Your Gateway to the Rainbow Nation
The Mission is situated in Canberra, the capital of Australia.
Apart from the Department of International Relations and
Cooperation, the departments of Trade and Industry and Home Affairs are
also represented at the Mission.
Honorary Consuls are situated in Melbourne, South Australia,
Brisbane (vacant) and Perth.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend warm greetings to members of the South African diaspora living in Australia.
|As you would be aware, next year South Africa celebrates the 20th anniversary of democracy. Various celebratory activities in South Africa and abroad involving government, organized labor, business, civil society, academia, faith-based organizations and the media will take place. The envisaged activities will reflect on the dawn of democracy in South Africa and seek a commitment to practical actions to deepen democracy and build social cohesion towards a better South Africa for all.
Members of the South African diaspora are encouraged to join in organizing their own celebratory events, be it a cultural event or even a picnic, and to lend their support to such activities as well as participating in those organized by Australian-South Africans alone, or with their Australian partners. The diaspora are important members of the South African community and channeling their skills and expertise will contribute to making the future of South Africa work!
South African Election 2014
The voters' roll for the 2014 National and Provincial Elections is now closed and no registration or changes can be made.
South African citizens who are on the voters’ roll or who have registered at the South African High Commission in Canberra and who intend to cast their ballots in the 2014 Elections while outside of the RSA must notify the IEC of their intention to vote outside South Africa.
In order to do so, you are required to submit an online application (VEC10 form), which is available on the IEC’s website: http://www.elections.org.za. The closing date for online application (VEC10 form) is 12 March 2014.
NB: VEC10 forms can only be submitted online and the High Commission cannot accept VEC10 form on behalf of the Chief Electoral Officer nor accept responsibility for the delivery of completed VEC10 forms to the IEC.
Update on out-of-country voter registration.
Registration of South Africans Abroad
||DIRCO has developed a unique software termed ROSA (Registration of South Africans Abroad) that allows both individual and group travellers to register, update their profiles and de-register their profiles on-line. ROSA is a software program that enables all South African citizens who are travelling, working, living or studying abroad to register online with DIRCO. Registration is voluntary and free, and your information is kept private. Register with us.
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