Australian High Commission
Sri Lanka
Address: 21, Srimath R. G. Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 7 - Telephone: +94 (0) 11 2463200 - Fax: +94 (0) 11 2686453

Immigration, Visas and Citizenship 

The Immigration Section of the Australian High Commission receives and processes visa and citizenship applications for people intending to travel to Australia.. Travellers of all nationalities, except citizens of Australia and New Zealand, will need to obtain a visa to travel to Australia.

Please Note: The pages on this (Australian High Commission, Colombo) website contain information on local documentation requirements, locally produced checklists and advice regarding the main visa programs. Greater detail and application forms for the full range of the Department's services can be obtained from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website,        

If you are unsure which visa fits your circumstances, the Visa Wizard << >>can help you

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship is on youtube. For video clips about various topics



Important News 

Parent (non-contributory) visas
- 103 (Parent)
- 804 (Aged Parent)
Other Family visas
- 114 and 838 (Aged Dependent Relative)
- 115 and 835 (Remaining Relative)
- 116 and 836 (Carer)

On 2 June 2014, the Government closed these eight visa subclasses in the Family Stream of the Migration Programme to new applications. Applications received prior to this date will continue to be processed. For more information please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Control website.  


           - Label free visas to Australia

           - FAQs

The department regularly reviews the Student visa living cost amount (and amend the amount based on the Consumer Price Index or another measure) was made by the Hon Michael Knight AO in his 2011 report on the Strategic Review of the Student Visa Program. The Minister subsequently agreed that the living cost be reviewed annually and adjusted according to movements in the CPI, and that the living cost amount be increased from $18 000 to $18 610 (to align with CPI) from 1 July 2012.


 Visa and Citizenship Options

 Tourists and Business visas >> Student >> Transit >> Family migration >> Resident Return >> Work and Skilled Visa >> Citizenship >> Applicants from the Maldives


Quick Links 

Application forms >> Visa fees >> Where do I apply >> Health requirements and medical examinations >> Visa evidencing >> Migration agents >> Client service >> Migration fraud