Australian High Commission
Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Mali, Senegal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea

About us

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


Contact information

Address: 2, Second Rangoon Close (cnr Josef B. Tito Ave), Cantonments, Accra

Telephone: (+233 302) 216 400

Fax: (+223 302) 216 410


Opening hours

The High Commission is open from 8 am to 4.15 pm, Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.

Consular hours

The High Commission's consular section is open from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.

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