Australia and Malaysia – Embracing Opportunity, Pursuing Prosperity

Australian High Commission

Information about Australia’s trade, foreign relations, economy, environment, government, indigenous peoples, science, culture and more. An overview of Australia.

Australian Government Foreign policy

Advancing the National Interest is the Government’s – and Australia’s – second foreign and trade policy White Paper. It is a comprehensive assessment of Australia’s place in the world and articulation of the Government’s strategies to protect and promote the security and prosperity of Australia and the people.

Trade policy

The Australian Government’s ambitious trade policy is geared towards increasing economic activity, creating jobs and getting a fair deal for Australia in the international marketplace. This all adds up to more jobs, more choice for consumers, and a higher standard of living for all Australians.

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Trade with Australia

Malaysia is Australia’s 12th largest trading partner with trade in merchandise goods valued at $A6.4 billion in 2003. Additional information can be accessed via the menu on the left.

Assistance in Malaysia

The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government agency that helps Australian companies win overseas business for their products and services. We offer practical advice, market intelligence and ongoing support (including financial) to Australian businesses looking to develop international markets. We also provide advice and guidance on overseas investment and joint venture opportunities in countries such as Malaysia. Austrade’s strength is that its office in Malaysia has a combination of highly skilled local business development staff and Australian representatives who understand Australian business.

For Malaysian Businesses, Austrade can:

  • provide buyers with up-to-date advice on Australia’s supply capability across a wide range of products, services and technology;
  • match buyers with Australian suppliers. Buyers are asked to provide some key data about their company and their needs so that the best possible connections with potential Australian suppliers can be made using Austrade’s extensive electronic data-base of export ready companies;
  • assist Malaysian companies who may be seeking to represent or establish strategic alliances with Australian suppliers in their local markets,

“Australian Suppliers Database” has large numbers of potential Australian suppliers.

Scott Caithness, Senior Trade Commissioner, Kuala Lumpur, undertakes overall management and responsibility for Austrade in Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.

Austrade Kuala Lumpur’s office contact details follow:

The Australian High Commission
6 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (603) 2146 5588 Fax: (603) 2146 5680
Corporate website: www.austrade.gov.au

The Australian High Commission Address

No. 6, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
General line: 603-2146 5555
General fax: 603-2141 5773
Trade services (AUSTRADE) fax: 603-2146 5680
DIMA (Immigration) fax: 603-2141 4495
DEST (Education) fax: 603-2145 7807

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Chancery Opening Hours

8:30am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:30pm daily
(weekdays only)

Visa and Immigration

Opening Hours: 8:30 – 12:00 noon weekdays
The counters will be closed to the public in the afternoons
Tel: 6 03 – 2146 5642 (telephone enquiries from 1:30pm – 3:30pm only)
Fax: 6 03 – 2141 4495
Email: [email protected]

Mailed correspondence can be sent to:
Visa Section, Australian High Commission
6 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The visa section also operates a 24 hour, visa information service line on
(03) 2146 5642. A visa officer will be available to handle enquiries from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on weekdays except Wednesdays and public holidays.

Services to Australians: Consular/Australian Passports

Passport submissions/Authentication of documents:
8:30am – 12:00 noon

Urgent passport issues and emergency assistance for Australian citizens please call:

Tel: 6 03 – 2146 5575 / 5775 (8.30 am to 12.30 noon & 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm)
6 03 – 2146 5555 (outside of office hours)
Fax: 6 03 – 2141 5773

Australian Honorary Consul
Suite 10.1, Level 10
Wisma Great Eastern
65 Jalan Gaya
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88000 Malaysia
Tel: (60 88) 267 151
Fax: (60 88) 266 509
e-mail: [email protected]
Mobile: (60) 19 880 1171

Australian Honorary Consul Kuching
Australian Consulate
Suite 504, 5th floor
Wisma Bukit Mata Kuching
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
93100 KUCHING, SARAWAK
Telephone: (082) 233350
Fax: (082) 233480

Australian Honorary Consul Penang
1-C Lorong Hutton
10050 PENANG
Telephone: (04) 263 3320
Fax: (04) 263 3320

Austrade

Opening Hours: 8:30am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:30pm.
Tel: 6 03 – 2146 5588
Fax: 6 03 – 2146 5680

Australian Education International

Opening Hours: 8:30am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:30pm.
Tel: 6 03 – 2146 5647
Fax: 6 03 – 2145 7807

Public Affairs/General Enquiries

Opening Hours: 8:30am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:00pm.
Tel: 6 03 – 2146 5533
Fax: 6 03 – 2141 5773