Australia in the Caribbean

Australia in the Caribbean Welcome to the official page of the Australian Government in the Caribbean. The Australian High Commission, based in Trinidad and Tobago, is accredited to the following 14 Caribbean countries:

- Antigua and Barbuda
- Barbados
- Belize
- Dominica
- Grenada
- Guyana
- Haiti
- Jamaica
- St Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Suriname
- The Bahamas
- Trinidad and Tobago.

The Australian High Commission also holds consular responsibilities for the following countries:

- Anguilla
- Aruba
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Curaçao
- French Guiana
- Guadeloupe
- Martinique
- Montserrat
- Sint (Saint) Maarten; and
- Turks and Caicos Islands

Read and subscribe on Smartraveller.gov.au to the Australian Government’s travel advice for:
- Belize
- Guyana
- Haiti
- Jamaica
- The Bahamas
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Caribbean Hurricane Season

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 territories of the region at this time. The Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago is not responsible for immigration or visa queries. For assistance with these matters, please visit http://www.trinidadandtobago.highcommission.gov.au/ptsp/Visas_and_Migration.html

For consular emergencies, please call +61 2 6261 1165. Alternatively, you may call the Trinidad and Tobago number +1 868 822 5450. Moderation guidelines for interaction on this page are available at www.dfat.gov.au/disclaimer.html

For updates from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade subscribe to: Twitter account: @dfat (https://twitter.com/DFAT)
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/DFAT

Operating as usual

Happy International Day for Monuments and Sites. As fellow members of the World Heritage Committee, Australia and St Kit...
18/04/2021

Happy International Day for Monuments and Sites. As fellow members of the World Heritage Committee, Australia and St Kitts and Nevis are working together to protect World Heritage sites in Australia, the Caribbean and beyond.

18 April marks International Day for Monuments and Sites.

This year’s theme is Complex pasts: Diverse Futures.

In Australia, we are committed to protecting our 20 World Heritage sites, including those that demonstrate our unique cultural heritage.

We are striving for best practice through innovation, science, effective management and engagement of Indigenous peoples.

Check out our 20 sites and start dreaming of your visit today.

To learn more visit: bit.ly/3drtOml

Hey boys and girls, future Rembrandts and Picassos. You all were fabulous, and we would like to say thank you for your w...
16/04/2021

Hey boys and girls, future Rembrandts and Picassos. You all were fabulous, and we would like to say thank you for your wonderful bilby submissions. We're working really hard on choosing the winners, but we've still got prizes coming in from down under. Take a look at this cool pull out poster colouring book! Somebody's wall art is going to be A-MAZING!

Australian High Commissioner Bruce Lendon called on Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Senat...
14/04/2021

Australian High Commissioner Bruce Lendon called on Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Senator the Honourable Dr Amery Browne, on 26 March at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Port of Spain. They discussed Australia’s and Trinidad and Tobago’s shared multilateral interests and important global issues, including climate change and the economic impacts of COVID-19. 🇦🇺🇹🇹

Australian High Commissioner Bruce Lendon called on Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Senator the Honourable Dr Amery Browne, on 26 March at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Port of Spain. They discussed Australia’s and Trinidad and Tobago’s shared multilateral interests and important global issues, including climate change and the economic impacts of COVID-19. 🇦🇺🇹🇹

The Australian High Commission welcomes the Australian-built fast ferry, Buccoo Reef, to the shores of Trinidad and Toba...
07/04/2021

The Australian High Commission welcomes the Australian-built fast ferry, Buccoo Reef, to the shores of Trinidad and Tobago! This exquisite 100 metre catamaran, built by Australian company Incat, will join the Australian-built APT James in servicing the seabridge between Trinidad and Tobago. We hope the citizens of T&T enjoy the ride! 🇦🇺🇹🇹⛴

On Tuesday 6th April, 2021, the Buccoo Reef completed it journey home!

Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport and executives of the National Infrastructure Development company were on hand to meet the vessel as it arrived at the Port of Port of Spain at 3PM.

