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Services for Australians Overseas
What we can and cannot do
The Australian High Commission can assist Australians overseas, within limits. See Assisting Australians overseas.
Where to get help
If you are in Ghana, the Australian High Commission provides consular assistance to Australians.
If you are in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali or Senegal, note that Australia does not have an embassy or consulate in those countries. By agreement between the Canadian and Australian governments, the Canadian Embassies in Ouagadougou, Abidjan, Bamako and Dakar provide consular assistance to Australians. This service includes the issuance of Provisional Travel Documents. More information on Provisional Travel Documents is available here.
If you are in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone or Togo, neither Australia nor Canada has an embassy or consulate in those countries. The Australian High Commission provides consular assistance to Australians travelling in those countries.
Travel information for Australians
Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Australians in Ghana can access a list of Doctors and medical centres in this document.
Apply for a passport online.
Online registration for Australians overseas
We encourage use of our online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.
How do I apply for Australian citizenship for my child born overseas?
What are my Australian tax obligations while I am living overseas?
How do I obtain birth, marriage and death certificates from Australia while living overseas?
How do I obtain a national police check from Australia?
What must I do to ensure the legality of my marriage overseas?
What notarial services can I access, including certifying Australian documents?
Do I need a Ghanaian Drivers Licence to drive in Ghana?
Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. Information about how we collect, use, disclose or store this information is available online or by requesting a copy from the Department. Read more on the Consular Privacy Collection Statement here.
Former residents of Australia
Here is a gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services.
Returning to Australia
Here is a gateway to information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
Elections in Australia
Check your Australian electoral enrolment online.
Read about arrangements for voting while overseas.