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Early Voting - Australian Federal Elections
The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016. It is now too late to enrol to vote for this election.
Online applications for postal vote (for those already registered to vote) are available on the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au. Your application for a postal vote must be received by the AEC by 29 June 2016.
The Australian High Commission Port of Spain will be open for in person pre-poll voting on weekdays from 8am -11.30am and 1.30pm – 4.30pm commencing Monday 20 June until Friday 1 July 2016.
The Embassy will not be open for voting on Election Day.
In order to be granted access to the Embassy to vote in person you will need to bring your current Australian passport as identification. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Descendance Performs in Trinidad
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Group Descendance graced Trinidad’s shores between 30 April and 4 May 2016 and thrilled the audience at a performance at the Botanic Gardens. On 1 May, despite the inclement weather, scores of locals and foreigners alike were treated to their spirited and culturally-rich Indigenous songs and dances, with songs like Jalima, Woori, Kangaroo, Bulliyre, Ika and Island Home. Led by tour Manager, Jose Calarco, this is the second time that some members of the group have performed for a Trinidad audience. Their last performance was in 2009, when they performed at the Red Earth festival. See our Events page for some candid moments from the Botanical Gardens event.
ANZAC Day 2016
See our Events page for pictures of ANZAC Day 2016.
Direct Aid Program (DAP) - 2015/2016 Recipients
The Australian High Commission is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) funding for FY2015-16. A total of 33 projects, including two multi-country projects were funded in 10 ODA-eligible countries in the Caribbean. Water and sanitation, reefs, health and agriculture were among the thematic areas of focus. We congratulate all of this year’s recipients. See the full list here.
Welcoming the New High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago
The Australian High Commission wishes to welcome John Pilbeam as its newly-appointed High Commissioner to Port of Spain and 13 other regional countries of accreditation. At the presentation of credentials ceremony held on Tuesday 16 February at President's House, St Ann's, John shared a few life lessons with students from Success Laventille Secondary School, Presentation College and other guests in attendance.
High Commissioner John Pilbeam
Read more of about the ceremony and Q&A in the link here.
Read more about H.E. Pilbeam here.