Australian High Commission
Port Vila
Vanuatu

About Us

About Us

Acting Head of Mission

Mr Jon Philp

Mr Jon Philp is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and most recently High Commissioner to Port Moresby. He has previously served overseas as Ambassador to Afghanistan and Ambassador to Turkey, as well as Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy in Myanmar.

In Canberra he has served with DFAT as First Assistant Secretary, Consular and Crisis Management Division, Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media Branch, Assistant Secretary, Consular Operations and Director, ASEAN, Thailand and Burma.

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 2024

Day

 Date

                    Holiday

Monday

 1 January 2024

                   New Year’s Day‚Äč

Friday

 26 January 2024

                   Australia Day

Tuesday 

 5 March 2024

                   Custom Chief's Day

Friday

 29 March 2024

                   Good Friday

Monday

 1 April 2024

                   Easter Monday

Friday

 26 April 2024

                    ANZAC Day (in lieu)

Wednesday

 24 July 2024

                    Children’s Day

Tuesday

30 July 2024

                    Independence Day

Monday

7 October 2024

                    Labour Day

Wednesday

25 December 2024

                   Christmas Day

Thursday

26 December 2024

                    Boxing Day

Friday

27 December 2024

                   Additional DFAT Public Holiday

Monday

30 December 2024

                   Additional DFAT Public Holiday

Tuesday

31 December 2024 

                   Additional DFAT Public Holiday