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About the Australian High Commission in New Zealand
Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand
Mr Michael Potts is the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. His biography is available here.
Contact information and opening hours for the Australian High Commission in Wellington and the Australian Consulate-General in Auckland is available here.
Representation in New Zealand
If you are an Australian needing help, visit this page for consular services available to you. Should you be in distress and require urgent help, please telephone the High Commission on 64 4 473 6411 or Consulate-General on 64 9 921 8800. You can also contact the 24 hour consular section in Canberra on 61 2 6261 3305.
Accredited representation of Australia in New Zealand is the responsibility of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Australian High Commission in Wellington and the Australian Consulate-General in Auckland represent Australia in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau Islands.
Both diplomatic missions also act on behalf of Australian Government authorities by representing Australia's interests to government and business organisations. The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), and Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) have offices in the Consulate-General while the Department of Defence have theirs at the High Commission.
The Office of the Defence Advisor at the High Commission represents the Australian Defence Organisation, and liaises with their counterparts in New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue. For more information about the Australian Defence Force go to the Defence homepage at www.defence.gov.au
AusAID conducts activities in the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau. For Information visit the AusAID website at www.ausaid.gov.au.
The Political and Economic Section at the High Commission monitors political and economic developments in New Zealand and represents Australia's interests to the New Zealand Government.