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

Countries of Responsibility

Countries of Responsibility - Africa

Australian High Commission Pretoria, South Africa

In addition to applicants from South Africa, the Australian Immigration Office Pretoria is responsible for processing visa and citizenship applications from applicants in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierre Leone, Swaziland, The Gambia, Togo, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 

For more information on how to lodge your visa application please see: How do I lodge my visa application?.

Student visa applications

The Australian Immigration Office in Pretoria is the student hub for all student visa applications from the following countries which comprise Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierre Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, The Gambia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

All international students are required to apply for their student visa online from 1 July 2016.

For more information on student visas see: Student visa hub

Australian High Commission Nairobi, Kenya

In addition to applicants from Kenya, the Australian Immigration Office Nairobi is responsible for processing visa and citizenship applications from applicants located in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

For more information on visa processing for these countries, please see: Australian Immigration Office Nairobi.

Australian High Commission Port Louis, Mauritius

If you are from Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion Islands, Seychelles and Union of Comoros your visa application should be lodged directly with the Australian High Commission in Port Louis, Mauritius.

For more information on visa processing for these countries, please see: Australian Immigration Office, Port Louis.

Australian Embassy Cairo, Egypt

If you are from North Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria or Morocco your visa application should be lodged directly with the Australian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.

For more information on visa processing for these countries, please see: Australian Immigration Officer, Cairo.