Australian High Commission

News 2018

News 2018

Award of Federation Star

Pictured are from left: Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell, Mrs Annemarie Woodsell, and Australia’s Defence Adviser to Singapore and Brunei Colonel David Hay.

On Friday 17 August 2018, Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell of the Australian High Commission’s Defence Section was awarded a Federation Star by the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan. The Federation Star denotes the accomplishment of 40 years of service within the Australian Defence Force, a feat achieved this year by Brendan after having joined the Navy in January 1978. Brendan who received the award in the presence of his wife Annemarie, is in the first year of a three year posting to the Australian High Commission Singapore.


AO Investiture Ceremony - LTGEN Perry Lim

On 14 June 2018, the previous Commander of the Singapore Armed Forces Lieutenant General (retired) Perry Lim Cheng Yeow was appointed as an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia (Military Division) by his Excellency, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retired) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. Lieutenant General Lim was recognised for his distinguished service to the military relationship between Australia and Singapore through leadership, passion, and strategic foresight, and in recognition of his efforts to enhance the close and longstanding defence relationship between Singapore and Australia.

Lieutenant General Lim was accompanied to the investiture at Government House Canberra by his wife Mrs Lynn Lim and daughter Aly. Also in attendance were Lady Cosgrove, Singapore’s Deputy High Commissioner to Australia Shivakumar Nair and Mrs Tina Nair, Australia’s Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin and Mrs Gitte Binskin, and Australia’s Defence Adviser to Singapore Colonel David Hay.

Anzac Day 2018 - 103rd Anniversary Commemorative Service

An ANZAC Day Dawn Service commemorating the 103rd Anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli will be held at the Kranji War Cemetery (Kranji Memorial Cemetery), Singapore, on Wednesday 25 April 2018.  

For more information click here.

For Kranji Map, click here.


Australia Awards-ASEAN Scholarship

Do you want to be a leader in your field and make a difference? The Australia Awards-ASEAN Scholarship is your opportunity to gain a world-class education and become an emerging leader.

An Australia Awards Scholarship provides you with the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification from an Australian university. It includes all the necessary support and funding to complete your study.

An initiative of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, the Australia Awards-ASEAN Scholarship is a one-off opportunity to study in Australia in fields contributing to ASEAN’s peace, prosperity and social development. Your career will benefit from new knowledge, leadership skills and the links you create both in Australia and through our global alumni network.

On your return home you can make a vital contribution to the economic and social development of your country and ASEAN more broadly.

For more information or to apply, click here. The closing date is 30 April 2018 at 12.00 PM (24:00) Jakarta time (or 17.00 GMT).


2018 Batman by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018.