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) and the National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GoRTT) has delivered on its long term strategy by providing two new passenger vessels.
These new additions will now increase the passenger ferry fleet and the overall operating capacity of the Interisland ferry service. They were designed to meet the specifications and needs of the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to enjoy sailing between both islands

The Specifications of the new passenger vessel are as follows:

• 100m Aluminium Wave-Piercing Passenger Catamaran

• 1,000 passengers capacity (including crew)

• 3 hours (approximately) expected sailing time

• Vehicle Capacity: 175 truck lane metres (3.1m wide x 4.6m high); 182 cars at 4.5m length x 2.3m

• 39.5 knots travelling speed

• A ‘Maritime Dynamics’ active ride control system fitted to maximise passenger comfort.

• Custom-Designed and Built for citizens of Trinidad and Tobago

The Buccoo Reef now joins the A.P.T. James and other passenger vessels on the TT Interisland Sea Bridge. Let's Cherish our new historical assets !

Drop the TT Flag in the Comments !

One more day to enter the EASTER BILBY COLOURING COMPETITION! 🎨🖍Hello kids. We hope you had an enjoyable Easter! We rece...
06/04/2021

One more day to enter the EASTER BILBY COLOURING COMPETITION! 🎨🖍

Hello kids. We hope you had an enjoyable Easter! We received quite a few colourful bilbies over the weekend and are counting down the hours for you to send us some more.

For those of you who have not had the chance to enter (because you were busy having too much fun collecting Easter eggs), you have one more day to send us your lovely artwork.

For competition details, please visit: https://trinidadandtobago.embassy.gov.au/ptsp/events.html

Hey there boys and girls.  More prizes have come hop hop hopping along all the way from Australia, and we're expecting s...
01/04/2021

Hey there boys and girls. More prizes have come hop hop hopping along all the way from Australia, and we're expecting some more delicious Aussie treats soon. I know you're probably thinking, "Australia's got Milo too?" A bit of trivia - Milo was invented in 1934 by Australian chemical engineer Thomas Mayne. So next time your're in the shops with Mum or Dad, let them know that your favourite malt drink comes from Australia.

The High Commission looks forward to receiving your colourful bilbies over the Easter weekend.

For competition details and your colouring template, please visit:
https://trinidadandtobago.embassy.gov.au/ptsp/events.html

27/03/2021

Thanks everyone for joining us. We hope you enjoyed our presentation. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend. We'll be in touch with giveaway winners in the coming days!

26/03/2021
Virtual Commonwealth Cultural Celebration 2021

An exciting line-up of performers at tonight’s virtual Commonwealth Cultural Celebration! Stay tuned as we share a taste of some of the Commonwealth cultural influences on T&T! You won’t want to miss our amazing performances, including by Patrice Roberts! Check out the comments too – we’ve got some fun giveaways!

26/03/2021
Virtual Commonwealth Cultural Celebration 2021

An exciting line-up of performers at tonight’s virtual Commonwealth Cultural Celebration! Stay tuned as we share a taste of some of the Commonwealth cultural influences on T&T! You won’t want to miss our amazing performances, including by Patrice Roberts! Check out the comments too – we’ve got some fun giveaways!

26/03/2021
UK in Trinidad and Tobago - British High Commission, Port of Spain

UK in Trinidad and Tobago - British High Commission, Port of Spain

It's a full line-up this evening! You won't want to miss this exciting cultural celebration!
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▶️ Tune in from 6pm today on UK in Trinidad and Tobago - British High Commission, Port of Spain and Australia in the Caribbean!
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👀Spotted: Patrice Roberts Music, Drupatee Ramgoonai, Nailah Blackman

100 years ago, Edith Cowan OBE became the first woman elected to an Australian parliament. She was a trailblazer then an...
23/03/2021
Edith Cowan

100 years ago, Edith Cowan OBE became the first woman elected to an Australian parliament. She was a trailblazer then and her memory continues to inspire many who have followed her.

