Australian High Commission
Port Vila
Vanuatu

About Us

About Us

Head of Mission

H.E. Ms Heidi Bootle

Ms Bootle is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was most recently Assistant Secretary, Pacific Partnerships and Development Branch. She has previously served overseas in Noumea, Honiara, and Paris. In Canberra she served as Senior Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs as well as in several leadership roles in DFAT involving Pacific and regional issues.

Ms Bootle holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania, and a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Australian National University. She currently undertaking a Master of Studies majoring in international relations and French.

Ms Bootle arrived in Vanuatu in March 2022 with her son, Dane.

Opening hours

The High Commission is open from 8.00am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays, except on public holidays.

Public holidays

The High Commission Public Holidays for 2023

Day

Date

Holiday

Monday

2 January 2023

New Year’s Day‚Äč (In Lieu)

     

Friday

27 January 2023

Australia Day (In Lieu)

     

Monday

6 March 2023

Chief's Day  (In Lieu)

     

Friday

7 April 2023

Good Friday

     

Monday

10 April 2023

Easter Monday

     

Wednesday

26 April 2023

ANZAC Day (In Lieu)

     
Monday 24 July 2023 Children's Day 
     
Monday  31 July 2023 Independence Day (In Lieu)
     

Thursday

5 October 2023

Constitution Day

     

Monday

25 December 2023

Christmas Day

     

Tuesday

26 December 2023

Boxing Day 

     

Wednesday

27 December 2023

Additional DFAT Public Holiday

     

Thursday

28 December 2023

Additional DFAT Public Holiday

     

Friday

29 December 2023

Additional DFAT Public Holiday