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2018 Victorian State Election

The Victorian State election will be held on Saturday 24 November, 2018.

Overseas voters can vote early by applying for a postal vote or voting in person at the Australian High Commission New Delhi. You will need to know your Australian address as per your enrolment details in order to be issued with the correct ballot papers. For information on checking your enrolment details, please visit

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Australia-India-Japan-United States Consultations

Senior officials from Australia, India, Japan and the United States met on the margins of the East Asia Summit in Singapore for discussions on the Indo-Pacific region. The officials reaffirmed a shared commitment to maintain and strengthen a rules-based order and also reviewed initiatives to enhance regional security, including through cooperation on maritime, counter-terrorism, non-proliferation and cyber issues. Read More

Australia’s largest comedy festival is in India for a five-city tour

Indian audiences are in for a laugh riot as Australia's largest comedy festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), is in India for a five-city tour. Four Australian comedians - the relatable and hilarious Mel Buttle, the ideal Aussie comedian Daniel Connell, a stand-up comedian with a surreal take on the everyday Guy Montgomery, and an observational and often-absurd comedian Aaron Chen - are headed to Bengaluru this week after leaving audiences in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Delhi in splits.




23 - 25 November

That Comedy Club: Koramangala,  Bengaluru

Best of Australian cinema, on show at the Kolkata International Film Festival

In the biggest ever showcase of Australian cinema in India, 27 Australian films are being screened aa part of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). As the focus country at the festival, Australian films are being presented in three broad categories - 100 Years of Australian Cinema; Contemporary Section and Retrospective of Phillip Noyce. Our High Commissioner also inaugurated a poster exhibition to celebrate 100 years of both the Australian cinema and the West Bengal Cinema. The festival concludes on 17 November.

Australia’s Bangarra Dance Theatre conclude their India tour

Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, embark on a multi-city tour of India this month as part of Australia Fest. They will stage Australia’s Bangarra Dance Theatre delivered some spectacular performances across India as part of Australia Fest. They staged Spirit 2018 - a powerful collection of dance stories by Artistic Director Stephen Page, drawn from the company’s 29-year history. During their India tour, the performers also conducted workshops with the tribes of India in Mizoram, Bengal's Purulia district and Madhya Pradesh.

Australia India Showcase at Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week

Australian creativity and style took centre stage at the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week as part of Australia Fest. Five Australian designers- Romance was Born, We are Kindred, Brothers Earth, Cassandra Harper and Roopa Pemmaraju - showcased their collections created using Indian handlooms textiles. The showcase was presented in collaboration with the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, and is an outcome of the MoU between the two countries signed at ‘Textiles India 2017’ in Gandhinagar.

Road to Australian Open 2019 through India

For the first time ever, Tennis Australia has launched the Australian Open in India. As part of the launch they introduced the International Ballkids Program where ten kids will be selected to represent India at the Australian Open 2019. Australian Tennis legend Todd Woodbridge along with the Victorian Governor The Honourable Linda Dessau AC and other dignitaries launched the program in Delhi last week (Read More...)

AWO winning hearts with strings

The Australian World Orchestra wrapped up its India tour with spectacular performances in Kochi, Chennai and Mumbai leaving audiences asking for more. Here are a few glimpses.

Taste of Australia with cooking sensation Gary Mehigan

Cooking sensation Gary Mehigan was in India as part of Australia Fest to share Australia’s culinary culture. The celebrated Master Chef judge conducted a series of interactive food and beverage demonstrations, masterclasses and curated dinners in Delhi & Mumbai. Here are some highlights from his visit.

Australia Fest begins on a magical note

Australia Fest began on a magical note with the launch of the book 'Jadoowallahs, Jugglers and Jinns: A Magical History of India'. Written by renowned Australian author and Australia Fest ambassador, John Zubrzycki, the book is a cultural, social and political history of Indian street and stage magic. Casting their magic spells on the occasion were Australia’s finest illusionist Adam Mada  and Indian Magician Raj Kumar.

Australia unveils #AustraliaFest, its major cultural festival in India

High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu, unveiled the program of Australia Fest – a festival that will bring the best of Australian culture and creativity to India. To be staged across 20 Indian cities, #AustraliaFest will feature music, art, food, film, literature, dance, theatre, sport and much more.  

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India Economic Strategy Released

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released Australia’s India Economic Strategy in Brisbane. The strategy, led by former DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese, is an ambitious plan to grow the economic partnership between India and Australia out to 2035.

Media release: India Economic Strategy | Full report is available at

Capturing India’s economic transformation (video link or watch below)

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