In her maiden speech, Edith said to her assembled colleagues, “If men and women can work for the State side-by-side and represent all the different sections of the community… I cannot doubt that we should do very much better work in the community than was ever done before”. Her words are as relevant today as they were a century ago.

There is great inspiration from those like Edith, and their many achievements, particularly her work to improve the lives of women and children and the under-privileged. That leadership and work is why she is on Australia’s $50 note.

On the centenary anniversary of Edith’s achievement, Australia recognises the progress that has been made and acknowledges the ongoing need to strive towards gender equality and the full and meaningful participation of women in public life.

1921: Edith Cowan elected to parliament

22/03/2021
Marise Payne

This #WorldWaterDay, we reflect on the value of water 💧.

In communities and households, water means health, hygiene and dignity.

That is why Australia 🇦🇺 is supporting vulnerable communities across the Caribbean to safeguard this precious resource and ensure it is accessible to all. Over the last few months alone, groups in Jamaica 🇯🇲, Saint Lucia 🇱🇨, Suriname 🇸🇷 and Guyana 🇬🇾 have been awarded grants under Australia’s Direct Aid Program to assist schools and communities access potable water, improving health, sanitation and well-being.

Hear from Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Hon. Marise Payne on how Australia is contributing to two Sustainable Development Goals where water is critical.

https://fb.watch/4kOTCrYYdl/

#SDG6
#WWD2021
#Water2me
#PartnershipsForRecovery

Access to clean water and sanitation underpins sustainable development and gender equality in the Indo-Pacific. I was pleased to highlight Australia’s partnerships in our region in the UN High-Level Meeting on Water this week.

Australia is committed to advancing human rights globally, including the elimination of Racial Discrimination. This #Har...
21/03/2021

Australia is committed to advancing human rights globally, including the elimination of Racial Discrimination. This #HarmonyWeek and today, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we stand together to #FightRacisim by promoting the national campaign Racism. It Stops With Me. #IDERD

https://itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au/

20/03/2021
Scott Morrison (ScoMo)

Scott Morrison (ScoMo)

A huge honour and recognition for Australia. Well done to Mathias Cormann on being elected as the next Secretary-General of the OECD, one of the world’s most important international economic organisations.

This is the most senior appointment of an Australian candidate to an international body for decades.

Mathias will make an outstanding contribution as leader of the OECD and I thank all the member nations of the OECD for their support.

Australia is delighted to be supporting Antigua and Barbuda’s Beekeepers Cooperative Society to upgrade its facility thr...
19/03/2021

Australia is delighted to be supporting Antigua and Barbuda’s Beekeepers Cooperative Society to upgrade its facility through the Direct Aid Program. 🇦🇺🇦🇬🐝

The Antigua Beekeepers Corporative Society Ltd. in conjunction with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) and the Ministry of Agriculture recently held a press launch to start renovations at the Beekeeper's headquarters located in Belmont Estate.
IICA National Specialist, Craig Thomas and President of the Beekeepers Corporative, Brent Georges spearheaded this initiative which they first submitted back in 2019 and were unsuccessful but submitted it again in 2020 and were successful.
IICA secured funding from the Australian High Commission in the amount of approximately US $16,000 to refurbish the building. Renovation works will include; plumbing, electrical, and painting. Cleaning of the facility has already started in preparation for further renovation works to be done.
The goal of this initiative is to create a centralized facility for beekeepers and beekeeping operations in Antigua and Barbuda and increase the output of bee-related products, such as honey, wax, candles, lip balms, etc.
The Ministry of Agriculture plays a critical role in the development of the beekeeping sector, through advocacy and policy expansion.
Remarks were given by the Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Samantha Marshall, who pledged support to the initiative in seeing the development of the sector in Antigua and Barbuda.
Remarks were also delivered by the IICA representative in the Eastern Caribbean States, Mr. Gregg Rawlins, and the Deputy High Commission to Australia, H.E Casey Beath.

