Australian High Commission
Brunei Darussalam

Australians in Brunei Darussalam

The High Commission continues to welcome clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be required to scan your BruHealth code and have your temperature checked on arrival at the Dar Takaful IBB Utama building, where the High Commission is located. If you have a fever you will not be allowed to enter. With this in mind, if you are feeling unwell please consider rescheduling your appointment. If you need assistance with rescheduling your appointment, please call the High Commission on +673 222 9435.

Federal Election

The Australian federal election will be held on 21 May 2022.  If you are still in Australia, you can pre-poll vote from 9 May 2022.

Check your enrolment and apply for a postal vote here: www.aec.gov.au/overseas. Enrolment closes at 8pm (Australian time), 18 April 2022.

Australians in Brunei are encouraged to vote via postal vote, which can either be posted to the AEC directly, or mailed or dropped off to the High Commission. To send in your postal vote to the High Commission, please send to:

Australian High Commission

Level 6, Dar Takaful IBB Utama

Jalan Pemancha

Bandar Seri Begawan

BS8711

You will be able to drop off your postal vote from 9 May 2022. To drop off your postal vote, please drop it off during our working hours:

Monday to Thursday:

8:30 am to 5 pm

Friday:

8:30 am to 12 pm

2 pm to 4 pm.

Postal votes must be returned as quickly as possible to ensure they are received by the AEC in time to be counted.

If you do not wish to participate by postal vote, in-person voting will be available at the Australian High Commission on:

  • Monday, 9 May to Thursday, 12 May from 8:30am to 4pm;
  • Friday, 13 May from 8:30am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm; and
  • Monday, 16 May to Thursday, 19 May from 8:30am to 4pm.

Before you come in to the High Commission, please ensure you are enrolled to vote. This can be done here: www.aec.gov.au/overseas

For in-person voting, you will need to adhere to all COVID-safe protocols currently applicable in Brunei, including scanning of BruHealth and temperature checks.

High Commission Office Hours and Counter Service Appointments

Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday (except office public holidays)

All visitors to the Australian High Commission require an appointment. Please book an appointment for Counter Service (passport submission and collection or notarial services) at least 24 hours before attending the High Commission. Further information is available under the Services for Australians section of this website. To book an appointment, click 'Book Appointment'.

Book an appointment with AHC, Bandar Seri Begawan using SetMore

For out of business hours consular assistance contact:

  • +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
  • 1300 555 135 from within Australia
  • +61 421 269 080 from SMS

Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the High Commission appointments. Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes. By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT’s behalf for these purposes. If this information is not collected, DFAT’s ability to arrange your appointment will be limited. Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore’s Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT’s Privacy Policy.

 Travel Advice

Brunei's Syariah Penal Code has entered into force. Travel advice can be found at the Smartraveller website. The Australian High Commission, Bandar Seri Begawan, encourages all Australians living in or visiting Brunei Darussalam to subscribe to Smartraveller alerts. This is a free email service to provide you with the latest updates to our travel advice.

Current Vacancies

To view current job vacancies and how to apply, please click on the link below:

Employment

Applications should be submitted through the online portal and not be sent via email. All position specific inquiries should be sent via email to [email protected]

Would you like to be invited to High Commission events?

Australians wishing to register socially with the Australian High Commission to be kept updated of our events, such as Australia Day and ANZAC Day, should complete the Australian Community Outreach form and send it to [email protected]. You can also stay up to date with everything the High Commission is doing by following us on our Facebook page, Australia in Brunei Darussalam.

  Are you an Australian Global Alumni?

Did you Study in Australia? The High Commission likes to stay connected with graduates of all Australian educational institutions. If you have completed high school, university, in service training or other education in Australia please fill out the Alumni Registration Form and email it to [email protected] to stay informed about tailored events and opportunities.

The Australian Government has also created a virtual global network for international scholars and fellows who have studied in Australia and for Australians who have studied overseas.  Go to our Brunei Australia Alumni page to find out more!

Privacy Statement

Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand.