Australian High Commission
Pretoria
Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland

Services for Australians Overseas

The Australian High Commission in Pretoria has responsibility for Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland. For information on services in other countries please visit http://www.dfat.gov.au/missions.

Passports

Consular Assistance

Notarial Services

(Certification, witnessing signatures, legalising documents and Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage etc.)

Papua New Guinea Visas

Visas and Migration

Elections

Important Updates

2017 BY-ELECTIONS IN BENNELONG AND NEW ENGLAND

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017.

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of New England or the Division of Bennelong, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is:

  •  8pm AEDT Friday 3 November 2017 for the Division of New England; and
  • 8pm AEDT Monday 20 November 2017 for the Division of Bennelong.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/new-england (New England),  www.aec.gov.au/Bennelong (Bennelong) or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

SOUTH AFRICAN IMMIGRATION AND VISA REGULATIONS 

The South African immigration regulations that impact minors travelling into and out of South Africa.  Parents/guardians will need to carry and produce on request a full birth certificate (listing parent’s names) as well as a valid travel document (passport) for children under the age of 18. There are additional requirements for minors travelling with only one parent or unaccompanied.

Please contact the Department of Home Affairs or see the following websites for additional information:

http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/
http://www.dha.gov.za/files/Brochures/Immigrationleaflet.pdf
http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/South_Africa