About the Australian High Commission in New Zealand
The Australian High Commission is the official representative of the Australian Government in New Zealand. We provide a range of services to the general public, including consular, passport, visa and immigration, citizenship and cultural relations services. We also act on behalf of various Australian Government authorities by representing Australia's interests to local, regional and multilateral government and business organisations in New Zealand.
Accredited representation of Australia in New Zealand is the responsibility of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Australian High Commission in Wellington and the Australian Consulate-General in Auckland represent Australia in New Zealand, Tokelau and Pitcairn Islands.
Both diplomatic missions also act on behalf of Australian Government authorities by representing Australia's interests to government and business organisations. The Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Defence have offices at the High Commission.
The Office of the Defence Adviser at the High Commission represents the Australian Defence Organisation, and liaises with their counterparts in New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue. For more information about the Australian Defence Force, go to the Defence homepage at www.defence.gov.au
Her Excellency The Honourable Patricia Forsythe AM is the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand.
The High Commissioner's biography is available here.
If you are an Australian in distress and require urgent help, please telephone the High Commissioner on +64 4 473 6411 or Consulate-General on +64 9 921 8800.
You can also contact the 24 hour consular centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 from New Zealand.