Online ETA Application not Approved
If your online ETA application was not approved, follow the instructions here.
Some ETAs cannot be approved over the internet due to checks required by the Australian Government. If your application for an ETA was lodged online or through a travel agent, and has not been approved, you will need to provide further information by email. Please do not approach the High Commission in person.
2018 Victorian State Election
The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur will offer early voting services.
The High Commission will be closed on Election Day.
All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote.
If you are overseas, there are a number of ways to cast your vote prior to Election Day.
From Wednesday 31 October you can apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you via the Victorian Electoral Commission website at www.vec.vic.gov.au
1. Apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you
2. Print and complete the ballot paper
3. Post the ballot paper to the Australia using the envelope provided
Deadline: Postal votes must be post marked on or before 6:00pm on Election Day, 24 November 18 (Victorian time) and received in Australia no later than 6:00pm 30 November 18 (Victorian time) to be included in the count
In person early voting services will be offered at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur only.
Date: Wednesday 14 November - Friday 23 November 2018 (weekdays only)
Time: 10am to 3pm
* POLLING WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON ELECTION DAY 24 NOVEMBER.
Australian visa scams
The Department of Home Affairs 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...
Discontinuation of frequent traveller passport
From 1 December 2017, Australia will no longer issue Frequent Traveller Passports (66 pages). Existing 66-page passports will remain valid until they expire. However, you will not be able to apply for a new one after 30 November 2017. You will have to get a standard 34-page passport instead. You can pay the full fee and get 10 years’ validity.
Alternatively, if your passport has filled up but will not expire for more than two years and with no blank visa pages, you can pay less for a 34-page ‘replacement passport’ that covers the remaining validity of your old passport. For further information on this option, please email email@example.com
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.
Investing in the next generation of students
20 September 2018: Australian students will have the opportunity to become the next generation of leaders thanks to the Morrison Government’s new $119 million Endeavour Leadership Program. Read more...
Interim measures for all strawberry exports
19 September 2018: In response to a number of reported detections of metal contaminants in strawberries, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has implemented control measures to ensure tasty exported Australian strawberries are safe to eat. Read more...
Foreign Minister visit to Malaysia
30 July 2018: Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, will visit Kuala Lumpur from Tuesday 31 July to Thursday 2 August. Read more...
Fourth anniversary of the downing of flight MH17
17 July 2018: Today marks the fourth anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. On this day, 298 passengers and crew were killed when a surface-to-air missile shot down the civilian aircraft carrying loved ones home, on holiday and to work. Read more...
Australian High Commissioner meets Minister of Housing and Local Government
9 July 2018: Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, HE Andrew Goledzinowski, met today with Minister of Housing and Local Government, YB Puan Zuraida Kamaruddin. Read more...
Australia in a Changing Geostrategic Environment
4 July 2018: On 27 June 2018, the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, in partnership with the Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, hosted a keynote speech by the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Andrew Goledzinowski, on the topic of “Australia in a Changing Geostrategic Environment”. In attendance at the event was a cross-section of leaders from across Malaysian society, including government and politics, business, the diplomatic corps, education, and civil society. Read more...
Australia to Invest in RMAF Base Butterworth
25 June 2018: Australia will upgrade facilities at the Royal Malaysian Air Force Base Butterworth used by the Australian Defence Force, as part of our long-standing commitment to regional security. Read more...
Australian High Commissioner meets Malaysian Minister of Education
21 June 2018: Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, HE Andrew Goledzinowski, met today with Malaysian Minister of Education, YB Dr Maszlee bin Malik. Read more...
Australian High Commissioner meets Minister of Finance
19 June 2018: Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, HE Andrew Goledzinowski, met today with YB Lim Guan Eng, the Minister of Finance and alumnus of Monash University in Melbourne. Read more...
Sirul Azhar Umar
8 June 2018: The Australian Government confirms that discussions have been held with the Malaysian Government clarifying the situation of Mr Sirul Azhar Umar. However, as stated by Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir, Malaysia has not lodged an extradition request with Australia for Mr Sirul.
Australia looks forward to continuing and strengthening our productive and longstanding law enforcement cooperation with the Government of Malaysia.
Australian High Commissioner meets Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim
6 June 2018: Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, HE Andrew Goledzinowski, met today with Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read more...
Australian High Commissioner meets Tun Daim Zainuddin
4 June 2018: Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, HE Andrew Goledzinowski, met today with Tun Daim Zainuddin, Chairman of the Council of Eminent Persons. He arrived at the Chairman’s office in Putrajaya at 4.00pm on Monday 4 June. Read more...
Australian High Commissioner calls on Deputy Prime Minister
31 May 2018: Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, HE Andrew Goledzinowski, today paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. He arrived at the Deputy Prime Minister’s office in Putrajaya at 10am Thursday (31 May), with the meeting lasting about one hour. Read more...
Prime Minister message - Ramadan 2018
16 May 2018: Ramadan is a significant and blessed time for Muslim communities around the world, who gather to commemorate the revelation of the Quran, and commit to achieving greater restraint, self-sacrifice and compassion. Read more...
Foreign Minister statement on Anwar Ibrahim's release
16 May 2018: Australia welcomes Anwar Ibrahim’s full Royal pardon and release from detention today, in time for him to be reunited with his family for Ramadan. Read more...
Prime Minister and Foreign Minister statement on Malaysian Elections
10 May 2018: Australia warmly congratulates the people of Malaysia on exercising their democratic right to vote on 9 May, and Tun Dr Mahathir on his appointment as Prime Minister of Malaysia. The Australian Government looks forward to continuing to work with Malaysia to further strengthen the friendship between our two countries. Read more...
The Sydney Declaration
18 March 2018: Joint Statement of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. Read more...
Op-Ed: ASEAN-Australia Special Summit matters to us all
15 March 2018: ASEAN-Australia Special Summit matters to us all. When the leaders of Southeast Asia arrive in Australia this weekend, they will mark a new era in one of the region’s most long-standing relationships. Op-ed by Australian Ambassador to ASEAN, Jane Duke. Read more...
ASEAN-Australia Dialogue speech
13 March 2018: Ahead of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, Foreign Minister Bishop delivered a speech in Sydney on the deeper and broader connection between ASEAN countries and Australia. Read more...
Women in the Australian Legal Profession: progress and a public voice
8 March 2018: Chief Justice Susan Keifel's speech on Women in the Australian Legal Profession: progress and a public voice at the International Women's Day luncheon on 8 March 2018. Read more...
The Rule of Law – What We Share and Must Defend
8 March 2018: Justice Michelle Gordon's public lecture on ‘The Rule of Law: What We Share and Must Defend” during her visit to Malaysia frm 6 - 8 March 2018. Read more...
ASEAN: The nexus of the Indo-Pacific
8 March 2018: Ahead of the ASEAN-Australia Summit later this week, Foreign Minister Bishop delivered a speech at the Asia Society Policy Institute on the Indo-Pacific and Australia's engagement with Southeast Asia. Read more…
Australian Chief Justice Kiefel and Justice Gordon’s visit to Malaysia
8 March 2018: The Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, The Honourable Susan Kiefel AC, and The Honourable Justice Michelle Gordon, Justice of the High Court of Australia, visited Malaysia from 6 to 8 March 2018, to mark International Women’s Day and meet with senior Malaysian judicial, government, legal sector and civil society representatives. Read more...
Malaysian young leader wins Australian Government Award
13 February 2018: Congratulations to Redza Shahid Ridzuan from Malaysia on being selected to participate in the 2018 Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP). Read more...
Australia - ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program
12 January 2018: Minister Bishop announced the selection of 15 young social entrepreneurs from ASEAN nations and Australia for the 2018 Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP), and their participation in the historic ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney in March. Read more...
Australia commences term on human rights council
01 January 2018: Today Australia takes up our seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, the world’s peak body responsible for human rights. Read More...
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.