Australian High Commission
New Zealand
High Commission address: 72-76 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington - Telephone: +64 (0)4 473 6411 - Fax: +64 (0)4 498 7135

Australian High Commission, New Zealand

ANZAC 2014


 

 

Common Values: An ANZAC Photography Exhibition

Between Australia and New Zealand there is no greater unifying force than ANZAC Day.

In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2014, the Australian High Commission in Wellington will open its doors to host ‘Common Values’, an ANZAC photography exhibition. (more)

Date: Friday 18 April to Sunday 27 April
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm daily
Location: Australian High Commission, 72-76 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington
Fee: FREE ENTRY
 

 

 ANZAC Day 2014

ANZAC Day services will be held around Australia and New Zealand on Friday 25 April 2014. To find a service in New Zealand near you, visit the RSA website.

 

Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand

Mr Michael Potts is Australia’s High Commissioner to New Zealand, with concurrent accreditation to the Cook Islands. The High Commissioner's welcome message is available here.

The Australian High Commission on Facebook and Twitter

Be sure to keep up with the latest on all things Australian via the Australian High Commission’s new Facebook page, Australia in New Zealand, and Twitter account, @AusHCNZ.

Travel advice for Australians visiting New Zealand

For Australians visiting New Zealand, please see the following link for our travel advice: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/New_Zealand

For information on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Consular Privacy Collection policy, please see here.

Reminder about passport validity when travelling to Australia

Australia requires that your passport must be valid only for the period of your intended travel in and out of Australia. There is no requirement for your passport to be valid for six months after your travel.

NEWS

Consular visit to Queenstown

We will be visiting Queenstown on Thursday 24 April to provide consular and notarial services. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact us on 04 473 6411 or wltn.passports@dfat.gov.au

Request for Offer (RFO) for the provision of travel management services

The Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the Australian High Commission (AHC), based in Wellington, invites tenders from suitability experienced service provider to provide travel management services for the AHC Wellington post for a duration of two years beginning in May 2014. The services will include booking of domestic and international flights, car hire, hotel accommodation, provision of all tickets and refunds, credits, invoicing and compliance with our travel policies.

Full details of AHC’s requirement, including tender documentation, are available in both Word and PDF formats below.

The closing time for lodgement of tenders is 22 April 2014 at the location specified in the tender documentation.

Inquiries should be directed in writing to: Mia Dellabarca, Australian High Commission, email: nzinbox@dfat.gov.au

For frequently asked questions regarding this tender, please see: FAQ Travel Tender (PDF)

Australians voting in the New Zealand General Election

The New Zealand General Election will be held on Saturday 20 September 2014. Australian citizens who have been living in New Zealand for a year are considered permanent residents, so are eligible to enrol to vote if over the age of 18 years old.

In New Zealand, it is legally required that all eligible people enrol to vote, however there is no legal requirement to participate in the election.

For information on how to enrol to vote, visit www.elections.org.nz or contact the Electoral Commission on 0800 36 76 56.

Western Australian Senate election

An election for six new Senators for Western Australia will be held on Saturday 5 April 2014.

You can check if you are enrolled to vote in Western Australia at www.aec.gov.au/enrol.

In-person voting will not be available for this election at the Australian High Commission in Wellington or the Australian Consulate-General in Auckland. You can apply online for a postal vote to be sent to you from Australia at www.aec.gov.au/overseas.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/wa-senate or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone (+61 2 6273 8606).

Superannuation portability between Australia and New Zealand

Do you have superannuation savings in Australia? Superannuation funds became portable between Australia and New Zealand on 1 July 2013. For further detail, see this media release.

Information on how this arrangement affects Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulated super funds is available here.

Information for individuals regarding the portability scheme is available here.

If you have further questions regarding the portability scheme, please contact the Australian Taxation Office directly on +61 2 6216 1111 or visit www.ato.gov.au.

As part of the process, you will need to have a Statutory Declaration signed in front of an Australian Diplomatic or Consular Officer, or an authorised Australian in New Zealand. For information on how we can provide this service, please see: Statutory Declarations

QUICK LINKS

Information about applying for a visa to Australia

Information about applying for an Australian passport

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