Australian High Commission
Republic of Kenya

About us

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.


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).


Public Holidays

In 2024, the High Commission will be closed on:

Monday               01 January 2024                New Year’s Day

Monday               11 March 2024                   Canberra Day (Australia)

Friday                    29 March 2024                   Good Friday

Monday               01 April 2024                      Easter Monday

Wednesday        1 May 2024                         Labour Day (Kenya)

Monday               27 May 2024                       Reconciliation Day (Australia)

Monday               17 June 2024                      Eid al-Adha (In Lieu)

Monday               21 October 2024               Mashujaa Day (In Lieu, Kenya)

Thursday             12 December 2024           Jamhuri Day (Kenya)

Wednesday        25 December 2024           Christmas Day

Thursday             26 December 2024           Boxing Day

Friday                    27 December 2024           Additional DFAT Public Holiday

Monday               30 December 2024           Additional DFAT Public Holiday

Tuesday               31 December 2024           Additional DFAT Public Holiday