Category Archives: High Commission

Australian Passports in Winnipeg

Need to renew or apply for your Australian passport?

Representatives of the Australian High Commission in Ottawa are coming to Winnipeg on Tuesday August 28 to conduct passport interviews and address related concerns and questions. Note that you need an appointment for each application lodged.

If your passport is due to expire, this is your chance to have it renewed and save yourself a trip to Ottawa or Toronto or Vancouver.

To book at appointment, visit: http://canada.highcommission.gov.au/otwa/01.html .

And if you have any questions, please email the AHC at otwa.passports@dfat.gov.au or phone 1-613-236-0841.

Book now and make sure you get an appointment before they all fill up.

Renewing Australian Passports

Calling our Aussie members and other Australians living in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

If you need to renew your passport, or if the newest additions in your family need to apply for a passport, the Australian High Commission in Ottawa would like to know about it.

Please visit their website and complete a very short survey so they know to visit Winnipeg in 2018. Several of us who need passports renewed this year have already filled out the questionnaire, and the more people who the AHC know about, the more likely we will be on their “must visit” destination list.

Save yourself a trip to Vancouver, Toronto or Ottawa this year or next, and help us bring the AHC to town.

Questions? Email us at info@downunderclub.mb.ca.

Calling all Kiwis in Manitoba!

You are cordially invited to join New Zealand High Commissioner Dan Mellsop on Monday April 30 at the King’s Head (120 William in downtown Winnipeg) starting at 7:00 pm.

Dan is keen to meet as many of our community as possible. In his words, “I would be happy to talk about New Zealand’s current activities in Canada and any other topics of interest to the group. I would also be interested to hear from the expat kiwis about their experiences here in Canada.”

If you are able to attend, please let us know at info@downunderclub.mb.ca or 204-228-9959 so we can get an idea of numbers.

If you aren’t able to attend, but have a question we can ask or information you’d like to share, feel free to email that to us as well.

For more information about Dan, visit the New Zealand High Commission’s website.

Australia’s New High Commissioner to Canada

We are delighted to welcome Australia’s new High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Natasha Smith. High Commissioner Smith is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Development and Finance Division. She has previously served in Jakarta and at Australia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. High Commissioner Smith looks forward to furthering the #AusCan relationship, and we look forward to more formally welcoming her in Winnipeg when her schedule allows.

Although we didn’t get the opportunity to personally meet the outgoing High Commissioner Tony Negus, we did meet with others during his time in the big chair and appreciate the efforts made to extend the HC’s reach all the way to Manitoba.

Passports, Alumni and ANZAC Day

Big weekend coming up for Aussies and Kiwis, with a host of events and activities on the menu. You can find all the details in the April issue of our newsletter, but here is a quick reference:

Thursday April 27Alumni Networking Reception Event – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Miss Browns, 288 William – RSVP to info@downunderclub.mb.ca

Friday April 28Australian Passport Interviews and Notarial Services – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 201 Portage, 18th Floor (Regus Business Centre) – appointment required at http://canada.highcommission.gov.au/otwa/events.html

Saturday April 29ANZAC Day Commemoration and POTLUCK dinner – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at 764 Erin (Scandinavian Cultural Centre)

Got questions? Call Jenny at 204-228-9959 or email info@downunderclub.mb.ca