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 and Perth.

The South African High Commission is operational from:

  • Monday to Thursday - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

The office will remain closed during Lunch Break: 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.
Consular hours Monday to Friday: strictly from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Submission of applications in person at the Mission between 8:30 am to 12:00 pm only, STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Public Holidays

Mission closure dates and Public Holidays.


Current vacancies at the South African High Commission.

Registration of South Africans Abroad

ROSA 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.

South African Newspapers

Newspapers Access to a variety of online newspapers in South Africa.


Travel Information for children (under the age of 18) travelling to South Africa

Final Immigration Regulations 2014 (link)

New Fees Effective From 1st May 2015 (fees paid are non-refundable)

Passport Adult
AUD 44.00
Passport Child
AUD 44.00
Lost / Damaged Passport
AUD 90.00
Passport Maxi
AUD 66.00
Emergency Travel Certificate
AUD 16.00
Identity Document (Re Issue)
AUD 16.00
Unabridged Birth Certificates
AUD 9.00
Unabridged Death Certificates AUD 9.00
Unabridged Marriage Certificates AUD 9.00
Amendment to Birth Register
AUD 8.00
Change of Surname / Forename - Minor
AUD 8.00
Change of Forename - Major
AUD 16.00
Change of Surname - Major
AUD 36.00
Duplicate confirmation of change of majors forename / surname
AUD 8.00
Letter of confirmation of marital status (Certificate of non-impediment)
AUD 6.00
Retention of Citizenship
AUD 33.00
Resumption of Citizenship (Exemption from loss of citizenship)
AUD 33.00
Confirmation of SA Citizenship
AUD 10.00

Passports page fees


South African Government


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