Australian High Commission
Republic of Kenya

About us

About us


Go to:   Countries of Accreditation   |   Contact us   |   Honoury Consul in Kampala   |   Public holidays   |   Job vacancies and tenders


Head of Mission  -  Mr Luke Williams

Mr Williams is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was most recently the Chief Security Officer. He has previously served overseas as Ambassador to Portugal; as well as serving in Bangkok, Cape Town and Pretoria.

Mr Williams holds a Master of Arts (History) from Latrobe University; and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University.


High Commissioner Luke Williams


Countries of Accreditation

The Australian High Commission in Kenya is also accredited to Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as the East African Community (EAC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). It is also a friend of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

Australia has an Honorary-Consul in Uganda.


Contact us

Australian High Commission, Nairobi

Street address:   Limuru Road, Rosslyn

Postal address:    P.O. Box 3008 - 00621, Nairobi, Kenya

Email addresses:

  • [email protected]   (general enquiries)
  • immigration (visa and citizenship enquiries - select 'Nairobi' in the overseas post drop down) 
  • [email protected]   (consular enquiries - for Australian Citizens ONLY; not for visa enquiries)

Social media:

Telephone Numbers:

  • Switchboard:  (+254-20) 4277 100
  • Immigration and Visa Enquiries: Please use the online form listed under email addresses 

Fax Numbers:

  • Main High Commission:   (+254-20) 4277 139
  • Department of Home Affairs:  (+254-20) 4277 189

Working hours: 

  • Chancery:  7.45am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday  and 7.45am to 12 noon on Friday
  • Visa, immigration and citizenship counter hours (by appointment only):   9 am to 11 am Monday to Friday  
  • Except for public holidays (see below).


Australian Consulate, Uganda

Patrick Bitature
Honourary Consul
Australian Consulate in Uganda

Street Address:   Australian Consulate Plot 22, Acacia Avenue, CNOOC Building, 3rd Floor, Left wing , Kampala, Uganda
(Next to Khana Khazana)

Postal Address:   P. O. Box 9421, Kampala, Uganda

Phone:   +256 393 515 865

Email:   [email protected] 

Working hours:  Mondays to Fridays, 9.00 am to 12.30 p.m and 2.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m

Public Holidays

In 2021, the High Commission will be closed on:

  • Friday                1 January            New Year’s Day
  • Monday            8 March                Canberra Day
  • Friday                2 April                   Good Friday
  • Monday            5 April                   Easter Monday       
  • Tuesday           1 June                   Madaraka
  • Monday            12 July                  Queen's Birthday (In Lieu)
  • Monday            4 October             Labour Day
  • Wednesday    20 October           Mashujaa Day
  • Monday           13 December       Jamhuri Day (In Lieu)
  • Monday           27 December       Christmas Day (In Lieu) 
  • Tuesday          28 December       Box Day (In Lieu)
  • Wednesday   29  December       Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Thursday        30 December        Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Friday              31 December        Additional DFAT Holiday

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