Australian High Commission

News 2017


Ministry of Manpower sets up email helpdesk for Australians seeking to work in Singapore - 4 June 2017

The governments of Australia and Singapore are making it easier for our people to work in each others’ countries, as part of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) and an upgrade to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA).

Discontinuation of frequent traveller passport - 17 November 2017

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will shortly be discontinuing the 66-page frequent traveller passport.

Joint Media Release with the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment - New visa arrangements under the Australia Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership -  Saturday, 25 November 2017

New England by-election 2017

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017.

Queensland State Election: Saturday 25 November 2017

Australians visiting or residing in Singapore are advised that there will be Queensland State Election on Saturday 25 November 2017.  

Special Grant Round: ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018 - 13 September 2017

Applications are now closed for the Special Grant Round: ASEAN Special Summit 2018. 

Voting information for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey (same-sex marriage plebiscite) - 15 August 2017  

The Australian Government  will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.  Instructions on survey participation will be published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website.  

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's delivery of IISS Shangri-La Dialogue Keynote Speech - 2 June 2017

Prime Minister Turnbull delivered the keynote address at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue.

James Cook University Graduation Ceremony Address by High Commissioner Bruce Gosper - 20 April 2017

ANZAC Day 2017  - 5 April 2017

An ANZAC Day Dawn Service commemorating the 102nd Anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli will be held at the Kranji  War Cemetery (Kranji Memorial Cemetery), Singapore, on Tuesday 25 April 2017. For more information please click here. The map for parking can be found here.

Tabling of the Agreement To Amend Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) - 21 March 2017

Today, Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Steven Ciobo MP tabled the Agreement to Amend the SAFTA

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop delivered the IISS 28th Fullerton Lecture in Singapore - 13 March 2017

To view the Fullerton speech, Change and Uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific: Strategic Challenges and opportunities please click here

Australia and Singapore launch major anti-corruption project with UNDP - 7 March 2017

To view the press release please click here.

Australian-ASEAN Council Grant Round Now Open - 22 February 2017

The Australian-ASEAN Council is shaping our engagement with South-East Asia and strengthening partnerships by creating business, education, science, arts and cultural links. AAC Grant Round is now open and closes at 2pm AEDT on Monday 27 March 2017. For more information please click here.

The Commemoration Ceremony at Sarimbun Beach and Kranji War Ceremony - 16 February 2017

In the morning of 15 February 2017, a small commemoration ceremony took place at Sarimbun Beach, and in the afternoon a commemoration ceremony took place at Kranji War Cemetery. In attendance was Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, including High Commissioner Bruce Gosper, and other dignitaries including Member of Parliament Mr Vikram Nair.

Voting information for 12 March Western Australia general election - 15 February 2017

Early Voting in Person for the 12 March State General Election will be available at the Western Australian Trade and Investment Office in Singapore, at Suntec Tower 4.

The Commemoration Ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore - 15 February 2017

A service has been planned to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 4:30pm at Kranji War Cemetary. This event is open to the public.

Australia Day 2017 - 26 January 2017

The Australian High Commission celebrated Australia Day on 26 January 2017 with an event showcasing fine food and beverages!

Welcome to new High Commissioner, Bruce Gosper - 20 January 2017

In December, we said farewell to H.E. Philip Green. This month, we welcome H.E. Bruce Gosper as the new High Commissioner to Singapore.