Australian High Commission

Latest News

22 November

Australia continues to take further steps to safely reopen to the world, with additional changes to our international border arrangements coming into effect on 1 December.
Consistent with the National Plan to safely reopen Australia, these changes will ensure we continue to protect the health of Australians, while reuniting families and securing our economic recovery by opening our border to skilled and student visa holders.
From 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can come to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. Eligible visa holders include skilled and student cohorts, as well as humanitarian, working holiday maker and provisional family visa holders.
Further information: Further steps to reopen Australia and secure our economic recovery | Prime Minister of Australia (

1 October

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that Australia is ready to take its next steps to safely reopen to the world, with changes coming to the international border. 
Further information: Next steps to reopen to the world | Prime Minister of Australia (

Message from the Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh

Welcome to the website of the Australian High Commission in Bangladesh.

It was an honour to have been appointed as Australia's High Commissioner to Bangladesh in January 2020.

Australia was among the first countries in the world to recognise Bangladesh after it achieved independence in 1971. We are old friends, sharing Commonwealth ties, democratic traditions and people-to-people links.

Australia welcomes the continuing growth of its relationship with Bangladesh. Our two-way trade now stands at around $2.5bn, reflecting Bangladesh’s significant economic growth and our highly complementary commercial strengths.

Australia runs a significant development assistance programme in Bangladesh. Our focus is on education and building economic resilience with a strong focus on women's empowerment and gender equality.

On our website you will find information about Australia’s foreign policy and development programs; trade and investment; visas and immigration; education in Australia; and answers to frequently asked questions.

The website also has consular advice for Australians in Bangladesh


Jeremy Bruer,
Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh