A referendum will take place in Australia on Saturday 14 October 2023. Eligible overseas voters can check your enrolment details and apply for a postal vote on the Australian Electoral Commission’s website: www.aec.gov.au/referendums
We will be providing in-person voting services and collection of postal votes for the 2023 Voice Referendum from 2 October to 13 October 2023
M-T 9am-4pm 2-5 October, M-T 9am-4pm 9-12 October & 9am-12pm 13 October 2023
We will not be open on Friday, 6 October and Saturday 14 October 2023
For those completing postal votes, they must reach the Australian High Commission in Accra by 5pm 13 October 2023. If you are unsure your postal vote will reach our office in time, please send directly to your electorate, following the instructions included.
Check your enrolment details at: www.aec.gov.au
The West Africa Mining Security (WAMS) Conference brings together analysts, security practitioners, subject matter experts, and the mining industry to discuss regional security trends and operational challenges.
The conference provides an opportunity for mine management and security professionals to share current assessments of risks and best practice risk mitigation strategies.
Register to attend the 2023 West Africa Mining Security Conference now: https://www.wamsconference.com
Welcome to the Australian High Commission, Ghana
Welcome to the website of the Australian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.
The Australian High Commission is accredited to nine countries in West Africa. This includes 120 million people in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Australia’s relationship with Ghana is long and strong; we were one of the first countries in the world to recognise Ghana’s independence in 1957. Indeed, Australia’s High Commission was among the very early missions to be established in independent and democratic sub-Saharan Africa.
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 human rights, gender equality, development, trade and investment, peace and security.
We strongly urge Australian citizens and permanent residents in Ghana and our countries of accreditation, to subscribe to travel advice updates through www.smartraveller.gov.au.
17 March 2023
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is aware of a cyber incident impacting Latitude Financial Services.
Copies of approximately 103,000 identity documents have been stolen from Latitude Financial. This includes a small number of passports. For more information, visit Latitude Financial Services data breach | Australian Passport Office (passports.gov.au)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Visa enquiries
The High Commission is unable to provide responses to visa enquiries through Facebook or Twitter. Please use the appropriate contact channel depending on whether or not you have already applied for your visa, listed under: Immigration and Visa Enquiries
Please do not provide your personal information via social media channels.
Please allow sufficient time in advance of travel to lodge visa applications.
Please note information about visa processing times can be found at this link: global visa and citizenship processing times.