 2 Coordinator for Ghana, Mr Luc Leruth, is flanked by the Minister for Finance, Hon Seth Terkper, and the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Henry Wampah. The member countries of AFRITAC West 2 are Ghana, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Cape Verde.  

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 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 Commisioner

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