Australians in Brunei Darussalam
The Australian Government advises all Australians: do not travel overseas at this time. This is our highest advice level.
We understand this is an anxious and uncertain time. If you are already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.
As more countries close their borders or introduce travel restrictions, overseas travel is becoming more complex and difficult. You may not be able to return to Australia when you had planned to. Consider whether you have access to health care and support systems if you get sick while overseas. If you decide to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible. Commercial options may become less available.
If you are overseas and cannot, or do not want to, return to Australia, follow the advice of local authorities. Take care to minimise your risk of exposure to coronavirus including by self-isolating. If you choose to stay, note our ability to provide consular assistance may be limited.
We encourage you to monitor Smartraveller as well as the High Commission’s Facebook and Instagram for relevant updates.
Please also be aware of the increased exit restrictions Brunei has implemented. Citizens, permanent residents and foreigners with valid identification cards now require approval from the Prime Minister’s Office in order to leave the country.
The Ministry of Health is also publishing daily updates on the COVID-19 situation in Brunei, including on the various entry requirements and self-isolation policies.
For urgent consular assistance contact:
- +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
- 1300 555 135 from within Australia
- +61 421 269 080 from SMS
Returning to Australia
From 21:00 AEST 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents, and immediate family members will be able to enter Australia. They will be required to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of arrival.
These restrictions are subject to change and there are exemptions in place. Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has more information available on entry restrictions.
Australia’s Department of Health has a wide range of information about the COVID-19 situation in Australia, including self-isolation policies.
Appointments at the High Commission
The High Commission continues to welcome clients. You will 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.
For more information on Australia and news on High Commission activities and events, visit our Facebook page Australia in Brunei Darussalam.
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'.
Visitors will be subject to security screening.
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.
To view current job vacancies and how to apply, please click on the link below:
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@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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@example.com 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!
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.