Federal Election 2019
The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled. If you want to check your enrollment before you vote visit https://check.aec.gov.au/.
Early voting began on Monday 6 May 2019. Eligible voters are able to cast their vote in-person at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. Please see here for opening hours for early voting. Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at www.aec.gov.au.
If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.
Information in other languages can be found at www.aec.gov.au/translated.
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.
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.
Investigative/Administrative Assistant (AFP) – Applications are invited from Australian citizens for the position of Investigative/Administrative Assistant within the Australian High Commission.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is Australia’s national police force. It works closely with partner law enforcement agencies in Australia and overseas to combat all forms of transnational crime. Read more...
Ramadhan Message from the Prime Minister Scott Morrison
6 May 2019: “During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims across Australia and the world observe sacred traditions commemorating the miraculous revelation of the Qur’an. For the Muslim community, it is a time for prayer and fasting, and for reflection and intense devotion.” Read more…
Malaysia and Australia co-host a gender policy dialogue on 2 May 2019
2 May 2019: To promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, Malaysia and Australia co-hosted a gender policy dialogue on 2 May. As Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said when she announced the dialogue in August 2018, gender is a key priority for both Malaysia and Australia. The initiative was an opportunity to bring together Malaysian and Australian experts, to exchange perspectives and experiences on how to promote gender equality. Read more...
The Australian High Commission marks its annual Harmony Day celebration with Minister YB Waytha Moorthy
21 March 2019: The Australian High Commission Kuala Lumpur was honoured to share its annual Harmony Day celebration with the Minister of National Unity and Social Well-being, YB P. Waytha Moorthy on 21 March 2019. Harmony Day celebrates inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Read more...
International Women’s Day at the Australian High Commission with YB Nurul Izzah Anwar
1 March 2019: The Australian High Commission KL kicked off early celebrations for International Women’s Day with its annual signature reception, including YB Nurul Izzah Anwar as the guest of honour and keynote speaker. The reception brought together high-level guests from across the Malaysian Government, legal fraternity, diplomatic and business communities, and civil society. Read more...
Homecoming trip for 2017 Masterchef Australia champ, Diana Chan
22 February 2019: Malaysian born Diana Chan, who won the MasterChef Australia Season 9 in 2017 made a homecoming to Malaysia from 18 to 21 February 2019, as part of the public diplomacy program by the Australian High Commission KL. Read more...
Australia's top mathematics educator wows students in Petrosains
15 January 2019: Eddie Woo has been described as “the coolest maths teacher ever”. Australia’s most famous mathematics educator is living proof that learning – and teaching – maths can be fun. 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.