#CommonwealthDay celebrations continue! 🎉High Commissioner Bruce Lendon was delighted to join fellow Commonwealth countr...
18/03/2021

#CommonwealthDay celebrations continue! 🎉

High Commissioner Bruce Lendon was delighted to join fellow Commonwealth country representatives at Wildflower Park in Port of Spain last week to unveil the Commonwealth Garden. The garden, shaped to represent Trinidad and Tobago and the Commonwealth logo, features an array of wildflowers, adding to Trinidad and Tobago's rich biodiversity. A small but significant symbol of the importance of environmental sustainability to our Commonwealth family ahead of CHOGM 2021 and #COP26 🌳

EASTER BILBY COLOURING COMPETITION 🐇🐇🎨🎨🖍🖍🖌🖌Hello kids! Australia's Easter Bunny, the Bilby, is in need of a spot of colo...
17/03/2021

EASTER BILBY COLOURING COMPETITION 🐇🐇🎨🎨🖍🖍🖌🖌

Hello kids! Australia's Easter Bunny, the Bilby, is in need of a spot of colour. The Bilby is a marsupial native to Australia, known for its large rabbit-like ears, long pointed snout and excellent burrowing abilities. Join in the fun and grab your crayons, colour pencils, markers or watercolours and help bring the Bilby to life. We've got lots of wonderful Australian prizes and treats in store.

The competition opens today, 17 March, and closes on 7 April. It is open to children aged 5-12 years in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

Click on this link where you and your parents can learn more:https://trinidadandtobago.embassy.gov.au/ptsp/events.html

15/03/2021
Australia is acting on climate change Part 3 - supporting the Pacific

Australia is acting on climate change 🌏 Australia is supporting Small Island Developing States in the Pacific to adapt and lower emissions, pledging $500 million to support renewable energy and climate and disaster resilience.

Sub-set of the 17 December statement by Jamie Isbister, Australians Ambassador for the Environment - part 3, supporting the Pacific.

On the remote beaches of western Cape York, Queensland, Indigenous rangers are using artificial intelligence, cloud comp...
10/03/2021
Indigenous knowledge and AI help save baby turtles - CSIROscope

On the remote beaches of western Cape York, Queensland, Indigenous rangers are using artificial intelligence, cloud computing and Indigenous knowledge to protect endangered sea turtle hatchlings from feral pigs. 🐢

We're in partnership with Indigenous rangers in Cape York and engineers at Microsoft to use AI to help protect baby turtles into the future.

08/03/2021
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Happy International Women’s Day!

Australia is delighted to be supporting projects that empower women and girls across the Caribbean through our Direct Aid Program, including projects that advance women in business and improve health outcomes.

Hear from Australia’s Ambassador for Gender Equality, Julie-Anne Guivarra, on Australia’s efforts supporting this year’s theme, Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 word.

#IWD2021 #womenlead

Gender equality is central to DFAT’s foreign policy, trade & development objectives.

This includes our #PartnershipsForRecovery development program, which is helping support women’s leadership and economic empowerment across the Indo-Pacific.

On #InternationalWomensDay, hear from Australia’s Ambassador for Gender Equality, Julie-Ann Guivarra, about 🇦🇺’s commitment to empowering women and girls and supporting women leaders in our region and around the world ⬇️

Happy #CommonwealthDay to our fellow Commonwealth countries here in the Caribbean 🇦🇺🇦🇬🇧🇸🇧🇧🇧🇿🇩🇲🇬🇩🇬🇾🇯🇲🇱🇨🇰🇳🇻🇨🇹🇹Today, 54 Co...
08/03/2021
Commonwealth Day

Happy #CommonwealthDay to our fellow Commonwealth countries here in the Caribbean 🇦🇺🇦🇬🇧🇸🇧🇧🇧🇿🇩🇲🇬🇩🇬🇾🇯🇲🇱🇨🇰🇳🇻🇨🇹🇹

Today, 54 Commonwealth countries spread across every continent in the world are celebrating #CommonwealthDay under the theme 'Delivering a Common Future' - highlighting how members are innovating, connecting and transforming to help achieve some of our biggest goals, like fighting climate change, promoting good governance and boosting trade.

