Category Archives: High Commission

Australian High Commission is coming to town

australian-passport-largeRepresentatives of the AHC are definitely coming to Winnipeg in late April 2017. Final dates and details to be decided, but this is the perfect opportunity for anyone wanting to renew their passport, apply for a new passport, or address any notarial issues or questions.

Once dates are finalised, you will be able to make a booking through the AHC’s website.

As part of the AHC’s consular and passport outreach, if there is sufficient interest, they will also host an Alumni networking reception for Australian alumni in the Winnipeg area. Alumni are graduates of an Australian university, vocational or training institution and living in the Winnipeg area. Exchange teachers who have taught at Australian schools or Australian teachers who are currently on exchange, teaching in the Winnipeg area, are also welcome to be part of this event.

If you are an alumni, please contact us at so we can add your name to the contact list and forward you additional information.

Stay tuned for more details.


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]