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Notarial service fees to increase from 1 January 2017

The Government announced an increase to Notarial service fees in the 2016-17 Federal Budget, effective 1 January 2017.

Notarial service fees have not increased since 1 July 2000. 

From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Please see here for the new fees.

Australian visa scams

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection warns people to be very cautious regarding claims that Australian visas are allegedly for sale.  These claims are not true.  Australian visas are not for sale. Visas can only be obtained through official channels.  Read more... 

60 years of Australia's diplomatic presence in Malaysia

The Australian High Commission’s special publication commemorating 60 years of Australia’s diplomatic presence in Malaysia is available online. The commemorative book was launched by the Prime Ministers of Australia and Malaysia on 22 November 2015. It captures the long-standing and substantial cooperation between our two countries across many fields including defence, education, business, the arts and sports.  It includes a number of personal stories of Malaysians and Australians who have made key contributions to building our close ties.


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Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program

17 February 2017: Today I announce the selection of 15 social entrepreneurs from across our region for the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP), to be held in Melbourne and Sydney in March. Read more...

Ensure you have the right visa to travel to Australia

14 February 2017: The Australian High Commission reminds Malaysians planning to work in Australia to ensure they have the correct visa before they travel. Read more...

Improving oversight and conditions in detention

9 February 2017: The Government announced its intention to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) by December 2017. Read more…

US – Australia Dialogue on Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

26 January 2017: Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP on US and Australia’s cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, where she emphasised the importance of ongoing US engagement in the region and the importance of ASEAN to our efforts. Read more…

Australia Day 2017

26 January 2017: The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur commemorated Australia Day on 24 January with a stylish reception celebrating Australia’s renowned active lifestyle and the strength and depth of the Australia-Malaysia bilateral relationship, which will enter its 62nd year in 2017. Read more...

The Importance of Asia in the 21st Century

23 January 2017: Speech by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, on the importance of trade liberalisation to our interests in the region, at the Australia America Association, New York. Read more…

2017 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

19 December 2016: Five Malaysian researchers are headed to Australia next year as winners of the prestigious Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, funded by the Australian Government. Read more...

Anti-Corruption Day

9 December 2016: Today marks International Anti-Corruption Day, a day dedicated to promoting efforts to stop corruption and its damaging effects. Read more...

Recognising Our Volunteers On International Volunteer Day

5 December 2016: On International Volunteer Day we thank all our volunteers for their contribution to delivering Australia’s aid program. Read more...

New Colombo Plan Scholars Announced

28 November 2016: The New Colombo Plan (NCP) will continue to expland in 2017 with 105 scholarships for Australia's best and brightest undergraduate students to live, study and intern in the Indo-Pacific region. Read more...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2016: Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Ending violence against women and promoting gender equality are priorities of the Australian Government and a key part of our foreign policy and overseas aid program, especially in the Pacific.  Read more...

Innovative New Leadership Program For Social Entrepreneurs

18 November 2016: Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, today announced that applications are now open for a new Australia-ASEAN Council program to create substantial links between social entrepreneurs across ASEAN and Australia. Read more…

Australia takes strong action against exploitation of foreign workers

16 November 2016: The exploitation of migrant workers in Australia is both illegal and unacceptable.  The Australian Government is taking strong action to eliminate organised criminal networks and unscrupulous employers and agents seeking to profit from exploiting vulnerable migrant workers. This action includes the establishment of Taskforce Cadena in 2015 and the Migrant Workers Taskforce in 2016. Read more...

Australian Indigenous Fashion & Art Premier in Malaysia

9 November 2016: The Australian High Commission is delighted to support the launch of ‘Bringing Australia to the World’, in Kuala Lumpur - an Indigenous Australian Fashion and Art extravaganza which showcases the rich culture of Australia’s first people, as well as the strong people-to-people and trade links between Australia and Malaysia. Read more...

How to be a Smartraveller when travelling overseas

19 October 2016: Eight per cent of Australian adults travelled without travel insurance on their last overseas trip according to a survey commissioned by the Australian Government and the Insurance Council of Australia – that is 850,000 visits by Australians overseas without insurance. Read more...

World Day Against The Death Penalty

10 October 2016: The Australian Government reaffirms its opposition to capital punishment on World Day Against the Death Penalty. Read more...

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Education Enquiries

For futher information on studying and living in Australia, please visit the Australian Government website, This website provides information on Australian institutions, courses, scholarships, application process, visa requirements and more. For enquiries, please email

Distinguished Alumni

The High Commission values the contribution the alumni of all Australian universities bring and endeavours to cultivate stronger and closer links through building and maintaining alumni relations as an important aspect of bilateral education ties between Australia and Malaysia.

We are constantly updating our distinguished alumni database. For more information and registration for future alumni events, please email