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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and Chinese President President Xi Jinping announced the conclusion of negotiations for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) on 17 November 2014. Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng signed a Declaration of Intent to work towards signature of the Agreement. ChAFTA lays an historic foundation for the next phase of Australia's economic relationship with China. [ More ]
The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday, 29 November 2014.
To enrol or update your voting details, please click here. To confirm your enrolment to vote online, click here. The Consulate is not in a position to confirm your eligibility to vote in the state election.
Early voting for eligible voters will be available at the Australian Consulate-General, 24 Floor, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai. The polling centre’s opening hours will be 9am to 5pm from Wednesday 19 to Friday 28 November 2014. The polling centre will be closed Saturday, 22 November and Sunday, 23 November. Please also note the polling centre will not open on Election Day Saturday, 29 November.
If you are unable to use the pre-poll services, postal voting is an option. Postal vote applications will be available from Wednesday, 5 November. For further details, please visit www.vec.vic.gov.au.
The Australian Consulate-General is inviting Primary 1 to Secondary 6 students in Hong Kong to enter its “My Australian Christmas Card Competition”. Young artists are encouraged to start their own cultural exploration of how they might celebrate Christmas in an Australian summer.
The competition will be comprised of 4 categories: Junior Primary (primary 1 to 3); Senior Primary (primary 4 to 6), and Junior Secondary (secondary 1 to 3) and Senior Secondary (secondary 4 to 6). Entries should be submitted on or before 26 November, 2014. [ More ]
|The Smartraveller advisory for Hong Kong has been reviewed and reissued with new information regarding large pro-democracy demonstrations. We recommend that Australians avoid large public demonstrations, and monitor local media to keep abreast of latest developments. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Hong Kong. To access the full Smartraveller advisory for Hong Kong, click here, visit www.Smartraveller.gov.au, or download the Smartraveller App for iPhone.|
Have you been a recipient, or do you know a recipient of an Australia Award study grant, including the Cheung Kong Endeavour Awards? Interested in reconnecting with Australia through social, education and business-related events? We’re seeking to reconnect with Australia Awards alumni in Hong Kong and Macau. Click here to share your Australia Awards experience.
A message from the Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Trade & Investment, Hon. Julie Bishop MP and Minister Andrew Robb AO MP highlighting the Australian Government's foreign and trade priorities.
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Australians living, or staying for an extended period, in Hong Kong and Macau are encouraged to register their contact details at www.orao.dfat.gov.au
Hong Kong secondary students will get to experience ground-breaking teaching styles and world-leading technologies during the 2014 Australian Teaching and Learning Showcase. [ More ]
Australian expertise is helping Macau immigration authorities to crackdown on passport cheats and identity fraud as part of a broader cooperation agreement with Australia's immigration and border protection department. [ More ]
Immigration and Citizenship services from the Australian Consulate General will change from Monday 13 October with the opening of the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC). The new AVAC is located at Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. [ More ]