About the Australian High Commission in Ghana
Head of Mission
Welcome to the website of the Australian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.
I was delighted to commence my role as High Commissioner in June 2016. The High Commission in Ghana is also responsible for Australia’s relations with Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
The role of the High Commission 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, peace and security and the promotion of human rights.
My family and I are excited to be here in Accra and to learn about Ghana and the other countries of west Africa, and in doing so, to meet with as many people as possible during my time as High Commissioner and Ambassador.
I look forward to many enriching experiences working to advance bilateral relationships and meeting Australians and friends of Australia across the region.
I hope you find our website interesting and informative.
Andrew Barnes High Commissioner
Address: 2, Second Rangoon Close (cnr Josef B. Tito Ave), Cantonments, Accra
Telephone: (+233 302) 216 400
Fax: (+223 302) 216 410
The High Commission is open from 8 am to 4.15 pm, Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.
The High Commission's consular section is open from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.
The High Commission's public holidays for 2017 are as follows:
Monday 2 January 2017 New Year's Day (in lieu)
Monday 6 March 2017 Independence Day
Friday 14 April 2017 Good Friday
Monday 17 April 2017 Easter Monday
Monday 1 May 2017 May Day
Thursday 25 May 2017 African Unity Day
Monday 12 June 2017 Queen's Birthday
Monday 26 June 2017 Eid al-Fitr
Monday 3 July 2017 Republic Day
Friday 1 September 2017 Eid al-Adha
Monday 2 October 2017 Labour Day
Friday 1 December 2017 Farmer's Day
Monday 25 December 2017 Christmas Day
Tuesday 26 December 2017 Boxing Day