About the Australian High Commission in Kenya
Head of Mission
The Australian High Commission in Kenya is also accredited to Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as the East African Community (EAC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). It is also a friend of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).
To see the speeches given by the High Commissioner, please click here.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (General enquiries)
email@example.com (Immigration enquiries)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Consular enquiries - For Australian Citizens ONLY. NOT for visa enquiries)
Street address: Riverside Drive (400m off Chiromo Road), Nairobi
Postal address: P.O. Box 39341-00623, Nairobi, Kenya
Main High Commission Number: (254-20) 4277 100
Immigration and Visa Enquiries: (254-20) 4277 160
Main High Commission: (254-20) 4277 139
Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP): (254-20) 4277 189
Australian Consulate in Uganda
Honourary Consul - Patrick Bitature
Physical Address: Plot 22, CNOOC Building, 3rd floor, Left wing. Acacia Avenue (Next to Khana Khazana)
Postal Address: P.O. Box 9421, Kampala, Uganda
Phone: +256 (0) 39 3515865
Fax: +256 414 344 149
Working hours: Mondays to Fridays 9.00 am to 12.30 p.m and 2.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m
Australian Consulate in Tanzania
Honourary Consul - Thierry Murcia
Physical Address: Plot No. 431, Mahando Street, Msasani Peninsular
Postal Address: P. O. Box 105589, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone: (+255) 22 260 2584
Fax: (+255) 22 260 1809
The High Commission is open from 7.45am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.45am to 12 noon on Friday, except for public holidays (see below).
Entry into the Australian High Commission for visa, immigration and citizenship matters is by appointment only.
Parking: Please note that the Australian High Commission in Nairobi does not have visitor parking, however the closest parking is at the Chiromo Funeral Parlour 400m from the chancery.
Most applicants in Kenya now need to submit visa applications and provide biometrics at the Australian Visa Application Centre. Click here for further details.
To make an appointment, please call or email the Immigration Section.
In 2016 the High Commission will be closed on:
- Friday 1 January - New Year's Day
- Friday 25 March – Good Friday
- Monday 28 March– Easter Monday
- Monday 25 April – Anzac Day
- Monday 2 May – Labour Day in lieu
- Wednesday 1 June – Madaraka Day
- Thursday 7 July – Idd ul-Fitr (subject to date confirmation by Kenyan Gazetta)
- Thursday 20 October – Mashujaa Day
- Monday 12 December - Jamhuri Day
- Monday 26 December - Boxing Day
- Tuesday 27 December - Chirstmas Day in Lieu
- Wednesday 28 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
- Thursday 29 December - Additional DFAT holiday
- Friday 30 December – Additional DFAT holiday