Australia in the Caribbean
Welcome to the official website of the Australian High Commission to Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and The Bahamas, and the Australian Embassy to Haiti and Suriname.
Sonya Koppe has served as Australia’s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago since March 2023. You can read her biography here. Ms Koppe is accredited to the countries listed above and serves as Australia’s Plenipotentiary Representative to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The High Commission is also responsible for providing consular assistance in Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dutch Leeward Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao), Dutch Leeward Islands (Sint Maarten, Saba, Sint Eustatius), French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, and Turks and Caicos Islands.
You can read about Australia’s relations with countries of the Caribbean and CARICOM here.
Follow us on Facebook @AusHighCommTT for the latest news and activities of the Australian Government in the Caribbean, as well as Australia's cultural, development, business and sporting links with the region.
Voting in the 2023 Referendum
On 14 October 2023, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to alter the Constitution.
The Australian High Commission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago will be an in-person voting centre and postal vote collection centre.
All eligible Australians living in or visiting Trinidad and Tobago will be able to vote in person.
To be eligible to vote, you must be enrolled. Please ensure that your enrolment details are up to date at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website.
In-person voting is being held at the High Commission in Port of Spain from Monday 2 October to Wednesday 11 October 2023 between 8:00 and 16:30.
Further information on the Referendum and how to vote in-person or by post can be found here.
Australians living or visiting Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dutch Leeward Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao), Dutch Leeward Islands (Sint Maarten, Saba, Sint Eustatius), French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, Suriname or Turks and Caicos will need to register for Postal Vote.
Visas and immigration
Information on Australian visas and immigration is here. If you are in the Caribbean and have a question regarding visas, see https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/ or call the Home Affairs Global Service Centre on +61 2 6196 0196 (open 9am to 5pm T&T time (AST)).
PLEASE NOTE: The Australian High Commission cannot answer visas or immigration questions. We ask all clients to contact Home Affairs directly.
Services for Australians
Further information on services for Australians is here: