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Australia and India strengthen international crime cooperation ties

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Joint Statement with the Prime Minister of India

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Strengthening artistic and cultural bonds with India and France 

The Australian Government is strengthening artistic and cultural ties internationally through significant agreements with India and France, countries rich with artistic and cultural traditions. These new memoranda of understanding will deepen the understanding and engagement between Australia and each of these great nations through arts and culture.

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Changes to resettlement another blow to people smugglers

Asylum seekers who registered with UNHCR in Indonesia on or after 1 July 2014 will no longer be eligible for resettlement in Australia, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon. Scott Morrison said today.

Minister Morrison said the change was part of the Government's ongoing work in the region to strip people smugglers of a product to sell to vulnerable men, women and children. Read more.

Top Australian scholarships for 60 Indians

Sixty Indian scholars have been awarded the Australian Government’s prestigious Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships for 2015. Read more

Media Release from the Office of Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP: Grants showcase Australian excellence in India

I am pleased to announce that thirteen innovative projects profiling Australian expertise and fostering deeper people-to-people and institutional links with India will be supported through this year’s Australia-India Council (AIC) grants program.

The AIC’s grants, totalling over $565,000, will support new partnerships between Australian and Indian universities, professional bodies, private sector organisations and arts communities in areas of strong mutual interest and where the bilateral relationship has the greatest capacity to grow.



Australians undertaking surrogacy arrangements in India should be aware that India will rigorously assess visa applications to ensure full compliance with Indian surrogacy laws and regulations. This may result in significant delays in the processing of applications for medical visas made by Australian parents seeking to travel to India. We encourage you to update yourselves regularly on visa/policy changes issued by the Indian government for parents commissioning surrogacy.

2014 Victorian State Election

The Victorian election will be held on Saturday 29 November, 2014.

You can vote either in person at the Australian High Commission New Delhi or by applying for a postal vote. You will need to know which Australian address you are currently enrolled at in order to be issued with the correct ballot papers for your electorate. You can check your enrolment at or by calling +61 3 8620 1100.


The Australian High Commission in New Delhi will provide pre-poll services for in person voting from 19 November to 28 November 2014 (9am – 12noon and 2 -4pm, Monday to Friday). You cannot vote at overseas voting centres on Election Day. By voting early, you may avoid queues and delays closer to 28 November. For security purposes, please bring your Australian passport or other photographic identification with you.

Overseas postal voting applications can be downloaded from the website or could be sent to you from the Australian High Commission in New Delhi from Wednesday 5 November 2014, We will accept postal vote applications until 06:00pm on Thursday, 27 November 2014 and ballot papers until 3.30pm on Friday, 28 November 2014. If you opt for a postal vote, apply early so that we can get your ballot papers to you in time.

For further queries please contact: Australian High Commission New Delhi (Consular Section), by telephone
+91 11 41399934 / 41494370 / 41494445 or fax +91 11 26872228, or email

More information on the Victorian state election is available on or by calling +61 3 8620 1100 or emailing 

Australian-Indian designer Roopa Pemmaraju to show at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week  

Australian creativity and style will again take centre stage at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week when luxury label ROOPA PEMMARAJU presents its collection at the Spring Summer 2015 show.

ROOPA PEMMARAJU, created by Ms Roopa Pemmaraju, a Melbourne-based and Bengaluru-born designer, will showcase a luxury ready-to-wear collection featuring original artworks by Indigenous Australian artists on garments using fabrics created by Indian artisans.

Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling said fashion was at the forefront of the cultural connection between Australia and India, and had strong potential in the expanding trade and investment relationship. Read more.

Australia lets world know India’s Mars Orbiter Mission has arrived 

Australian engineers and technicians working at the CSIRO-managed Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) in regional Australia today played a critical role in confirming the successful first phase of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission.  Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on its Mars Orbiter Mission, which arrived in the orbit above the red planet. Read more

Australia helps provide relief to flood victims

Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling today offered his sympathies to the people of flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir as he presented a cheque for 15 Lakh rupees to ActionAid India to provide immediate relief to flood victims.

The funds, provided under the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program, will be used to buy and distribute food, medicine, toiletries, woollens, blankets, clothes and other non-food items to 3,200 people. Read more.

Australia's Group of Eight Universities make Global Top 100  

Australian universities have again been rated among the best in the world, with eight Australian institutions making the global top 100 – and four making the top 50 – of the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings for 2014.

The eight universities are:

• Australian National University
• The University of Melbourne
• The University of Sydney
• The University of Queensland
• The University of New South Wales
• Monash University
• The University of Western Australia
• The University of Adelaide

The Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, said the rankings demonstrated that Australian higher education institutions were excellent choices for Indian students. Read more.

Australian High Commission welcomes return of Shiva Nataraja to Tamil Nadu

The Australian High Commission has welcomed the return of two 11th century idols to the state of Tamil Nadu.

The Prime Minister of Australia the Hon. Tony Abbott MP handed the idols of Nataraja (the “Dancing Shiva”) and Ardhanariswara to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his official visit to New Delhi last week.

Authorities in Tamil Nadu have now taken custody of the idols. Read more. 

Australia and India: Bound together by times of war

Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Mr Patrick Suckling, says there has been growing interest in Australia and India’s shared military history following the visit to New Delhi last week by Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
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Joint Statement with Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi on the State Visit of Prime Minister of Australia to India

The Prime Minister of Australia Mr Tony Abbott paid a State Visit to India from 4-5 September, 2014 at the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

2. Prime Minister Abbott was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 5 September, 2014. He laid a wreath at the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and also laid a wreath at India Gate.

3. Prime Minister Modi held talks with Prime Minister Abbott on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. Prime Minister Abbott called on President Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Shri Hamid Ansari and received External Affairs Minister Smt Sushma Swaraj. Prime Minister Abbott also visited Mumbai where he called on Governor Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao. He met with Indian business leaders in Mumbai and Delhi. Four Agreements/Memoranda of Understanding were concluded and significant initiatives launched during the visit.

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Media Release from the Office of Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Tony Abbott MP: VISIT TO INDIA AND MALAYSIA  

I will travel to India and Malaysia from 4 to 6 September.

On my first visit to India as Prime Minister, I will visit New Delhi and India’s financial capital, Mumbai, to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries.

Australia and India have strong and growing economic and trade ties. India is Australia's fifth largest export market, with total exports of $11.4 billion, and there is potential for further cooperation in resources, science, technology and education.

My visit will be an opportunity to engage with Prime Minister Modi early in the term of his government to increase bilateral cooperation to advance our mutual interests.

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New Smartraveller Business Travel Advice

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched a Smartraveller business travel web page to advise Australian businesses operating overseas: Australian businesses are now global in scope and even small businesses are operating in remote locations. Consequently, the ability to work safely in a variety of situations and locations is more critical than ever. Read more.

Applying for a passport for a child born through surrogacy – New Policy

New requirements for Indian visas for parents of a child born as a result of surrogacy arrangements have been transitioned from April 2013 until 30 October 2013. Click here for more information.

Are you an Australian visiting or living in India?

If so, are you registered with the Consular Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade? It is in the interests of all Australian citizens in India to register.

In the current circumstances, Australians in India should maintain a high level of personal security awareness including by monitoring developments that might affect their safety. Read the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's current India travel advice

DFAT's travel advice website

Important information for travellers

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