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Launch of the Australian Food Trail

Australia has cemented its reputation as a foodie hotspot, with some of the finest produce and innovative dining scenes around. But what makes Australian cuisine so unique? In partnership with 14 leading Malaysian cafes and restaurants, come join us to discover what Australian food is all about and for your chance to win a grand prize of 2 x return flights from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Perth Australia, courtesy of Malindo Air. See here for further information and terms and conditions.

Notarial service fees to increase from 1 January 2017

The Government announced an increase to Notarial service fees in the 2016-17 Federal Budget, effective 1 January 2017.

Notarial service fees have not increased since 1 July 2000. 

From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Please see here for the new fees.

Australian visa scams

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection warns people to be very cautious regarding claims that Australian visas are allegedly for sale.  These claims are not true.  Australian visas are not for sale. Visas can only be obtained through official channels.  Read more... 

60 years of Australia's diplomatic presence in Malaysia

The Australian High Commission’s special publication commemorating 60 years of Australia’s diplomatic presence in Malaysia is available online. The commemorative book was launched by the Prime Ministers of Australia and Malaysia on 22 November 2015. It captures the long-standing and substantial cooperation between our two countries across many fields including defence, education, business, the arts and sports.  It includes a number of personal stories of Malaysians and Australians who have made key contributions to building our close ties.


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Launch of Australian Food Trail

2 May 2017: The Australian Food Trail, a month long campaign organised by the Australian High Commission, Malaysia, celebrates Australia’s exciting, creative and multicultural food scene as well as the strong people-to-people links between Australia and Malaysia. Read more...

Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

24 April 2017: Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide a package of assistance to address the immediate needs of the people of Yemen. Read more...

Australia and Malaysia celebrate 25 years of Joint Defence Program

27 February 2017: The Australian High Commission hosted a reception on 23 February to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Malaysia-Australia Joint Defence Program (MAJDP). Read more...

Australia and Malaysia sign MOU on Sports Cooperation

23 February 2017: Australia and Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Sport Cooperation. Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Mr Rod Smith, PSM and Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports Secretary-General, Dato’Lokman Ali Hakim signed the MOU at the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Minister of Youth and Sports, Brigadier General H.E. Khairy Jamaluddin witnessed the signing. Read more...

Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program

17 February 2017: Today I announce the selection of 15 social entrepreneurs from across our region for the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP), to be held in Melbourne and Sydney in March. Read more...

Ensure you have the right visa to travel to Australia

14 February 2017: The Australian High Commission reminds Malaysians planning to work in Australia to ensure they have the correct visa before they travel. Read more...

Improving oversight and conditions in detention

9 February 2017: The Government announced its intention to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) by December 2017. Read more…

US – Australia Dialogue on Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

26 January 2017: Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP on US and Australia’s cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, where she emphasised the importance of ongoing US engagement in the region and the importance of ASEAN to our efforts. Read more…

Australia Day 2017

26 January 2017: The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur commemorated Australia Day on 24 January with a stylish reception celebrating Australia’s renowned active lifestyle and the strength and depth of the Australia-Malaysia bilateral relationship, which will enter its 62nd year in 2017. Read more...

The Importance of Asia in the 21st Century

23 January 2017: Speech by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, on the importance of trade liberalisation to our interests in the region, at the Australia America Association, New York. Read more…

2017 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

19 December 2016: Five Malaysian researchers are headed to Australia next year as winners of the prestigious Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, funded by the Australian Government. Read more...

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Education Enquiries

For futher information on studying and living in Australia, please visit the Australian Government website, This website provides information on Australian institutions, courses, scholarships, application process, visa requirements and more. For enquiries, please email

Distinguished Alumni

The High Commission values the contribution the alumni of all Australian universities bring and endeavours to cultivate stronger and closer links through building and maintaining alumni relations as an important aspect of bilateral education ties between Australia and Malaysia.

We are constantly updating our distinguished alumni database. For more information and registration for future alumni events, please email