Australian High Commission
Kiribati
High Commission address: Bairiki, Tarawa - Telephone: 21 184 - Fax: 21 904

Australian High Commission in Kiribati

Welcome to the Australian High Commission, Tarawa website. If you wish to seek information about various services we provide, you may click on the links on this page. If you wish to email or make a general inquiry to the office, go to General Enquiry.

Head of Mission

Vacancies

The Australian High Commission is pleased to announce that applications for the position of Program Manager – Finance and Compliance are now open. You can view the applicant information package here. The package contains a summary of the remuneration package to be offered, a copy of the job description, a description of the selection criteria and application details including a cover sheet that must be included in your application.

Please contact Eimi Sariman on email: ahc.tarawa@dfat.gov.au or call the AHC on 21184 for more information. Applications close at 5 pm on 1 August 2014.

Regional Kiribati Poverty Assessment

The Kiribati poverty assessment, developed in 2013, outlines the nature and causes of poverty in Kiribati. It was developed by drawing on a range of sources, including key informant interviews and focus group discussions. The report was drafted with a view to better informing the Australian High Commission staff about how to strengthen the poverty focus of our aid investments. The analysis may be of use to the Government of Kiribati, development partners and academic researchers.

Visas and Immigration

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is making it quicker and easier to apply for visas through ImmiAccount. More information can be found here. For further information about visas and immigration, please see www.immi.gov.au.

In person visa applications and enquiries in Kiribati are dealt with through the Visa Application Centre (VAC). Clients resident in Kiribati, regardless of nationality, should continue to direct enquiries and paper applications to the AVAC in Abarao, Tarawa. Clients can visit the AVAC in person or post or courier their visa application. The VAC is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. For general visa enquiries, please email ttsKiribati@ttsvisas.com or call the VAC on 29264/ 29265. For more information, including forms and checklists, please visit the official TT Services website at www.ttsaustralia.com.

Staff at the VAC have no involvement in the decision-making process or any knowledge of the application outcome.Applications lodged through the VAC are assessed and decided at the Australian High Commission in Suva, Fiji. For further information, please see website.

Australian Grants

Direct Aid Program (DAP)

The DAP is a small discretionary grants scheme administered by the Australian High Commission. Attention is given to projects providing direct benefits to those most in need in the local community, including vulnerable or disadvantaged groups, children and youth. The program usually opens in August for a month each year. It is anticipated that applications for 2014 will open in August.

Australian Government Scholarships (Australia Awards)

The Australia Awards are Australian government scholarships open to citizens of other countries to gain a degree or post-graduate qualification in Australia. Applications for 2014 are now closed. It is anticipated that the next call for applications will occur in April 2015.

Media

Australian Aid Program YouTube Channel

The Department of Foreign Affairs has produced a short, five minute video which introduces Hon Julia Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Hon. Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment outlining the Government’s foreign and trade policy agenda and priorities.

Information for Australian Travellers

Email Enquiries

Passport related enquiries

Consular related enquiries for Australian citizens

All other enquiries

Jobs for Australia 

No Australian company associated with the Overseas Workers Scheme or any other working scheme, has the authority to guarantee jobs or visas. Do not send any money to any company. If asked by any company to send money then refer the matter to the Australian High Commission. There is no guarantee for a working visa to Australia. Be aware that illegitimate websites exist for the sole purpose of receiving payment for services they have no intention of providing.

Public Holidays Observed - 2014

 


 

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