Category Archives: High Commission

When the Australian High Commission comes to town

calling all australians winnipegNeed to apply for or renew your Australian passport?

Want to attend an information evening about “Australian Government Services”?

Want to catch up with other Aussies from Winnipeg and Manitoba?

Then this is your opportunity, so don’t delay. Book an appointment for Tuesday May 31 (1-604-694-6165), and RSVP ( to attend a meet and greet with other Aussies and representatives from the Australian High Commission on Monday May 30.

All details on the attached photo, or at

And spread the word to your Aussie mates so more people can take advantage of when the Australian High Commission comes to town.

For additional information, contact Jenny at or 204-228-9959.

Commonwealth conference

Winnipeg is hosting a conference of the Royal Commonwealth Society this weekend. The events kicked off last night (Thursday, May 28, 2015) with a reception at Manitoba’s Government House, hosted by the Lt. Governor. Here are some photos from the event last night.

(photos by Brian Hydesmith)

From the High Commissioner

Happy Australia Day from the High Commissioner

HE Ms Louise Hand Australian High Commission, Ottawa

HE Ms Louise Hand
Australian High Commission, Ottawa

On behalf of all at the High Commission, I wish Australia’s friends in Canada a very happy Australia Day. Despite the arctic temperatures, we celebrated Australia Day in Ottawa with Dinner at the Movies—a special screening of the hit Australian movie The Sapphires.

2012, my first year in Ottawa, was an excellent year for relations between Canada and Australia. We continue to work together as international partners, and I think the world is a better place for it. I look forward to another good year in 2013.

Louise Hand PSM

[Read the March 2013 issue of the AHC newsletter here]