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Message from Australian High Commission
Welcome to the website of the Australian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa. We hope it will assist you in understanding more about Australia and about the role the High Commission plays.
The Australian High Commission is accredited to seven countries in Southern Africa – Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland. We are also accredited to the Southern African Development Community (SADC), an important regional organisation based in Botswana. Together with the team at the High Commission, the Australian High Commission seeks to advance Australia’s political, economic and security interests in all of those countries.
Australia is an innovative and dynamic country with a strong economy, a diverse and multicultural society, a wealth of natural wonders and a commitment to forging positive partnership with countries around the globe.
Australia’s ties with Africa continue to expand through regular high-level visits; growing trade and investment with the continent; and close people-to-people links, in areas such as sport, education, culture, tourism and business. Australia is committed to working with the countries of southern Africa as a friend and partner, not only to address some of the continent’s development challenges, but also to help those countries reach their full potential.
For Australian citizens and permanent residents in southern Africa, all are encouraged to register with the Australian Government through the High Commission or at www.smartraveller.gov.au.
Registering with the High Commission is beneficial and easy. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as new Travel Advisories, notice of elections, and important information relevant to travellers and expatriates.