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Job Vacancy!

The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur invites applications for the position of Casual Defence Alumni officer in the Defence Section for a start date in September 2016. Read more.... Your completed application package must be emailed by 5:00pm, 28 August 2016 (Kuala Lumpur time) to


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.




Leading Australian scientist, Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, visits Malaysia

17 August 2016: As part of our innovation and science diplomacy agenda, and in celebration of Australia’s National Science Week 2016, the Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, is proud to host Dr Stefan Hajkowicz on a regional speaking tour.Read more...

Appropriate visa vital for working in Australia

11 August 2016: Australia welcomes Malaysians who wish to travel to Australia for tourism, business, work or study.  A range of visa options are available for these purposes. Read more…

Prime Minister’s statement on second anniversary of downing of Flight MH17

17 July 2016: The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, issued a media release on the second anniversary of the downing of flight MH17. Read more...

Minister for Foreign Affairs’ statement on South China Sea ruling

12 July 2016: Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop, issued a statement on the Arbitral Tribunal’s final decision on the Philippines’ South China Sea arbitration case. Read more..

High Commissioner’s Ramadan Message

5 July 2016: As Ramadan comes to an end, I extend a warm Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims in Malaysia. [Read more here]

Australian Indigenous Performers visit Kuala Lumpur on ‘Move to Reconciliation’ tour

1 June 2016:  In celebration of Australia’s National Reconciliation Week 2016, the Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, is proud to host three Australian Indigenous hip hop performers on a ‘Move to Reconciliation’ tour. Read more...

Australia steps up on international education

30 April: The Australian Government launched three important strategies: the National Strategy for International Education 2025; the Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy; and the Australian International Education 2025 (AIE2025) market development roadmap.  These strategies will help Australia’s international education sector take advantage of global opportunities to ensure that it remains a world leader into the future. Read more…

Repatriation of Australians from cemeteries in Malaysia and Singapore to Australia

17 April: Arrangements are in place for the repatriation of 35 Australians from Malaysia’s Terendak Military Cemetery, in June this year. The Minister for Veterans' Affairs, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, acknowledged the support and cooperation provided by the Malaysian Government who have cared for the Australians buried in the cemetery for some fifty years. Read more...

Regional agreement to combat people smuggling and human trafficking

23 March: Australia and its regional partners have secured an ambitious agreement to combat irregular migration, people smuggling and human trafficking at the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime. Read more...

2016 Australia Malaysia Towards 2020 Scholarships

16 March: Nominations are now open for the 2016 round of the Australia-Malaysia Towards 2020 Research Fellowships and Executive Awards. Read more...

ANZAC Day Commemorative Dawn Service

14 March: The Australian and New Zealand High Commissions will host the ANZAC Day Commemorative Dawn Service on 25 April at Tugu Negara in Kuala Lumpur. Read more...

Celebrating the achievements of women in public life – visit by Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO to Malaysia

11 March: The High Commission celebrated International Women's Day 2016 with the theme "Women in Public Life" by hosting a luncheon for a diverse group of women leaders in Malaysia. Read more...

Statement to mark the second anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

3 March: As the second anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 approaches, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Darren Chester MP, said it was fitting to remember the people on board the aircraft and those who grieve for them. Read more...

Andrew Robb signs historic Trans Pacific Trade pact (TPP) in New Zealand

4 February: The Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, formally signed the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement for Australia in Auckland, New Zealand. Read more...

Savouring the Taste of Australia at Australia Day 2016 reception

29 January: The Australian High Commission celebrated Australia Day with a stylish reception themed Taste of Australia. Read more...

Taste of Australia Photography Competition announced

26 January: The Australian High Commission has announced the winner of the 2016 Taste of Australia Photography Competition. Read more...

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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