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High Commission Opening hours
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:05 pm Monday – Thursday (lunch break 12.30-13.30). 8:00 am to 1:10 pm (Friday).
Passports, consular and notarial services are available by appointment only: Clients should not attend the High Commission without an appointment except in a genuine emergency. Appointments are available 8:30 am to 12:00 noon (Monday, Tuesday and Friday – except designated public holidays).
2018 Batman by-election
A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018.
You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Batman, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Wednesday 14 February 2018.
In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.
You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.
Passport fees will increase on 1 January 2018. Please visit www.passports.gov.au
- Adult 10-year passport – AUD $282 (overseas surcharge –AUD $105)
- Adult 5-year passport for persons aged 75 and over - AUD $142 (overseas surcharge –AUD $105)
- 10-year passport for persons aged 16 and 17 – AUD $282 (child overseas surcharge – AUD $53)
- 5-year passport for children under 16 years - AUD $142 (child overseas surcharge – AUD $53)
Mode of Payment
Appointments are required for all passport and notarial services. Effective 2 March 2018, the Australian High Commission in Brunei will no longer be accepting cash for these services. Please ensure you bring a Visa (including Visa Debit), MasterCard or American Express card for payment. Although the fees for passport and notarial services have not been changed, payments will be charged in Australian dollar. The total charge to a Brunei card account may vary depending on foreign exchange rates. For notarial services, please email AustHiCom.Brunei@dfat.gov.au with your instructions.
Notarial Services Disclaimer
Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Government/Embassy/Consulate, are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in Post/Country guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.
The Australian High Commission, Bandar Seri Begawan, encourages all Australians living in or visiting Brunei Darussalam to register on the Smartraveller website. The registration information you provide will help us to contact you in an emergency.
You may also wish to subscribe to alerts. This is a free email service to provide you with the latest updates to our travel advice.
Would you like to be invited to High Commission events?
Australians wishing to register socially with the Australian High Commission to be kept updated of our events, such as Australia Day and ANZAC Day, should complete the Australian Community Outreach form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also stay up to date with everything the High Commission is doing by following us on our Facebook page, Australia in Brunei Darussalam.
Are you an Australian Global Alumni?
Did you Study in Australia? The High Commission likes to stay connected with graduates of all Australian educational institutions. If you have completed high school, university, in service training or other education in Australia please fill out the Alumni Registration Form and email it to email@example.com to stay informed about tailored events and opportunities.
The Australian Government has also created a virtual global network for international scholars and fellows who have studied in Australia and for Australians who have studied overseas. Go to our Brunei Australia Alumni page to find out more!