Australian High Commission
United Kingdom
High Commission address: Australia House, Strand, London WC2B 4LA

Visas, Migration and Citizenship

Welcome to the website of the Migration Branch of the Australian High Commission in London. We are an overseas office of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). We service clients who are usually resident in the United Kingdom and Ireland. 

London Counter

The London counter is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, between 9am and 11am. You must make an appointment to attend. In order to make an appointment, please contact the Europe Service Centre.

Processing Times in the Lead up to Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, we generally receive a higher number of applications for visas to Australia, as well as applications for citizenship by descent. In this period, our processing times may be longer than normal and so we encourage anyone who intends to travel to Australia over the Christmas period to make their application as soon as possible.

You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or unsuccessful.

What's New

Australian Futures Seminars 2014

Australian Futures is one of the UK’s foremost events for skilled, experienced and ambitious professionals actively seeking a new job, and a new life, down under. Australian Futures will be hosting skilled migration seminars regularly throughout 2014. The seminars offer an ideal opportunity to meet with representatives from the State Governments of Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia and gain an insight into skilled migration, lifestyle and employment opportunities in Australia. To register your interest in attending these events please visit the Australian Futures website.  

Australian Futures website:

Contact us

Visa and Citizenship section in London

Europe Service Centre

Client Service Charter

Compliments and Complaints

Allegations and Dob-ins


Planning a holiday in Australia?

If you hold a passport from the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland or Vatican City you can apply electronically free of charge for a visa to visit Australia for a holiday.

Application process and other immigration matters

 Forms, Fees, Health and Character