Australian High Commission
Republic of Kenya

About us

About the Australian High Commission in Kenya

Head of Mission

High Commissioner designate Alison Chartres, Australian High Commissioner to Kenya

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).

Contact Information

Email: (General enquiries) (Immigration enquiries) (Consular enquiries - For Australian Citizens ONLY. NOT for visa enquiries)


Twitter: @AusHCKenya

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Street address:  Riverside Drive (400m off Chiromo Road), Nairobi

Postal address:  P.O. Box 39341-00623, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone Numbers

Main High Commission Number:  (254-20) 4277 100

Immigration and Visa Enquiries: (254-20) 4277 160

Fax Numbers

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: Australian Consulate Plot 22, Acacia Avenue,CNOOC Building, 3rd Floor, Left wing (Next to Khana Khazana)

Postal Address: P. O. Box 9421, Kampala Uganda
Phone: +256 393 515 865
Working hours: Mondays to Fridays 9.00 am to 12.30 p.m and 2.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m


Opening Hours

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.  

Visa office contact details and opening hours

Public Holidays

In 2017 the High Commission will be closed on:

  • Monday        2 January               New Year’s Day
  • Thursday      26 January              Australia Day
  • Friday           14 April                   Good Friday
  • Monday        17 April                   Easter Monday
  • Tuesday       25 April                   Anzac Day
  • Thursday      1 June                    Madaraka Day
  • Monday        25 September         Family and Community Day
  • Monday        2 October               Labour Day
  • Tuesday       12 December          Jamhuri Day
  • Monday        25 December          Christmas Day
  • Tuesday       26 December          Boxing Day
  • Wednesday   27 December          Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Thursday      28 December          Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Friday           29 December          Additional DFAT Holiday

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