Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

Australian Federal Election

The date for the 2019 Australian Federal Election has not yet been announced.

The Australian High Commission in New Delhi will be offering in person voting for the 2019 Australian Federal Election*. Members of the public must provide photo ID in order to gain access to the High Commission. ID is not required to vote.

For information on enrolling and voting while overseas, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at

If you wish to vote in the federal election you must be enrolled. To enrol, check or update your enrolment details, visit

For updates on the election please check the AEC’s website and follow the AEC’s Twitter account.

*Locations in which in person voting will be offered may change at short notice, subject to unforeseen circumstances or security incidents.

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Working together to build biosecurity capabilities

Australian officials from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources delivered training in Nashik, Maharashtra from 12 to 15 March to help build knowledge around biosecurity treatments. More than 30 Indian officials from the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, the Agricultural Products Export Development Authority and state governments, as well as to exporters, participated in the training program focused on in-transit cold treatment.

Learning maths the fun way

Australia Fest has brought together science communicators and educators in a unique project that will bring to life an innovative exhibition on maths and computational thinking. The project was conceptualised by Dr Stuart Kohlhagen, Senior Fellow of Science and Learning at Questacon (Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre), and presented in India in collaboration with the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM). It aims to extend the capacity of teachers in India to engage students in mathematics, problem solving and also in the area of computational thinking. 

Architectural exhibition through the lens of an Australian photographer opens in Delhi

Fresh from a successful showcase in Ahmedabad,  Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) travelling exhibition The History of the Built World is the first major survey exhibition of one of Australia’s most celebrated architectural photographers, John Gollings’ photographic practice spanning over 50 years.Various Indian architectural marvels - the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Hanuman Temple in Hampi, The Taj Mahal in Agra, Vittala Temple in Hampi and others – also feature in the exhibition alongside many of John’s photographs from world over.

Presented in partnership with the Monash Gallery of Art, the exhibition will be open for public viewing at the India Habitat Centre as part of Habitat Photosphere from 19 February to 18 March 2019.  

Australian Government's response to the India Economic Strategy

The Australian Government has endorsed the India Economic Strategy, including 10 short-term and 10 long-term priority recommendations and has agreed to an initial implementation plan across government. Here are some important links for more information:

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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