High Commission opening hours
- 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)
- 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Friday)
Passport Services/Notarial Services (by appointment)
The Australian High Commission counter hours for passport and notarial appointments are Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings - except public holidays. Appointments are required for all passport and notarial services. When making a booking please also provide a direct contact telephone number though which you are readily contactable.
Mode of Payment
The Australian High Commission in Brunei does not accept cash. Please ensure you bring a Visa (including Visa Debit), MasterCard or American Express card for payment. Payments will be charged in Australian dollar. The total charge to a Brunei card account may vary depending on foreign exchange rates.
Australian Consular Services
The Consular Services Charter sets the standards of service you can expect from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade when seeking consular assistance. For information about collecting your personal information please read the Consular Privacy Collection Statement.
Travel information for Australians
Brunei's Syariah Penal Code has entered into force. Travel advice can be found at the Smartraveller website. The Australian High Commission, Bandar Seri Begawan, encourages all Australians living in or visiting Brunei Darussalam to subscribe to Smartraveller alerts. This is a free email service to provide you with the latest updates to our travel advice.
Notarial services are available by appointment only.
To book an appointment, click 'Book Appointment' - this includes information in the various notarial service fees.
Visit http://smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents/pages/overseas.aspx#services-we-provide for more information on notarial services. For notarial services, please email AustHiCom.Brunei@dfat.gov.au with your instructions from your legal representative. Information notes attached to the various forms will usually include references to the legislation that is authorising the individual to witness signatures and clarify what category of witnesses is permitted to sign.
Clients should also inform themselves of our notarial 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.
Passports services including collections are available by appointment only.
To book an appointment, click 'Book Appointment'.
Visit www.passports.gov.au for more information on overseas passport applications.
The Australian Passport Office has introduced a new portal for clients to complete their passport applications online. This will require clients to first register for an account before completing the passport application.
If clients face any issues when completing the passport application or during the account registration process, clients should email Austhicom.email@example.com for advice and assistance.
All passport applications must be lodged in person by the applicant. Children aged 16 and 17 years must attend the appointment along with a parent or a person with parental responsibility for the child. Children under 16 years are not required to attend the appointment. Please note we can not accept your application unless all necessary information and documentation is provided. For information on photo requirements please refer to https://www.passports.gov.au/passports-explained/how-apply/passport-photo-guidelines
As outlined in the passport application form, standard turnaround time is three working weeks. Once you receive a message from the Australian Passport Office in Australia, please book an appointment for collection. If you prefer to have your new passport (along with your cancelled passport) delivered, please bring a self-addressed, pre-paid (DHL or Fedex) envelope at the time of your application appointment.
If, on compassionate grounds or for professional reasons, you wish to retain your current passport while waiting for your new passport to be ready, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in parallel with your appointment booking. In this case, your new passport can not be posted to you but must be collected from our office.
You may authorise another person to collect your passport on your behalf provided you complete an authorisation form at the time of application.
Passport fees as at January 2019, to be paid by credit/debit cards in AUD.
- Adult 10-year passport – AUD $293 (plus overseas surcharge –AUD $132)
- Adult 5-year passport for persons aged 75 and over - AUD $148 (plus overseas surcharge –AUD $64)
- 10-year passport for persons aged 16 and 17 – AUD $293 (plus child overseas surcharge – AUD $64)
- 5-year passport for children under 16 years - AUD $148 (plus child overseas surcharge – AUD $64)
- Replacement passport will cost AUD$184 only.
For infomation relating to guarantor/referee, please visit the Australian Passport Office website at https://www.passports.gov.au/passportsexplained/theapplicationprocess/Pages/guarantors.aspx
Guarantor occupation groups: Overseas lodgement include;
- Registered Medical Practitioners
- Police Officers with at least 5 years continues service
- Barristers, Solicitors and patent Attorneys
- Bank Managers except managers of bank travel centres
- Teachers who are full time and who have been teaching for more than five years at schools or tertiary institutions.
If you require a comprehensive list of guarantor occupation, send us an email at email@example.com
Australians Living in Brunei Darussalam
The Australian Government maintains a gateway to information for Australians living overseas, on a range of issues including citizenship, pensions, tax and elections. Some suggested links below.
- Birth, deaths and marriages registries
- Driver's licence renewal
- Marriage overseas
- Police checks (criminal history records checks)
Former Australian Residents Returning to Australia
The Australian Government maintains a gateway to information for former residents returning to Australia, on a range of issues including citizenship, visas, customs clearance and bringing pets and possessions back to Australia.