Australian High Commission
Republic of Kenya

About us

About us


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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:

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).
  • Please note the Reception and Consular & Passports section will be closed on 20 April 2022.


Australian Consulate, Uganda

Patrick Bitature
Honourary Consul
Australian Consulate in Uganda

Protea Hotel by Marriott Kampala Skyz

1 Water Lane, Kampala-Uganda

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

Phone:   +256 312 515 865

Email:   [email protected] 

Working hours:  Mondays to Thursday, 9.00 am to 12.30 p.m and 2.00 p.m to 4.30 p.m

                                  Fridays  9.00am- 2.00 p.m

                                  The High Commission Reception and Consular & Passports section will be closed on Wednesday 20 April 2022

Public Holidays

In 2022, the High Commission will be closed on:

  • Monday            3 January           New Year’s Day (In Lieu)
  • Friday              15 April                 Good Friday
  • Monday          18 April                  Easter Monday       
  • Monday            2 May                    Labour Day (Kenya)
  • Wednesday     1 June                  Madaraka
  • Monday           11 July                   Eid al-Adha (In Lieu)
  • Monday            3 October             Labour Day (Australia)
  • Thursday        20 October            Mashujaa Day
  • Monday           12 December       Jamhuri Day
  • Monday           26 December       Boxing Day 
  • Tuesday          27 December       Christmas Day (In Lieu)
  • Wednesday   28  December       Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Thursday        29 December        Additional DFAT Holiday
  • Friday              30 December        Additional DFAT Holiday

Job Vacancies and Tenders

Job Ref:


Job Title:

Honorary Consul


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


AUD7,500 per year (honorarium in recognition and appreciation of her or his service, and as a contribution toward the consulate’s administrative expenses)

Closing date:

20 May 2022


Job Description

Job Title:       Honorary Consul

Type:               Fixed Term Contract for three years, with a probation period of one year

Location:       Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Department:  DFAT

Job Description

About the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high-quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the Position

The Honorary Consuls is appointed by the Australian Government to provide consular services to Australian citizens in Tanzania and reports to the Australian High Commissioner in Kenya. The Honorary Consul also makes a contribution to aspects of the bilateral relationships between Australia and Tanzania.

The key responsibilities of the position include:

  • providing consular assistance on behalf of the supervising mission, the Australian High Commission in Kenya;
  • conducting passport interviews on behalf of the supervising mission; forwarding completed documentation and, when necessary, returning passports to applicants;
  • managing other types of travel documents under instruction of the supervising mission;
  • maintaining contact with the Australian community in Tanzania.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • maintaining a good working relationship with the Tanzanian government and local authorities, in particular branches relevant to Australia's consular interests;
  • general representation duties with local authorities and the host government, including acting as a communication channel for the supervising mission when requested;
  • promoting Australian trade, economic, commercial, cultural, educational, scientific and technological interests;
  • assisting with supervising mission’s visits or high level visits, for example securing appointments for visiting Australian officials
  • assisting in building general public awareness of Australia in Tanzania;
  • engaging in ceremonial and public affairs activities as a representative of Australia as requested/authorised by the supervising mission
  • directing enquirers wanting information on migrating or traveling to Australia or about importing or taking goods to Australia to the Home Affairs website.


  • may be an Australian citizen, although non-Australians with a personal connection to Australia who meet all other selection criteria will be considered;
  • should be long-term residents of Tanzania and intend to remain there for at least five years;
  • should have good standing in, access to and influence with the political, bureaucratic, commercial and media communityin Tanzania;
  • should possess office accommodation in Dar es Saalam of an appropriate professional standard (in terms of quality, security, facilities and location), suitable for use as a consulate for the representation of Australia's interests;
  • should be fluent in English and, if utilising support staff, have English speaking support staff;
  • should be of independent means so they are not financially dependent on the honorarium provided by the Australian Government;
  • should have sufficient time to perform the functions listed in this advert, including meeting the reasonable expectations of Australians who might seek assistance.  It is expected that the honorary consul will maintain regular office hours open to the public;
  • should not hold a consular commission from another country or any government or official position in their country of residence or citizenship, in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest.

Application Process:

Submit a resume (with passport photo) and cover letter describing how you meet all the essential requirements, no later than the closing date to 20 May 2022.  If you progress through the selection process, the Australian High Commission in Kenya will invite you to an interview and probity checks. Apply by emailing [email protected] and citing reference number DSLM-HonCon