Australian High Commission
Republic of Maldives

The Australian High Commission acts on behalf of the Australian Government to strengthen bilateral relations between the Republic of Maldives and Australia. We also provide a range of services, including consular and notarial services.

The Australian High Commission in Malé is supported by the Australian High Commission in Colombo to provide passport services.

Head Of Mission

His Excellency Mr David Jessup is currently Australia’s High Commission to the Republic of Maldives.



50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Australia and the Maldives


I send my warmest wishes as Australia and the Maldives celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations.

Since 1974, we’ve worked together to pursue common interests, and our relationship is underpinned by mutual respect and trust.

The opening of Australia’s High Commission in Malé last year further deepened our friendship, and reflects Australia’s increased engagement in the Indian Ocean region.

As neighbours in the region, Australia and the Maldives share a strong interest in a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indian Ocean, where countries can cooperate, trade and thrive.

Our friendship is strengthened by our shared belief in the power of education. Programs like the Australia Awards have supported more than 700 Maldivians to study in Australia and go on to work at the highest levels of government and business.

The Maldives is one of Australia’s valued partners, and I look forward to a productive relationship in the years ahead.


The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Prime Minister of Australia

January 2024


Contact Information

Australian High Commission
Level 5, JEN Hotel Maldives Malé
Ameer Ahmed Magu
Malé, 20096 Republic of Maldives

Telephone: +960 334 0080

For 24 hour consular emergency assistance please telephone 1300 555 135 from within Australia, or + 61 2 6261 3305 from overseas.

Opening Hours

The Consular Section is open to the public from 9.30am to 3.00pm Sunday to Thursday, except for public holidays.


Public Holidays in 2024



Public Holiday


1 January 2024

New Year’s Day


11 March 2024

First of Ramazan


10 April 2024

Eid al-Fitr


11 April 2024

Eid al-Fitr (in lieu)


1 May 2024

Labour Day


16 June 2024

Eid al-Alha (in lieu)


17 June 2024

Eid al-Alha (in lieu)


7 July 2024

Islamic New Year


4 September 2024

National Day


15 September 2024

Prophet Muhammad's Birthday


3 November 2024

Victory Day


11 November 2024

Republic Day


25 December 2024

Christmas Day


26 December 2024

Boxing Day


















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