Australian High Commission South Africa

Australian EmbassySee the Australian High Commission South Africa details here. If you live in South Africa or are thinking of leaving South Africa for good then the Australian Embassy will be able to assist. The visa application for certain visas can now be done online. See the link below at the bottom of the page for a link to the application website. If you are an Australian national then you can apply for a new passport or register a birth abroad at the High Commission in Pretoria.

Australian High Commission South Africa

Note that the Australian High Commission is across the road from the US Embassy in Pretoria and not to far from the Thai Embassy in South Africa. There is a map below with the contact details for the High Commission.

Notary Services

Here’s the information regarding notarial services at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria:

Service Offerings:

– Notarial services are available in person and by appointment only.
– Visit Smartraveller before booking an appointment to understand the types of notarial services offered and their requirements.
– Bring your valid passport or ID card along with the original documents to the appointment.

Local Suppliers:

– Check the “local suppliers” section on the relevant webpage for information on South African notaries public and the services they offer.

Notarial Fees:

– The High Commission follows the Consular Fees Act 1955 for fee regulations.
– Payments must be made at the time of appointment using a credit or debit card. Diner’s Club, American Express, or virtual cards are not accepted.
– All payments are in AUD only.
– Fees are charged per document/signature and per copy, and they are non-refundable.

Likewise, for current notarial fees, you can access the information through the provided link.

Ensure to review these guidelines and have the necessary documents and payment method ready before your appointment.


Embassy Address

292 Orient Street
Arcadia, Pretoria 0083
South Africa

Telephone: 27 12 423 6000
Fax: 27 12 342 8442

Visa and Migration Enquiries: After you have lodged your application you can contact the Department of Home Affairs using the Australian Immigration Enquiry Form

Consular Enquiries:

Passport Enquiries:


Applying for an Australian passport

Please do not send your current passport. It remains valid while the application is being processed and will be cancelled electronically 30 days after they have sent out your new passport. 


Sure, here’s a simplified version with transition words that a 16-year-old can understand:

Get the Form:

– Likewise, start by filling out the passport application form online. Once done, print it out. Don’t forget to make an account first.

Print, Sign, and Date the Form:

– After printing, make sure to sign and date all the sections. Remember, your signature is only good for six months.

Prepare Supporting Documents:

– Gather all the original documents you need. Check the Australian Passports website for a list.

Photographs and Guarantor:

– Likewise, have your passport photos taken by a photographer who knows the rules. If it’s a new application, get someone unrelated to sign and endorse one photo.

Book an Appointment:

– Schedule an appointment to hand in your application. If you’re under 18, one parent has to go with you.

Processing Time:

– Be patient! It can take 10-12 weeks to get your new passport. You can hang onto your old one while you wait. Then, you can either pick up the new passport where you applied or pay a fee to have it mailed to you.


Lastly also see the Australian Consulate in Namibia as well as the Australian Embassies in Africa.


Applying for an Australian passport (Courier)

Alright, let’s break it down with transition words that are easier to understand:


– If you’re renewing your passport, you need to be 18 or older and meet these criteria:
– Likewise, your old passport:
– Was given to you when you were 16 or older.
– Was issued on or after 1 January 2006.
– Likewise, had at least two years left when it was given to you.
– Shows your current name, date of birth, place of birth, and gender.
– Wasn’t reported lost, stolen, or cancelled.
– If you don’t fit these rules, you’ll need to visit us in person to apply.


– Here’s what you need to give us:
– A filled-out renewal form, dated within six months.
– Make sure to:
– Sign and date section 5.
– Sign inside the white box without changing it.
– Double-check your form’s expiration date.
– Fill in your birthplace the same as before.
– Give us your phone number and email.
– Two new passport photos, with your name written on the back.
– Likewise, don’t attach them to the form.
– Don’t send us your old passport. It’s still good until they give you the new one.


– Your signature needs to:
– Stay inside the white box.
– Be done in black ink.
– Be dated within six months.
– Not be changed or covered with white-out.
– If there are mistakes, you’ll need to redo the form.

Payment and Processing:

– To pay for your passport, you’ll need to fill out a credit card form.
– It takes 8-10 weeks to process your application.
– Incomplete forms will slow things down, so check everything carefully.
– If you’re in a hurry, it might be better to come in person.


– Once you’re ready, send your application by courier to:

The Passport Office
Australian High Commission
292 Orient street


Australian Visa Applications:

Online lodgement for certain visa subclasses

Online lodgement is also available for certain visa categories, specifically:

  1. Subclass 600 Visitor Visas
  2. Partner visa applications (including subclass 300 Prospective Spouse, and subclass 309/100 Partner)
  3. Student visas (Assessment Level 1 only)

Likewise, for more information on how to lodge an online visa application, please see Online Visa Lodgement. Likewise, see also the Australian Children Born Abroad as well as the Australian Embassy in Germany.





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