Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

An Australian-Indian nanotechnology pioneer to visit India

An Australian-Indian nanotechnology expert, who was awarded Australia's highest civilian honour – the Companion of the Order of Australia, begins a five-city tour of India on 24 October.

Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, has welcomed the visit by Professor Chennupati Jagadish, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Read more.

High Commissioner's latest speeches

  • High Commissioner's Address at the O P Jindal Global University (13/10/16) - Read more

  • High Commissioner's Speech at the  International River Symposium (12/09/16) - Read more

  • High Commissioner's Speech: Policy Research Workshop on the Food-Energy-Water Nexus in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP) - Read more 

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Australian percussionist Ben Walsh returns to India with new solo live show, Remix Experiment

One of Australia’s most accomplished percussionists and performers, Ben Walsh, is returning to India with his new solo project, Remix Experiment.

Ben Walsh – who is best known for introducing the live drum ’n bass act, The Bird in the late 1990s – will perform in Delhi on October 8 at Bandstand, an act presented by the Australian High Commission in partnership with Wild City. Read More.

Australia-India sports engagement

Indian sports officials are in Australia taking part in a two-week Sports Exchange workshop, designed to provide training in sports administration.

The workshop is one of a number of initiatives Australia has undertaken in response to a request from Prime Minister Modi for greater co-operation in Sport, particularly in Sports training, during reciprocal Prime Ministerial visits in 2014. Read more.

More Australian students to study in India

The Australian Government’s flagship New Colombo Plan education program will support 890 Australian undergraduate students to study and undertake work placements in India in 2017. In its third year, India remains once again one of the most popular destinations for Australian students. Read more.

Australian ultra-marathoner Samantha Gash running for children’s education in India

Kicked off on 22 August, Samantha Gash, an endurance athlete from Australia and a passionate advocate for social change, has begun a 3800 km run across India. Samantha’s Run India Project will take her from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan to Mawsynram in Meghalaya to raise funds for the education of underprivileged children in India. Read more.

Support for Festival of India in Australia 2016

The Turnbull Coalition Government has announced $250,000 to support the Confluence Festival of India in Australia 2016. Click link:

Direct Aid Program 2016/17 grant round opens

Our 2016/17 Direct Aid Program grant round is now open. The program supports projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. Apply now at

Direct Aid Program supports projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. Over the past decade, DAP has built linkages and fostered relationships between Australia and these communities. Read more