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 2018 are as follows:
Monday 01 January 2018 New Year's Day (in lieu)
Tuesday 06 March 2018 Independence Day
Friday 30 March 2018 Good Friday
Monday 02 April 2018 Easter Monday
Tuesday 01 May 2018 May Day
Friday 25 May 2018 African Unity Day
Monday 11 June 2018 Queen's Birthday
Friday 15 June 2018 Eid al-Fitr
Monday 02 July 2018 Republic Day
Wednesday 22 August 2018 Eid al-Adha
Monday 01 October 2018 Labour Day
Friday 07 December 2018 Farmer's Day
Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December 2018 Boxing Day