Australia is a committed and active member of the Commonwealth, and is delighted to be working with our Caribbean Commonwealth partners to promote democracy, the rule of law, human rights, gender equality and inclusive sustainable development.

Stay tuned for exciting virtual events in celebration of #CommonwealthDay 2021 later this month!

https://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealth-day

Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe. Commonwealth Day 2021 Commonwealth Day 2021 will be celebrated on Monday 8 March 2021, with a schedule of virtual events about which more inform...

07/03/2021
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Since Australia's first female Head of Mission was appointed in 1971, the ranks of Australia's women leaders overseas has continued to grow. This Portraits & Mirrors Exhibition shines a light on Australia's first female Heads of Mission or Post around the world. 🇦🇺🌏

Diversity offers DFAT a wider pool of ideas and helps make us better leaders, service providers and advocates. It enables us to formulate and implement the best foreign, trade and development policy and helps us deliver for Australia and Australians.

Since Australia’s first female Head of Mission was appointed High Commissioner to New Zealand in 1971, the ranks of Australian women in leadership positions overseas has continued to grow.

DFAT's Portraits & Mirrors exhibition shines a light on Australia's female Heads of Mission or Post across our overseas network.

These women are exemplars of determination and courage, paving the way for Australia’s female diplomats today and into the future.

Explore the online version of Portraits & Mirrors ⬇️ https://www.dfat.gov.au/publications/about-australia/portraits-mirrors-exhibition

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Port Of Spain

From Port of Spain: Board a licensed St James taxi ('H' number plates), located facing West on Hart Street (immediately outside Woodford Square)Request a stop at Herbert Street, which is obliquely opposite Murray Street on Tragarete Road.From Westmoorings, Diego Martin, St. James, board a licensed yellow-band maxi (H number plates) or licensed taxi heading East into Port-of-Spain. In the case of taxis: confirm with the driver that s/he is passing along Tragarete Road and request a stop at Herbert Street, which is obliquely opposite Murray Street.Maxi taxis do not pass along Tragarete road, ask the driver to let you out at Gray Street (the corner with the Office of the Prime Minister) and head in a southerly direction. At the end of the street - Gray Street ends at Tragarete Road, turn left. The Australian High Commission is the second building on the left (next to Solera).Please note: taxis and maxis are communal use for a standard fare based on different locations. Private hire taxis are available but costs for their hire must be negotiated before boarding.

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Any chance that there’s someone coming to Martinique in the near future for passport services. I’m looking to renew my 5 yo sons passport please. TIA
Hello, I’m Steven MATELOT, I live in Haiti. I want to visit my fiancee in Australia, please How I can apply for a Australian visa ?
Hello, What should a Haitian do to visit Australia?
i have a private plane going to Miami from Trinidad in the next week. 6 Seats available, please whatsapp me if serious. 3165434
Is there any chartered flights leaving Trinidad in the near future for Australian residents/citizens currently here?
Hi, my passport will likely become 6 month pre-expiration before the pandemic is over. How can I renew it from the Cayman Islands if I cannot travel to a consulate?
Good evening. My name is Chigere Ikenna Stanley , I got a call from the Australian immigration requesting for my information in respect of a visa for single candidate . This is to confirm if it is actually valid news or a fake one that needs to disregarded . Thank you
Could someone please advise me how I can apply for a Trinidadian passport. I was born in Trinidad in 1966 and moved to Australia when I was three and therefore have and Australian passport. I would like to apply for a Trinidad passport but there is not information in Sydney as to how I do this. Could someone give me some advice. Thanks
Hello, I am a Haitian citizen, I have the desire to visit Australia this winter or even go for a language course. How can I find the visitor visa or the student visa? Best regards, Serge Mathely Cineus
I was captivated by your beloved country, although I’m back in Trinidad I can’t get Australia off my mind 🇦🇺❤️🇦🇺❤️