Australia in the Caribbean
Welcome to the official website of the Australian High Commission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Australian High Commission is accredited to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, The Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago.
The High Commission is also responsible for providing consular assistance in Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dutch Leeward Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao), Dutch Leeward Islands (Sint Maarten, Saba, Sint Eustatius), French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, and Turks and Caicos Islands.
Bruce Lendon has served as Australia’s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago since October 2019. You can read his biography here. Mr Lendon will also be accredited to the countries listed above and serve as Australia’s Plenipotentiary Representative to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
You can read about Australia’s relations with countries of the Caribbean and CARICOM here.
Visit our page Australia in the Caribbean today!
24-hour Consular Support
Need emergency consular assistance? Please call any time, any day:
- +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
- 1300 555 135 from within Australia
You can also call the Australian High Commission in Port of Spain between 8am and 4:30pm, Mondjay to Friday (local time) on +1 868 822 5450 or email email@example.com.
To learn about we can and cannot do, please refer to the Consular Services Charter.
Have you lost your Australian passport or had it stolen in the Caribbean? If so:
- Report the loss or theft online
- Contact the Australian High Commission in Port of Spain during local business hours
- Call the Australian Passport Information Service on 131 232 from within Australia
- Seek more information on the Australian Passports Office website
Need to apply for or renew your Australian passport? If so:
- Visit the Australian Passports Office website
- Contact the Australian High Commission in Port of Spain to book an appointment to lodge your passport application
Please visit our Facebook page Australia in the Caribbean for advice on when and where High Commission staff are travelling in the region to conduct passport services.
Some jurisdictions will not allow entry on passports that are due to expire within six months.
Recent legislation has made it mandatory that all applicants present for an interview at their nearest/most convenient consulate or embassy. Australian citizens wishing to apply for or renew their Australian passports can now do so at three of our accredited Australian Honorary Consulates in Barbados, Jamaica and The Bahamas, in addition to the Australian High Commission in Port of Spain.
Please note Frequent Traveller Passport (FTP) applications are no longer accepted in Australia or overseas (as of 1 December 2017). The overall demand for FTPs has decreased as more countries are issuing electronic visas. You can discuss the options for a replacement passports with the Australian High Commission.
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The Australian High Commission in Port of Spain is able to provide a limited range of notarial services. These services are for Australian citizens, non-Australian citizens who hold a current Permanent Resident visa, and for other nationalities so long as the documents are for use in Australia.
If you have any queries or would like to make a booking, please contact the Australian High Commission.
Consular fees are payable for these services and for some services, there may be free alternatives available such as witnessing of documents by medical practitioners or police officers. From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Visiting or living in the Caribbean? Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.
You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.
In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade publishes travel advisories for:
- The Bahamas
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Severe weather: Hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, tornadoes and flooding
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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not produce travel advisories for Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and Suriname, or any of the non-independent Caribbean territories at this time.