Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

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-  Medibank Private/ahm and other recent data breaches – advice for foreign passport holders

Medibank Private/ahm have advised the Australian Passport Office (APO) that no Australian Travel Document information was compromised in this breach.

Foreign passports for international students were compromised through this cyberattack. Medibank Private/ahm are contacting impacted customers directly.

If Medibank Private/ahm have advised you that your foreign passport information was compromised, you should contact the government that issued the passport for advice on what to do. This is also the case for all data breaches that impact foreign passport holders, including the recent breaches at Optus and Medlab.

More information:

Medibank/ahm impacted customers:

Optus impacted customers:

  • Contact Optus customer service directly on 133 937 (within Australia), or +612 8082 5678 (International), or go to their Passport Information (link is external) webpage.
  • Go to our Frequently Asked Questions on the Optus data breach and passport information
  • See the Australian Cyber Security Centre's Optus data breach(link is external) alert.

Medlab impacted customers:

Contact Medlab customer service directly on +61 1800 433 980, or go to their data breach web page (link is external).

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- Australia is now fully open! From 6 July, you no longer need to

  • fill out a Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration when entering Australia
  • declare or prove your vaccination status
  • seek exemptions to enter Australia.

Details ➡️ https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/covid-19-related-border-restrictions-lifted

-  Owing to high demand in India since Australian borders reopened, processing times have been affected & processing times increased. More info ➡️ https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times

Victorian State Elections

The Victorian State Elections will take place on 26 November. If you’re overseas you can still take part by applying online to vote by post.

In-person voting won’t be available overseas, but you can drop your postal vote at certain Australian embassies, high commissions or consulates or the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in London.

If you’re not able to vote, you will need to let the Victorian Electoral Commission know by submitting an ‘away from Victoria’ form.

Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website to learn more: www.vec.vic.gov.au/voting/2022-stateelection

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The Australian Government encourages Australian enterprises operating overseas and multinational enterprises operating in Australia to observe the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a variety of areas, including:

  • human rights;
  • employment and industrial relations;
  • environment;
  • combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion;
  • consumer interests;
  • science and technology;
  • competition; and
  • taxation.

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) promotes the use of the OECD Guidelines and contributes to the resolution of issues relating to their implementation, including facilitating access to conciliation services.

The Australian High Commission, New Delhi is now accepting passport and notarial services by appointment only

The Australian High Commission, New Delhi is now accepting passport and notarial services by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email [email protected]

Latest news

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles visits India

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP, concluded his three-day visit to India on 23 June. The visit marked the first high-level visit from Australia from the new government after the recent elections. Defence is an important pillar of the Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. In his bilateral meeting with Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, both Ministers reviewed the existing defence cooperation activities and discussed ways to enhance further Australia-India defence cooperation. The Deputy PM also had a productive discussion with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar across the gamut of our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

In New Delhi, Deputy PM Marles laid a wreath at the National Warm Memorial to pay his respects to those who lost their lives in the service of their nation and delivered an address to the National Defence College where he said, "One of the priorities of the new Australian government is India."

In Goa, Deputy PM Marles visited the Indian Naval Station Hansa, did an early morning yoga session to mark International Yoga Day and had an incredible experience flying with the Indian Navy onboard a P-8 from Goa to New Delhi.

Important Links:

Australia’s Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP with Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
Australia’s Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP with Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

 

 

 

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