Services for Australians in South Africa
Assisting Australians Overseas within Limits
Find out what we can and cannot do.
Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.
You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.
In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.
Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.
Read the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's guide on choosing insurance for your travel plans.
For 24 hour consular assistance please call 1300 555 135 (within Australia) or +61 2 6261 3305 (outside Australia). Alternatively, please SMS +61 421 269 080.
The following contact details can be used within business hours:
South Africa, eSwatini and Lesotho
Australian High Commission Pretoria
292 Orient Street
+27 12 423 6000
Please contact Warren Rigelsford, Honorary Consul Botswana
Plot 16C1, Mmokolodi 1, Gaborone
+267 776 00002
+267 769 09454 (WhatsApp)
Please contact Mrs Michelle Smith, Honorary Consul Mozambique.
49 Rua Beiju de Mulata
+258 84 693 3226
Please contact Mr Ed Humphrey, Honorary Consul Namibia.
56 Chalcedoon Street
+264 61 300 194
+264 81 283 4629
Police Clearances from Australia