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.
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.
Bruce Lendon has served as Australia’s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago since October 2019. You can read his biography here. Mr Lendon is accredited to the countries listed above and serves as Australia’s Plenipotentiary Representative to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
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 Governmment in the Caribbean, as well as Australia's cultural, development, business and sporting links with the region.
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.
The New South Wales state elections 2023
The 2023 NSW State election will take place on 25 March. If you’re overseas, you can still take part by applying online to vote by post. Postal vote applications close 6pm, 20 March - apply as soon as possible to ensure the ballot reaches you in time for you to vote by election day.
In-person voting won’t be available overseas, but there will be drop off locations for your completed postal vote. Find the list of those locations on the NSW Electoral Commission website: https://elections.nsw.gov.au/voters/voting-options/interstate-or-overseas
For more information, visit: https://elections.nsw.gov.au/
If you’re taking part in the 2023 NSW State election by postal vote overseas, please note we are not a drop off location. Find the list of drop off locations here: https://elections.nsw.gov.au/voters/voting-options/interstate-or-overseas
If you don’t have a drop of location near you, send your completed postal vote directly to the NSW Electoral Commission. For more details, visit: https://elections.nsw.gov.au/
Services for Australians
Further information on services for Australians is here:
In the event of a consular emergency, please call – any time, any day – one of the following:
- Australian High Commission in Port of Spain: +1 868 822 5450
- Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra: +61 2 6261 3305 or toll free (local call cost only in Australia) 1300 555 135