Calling all Australians!

Calling all Australians!

Do you require a new or renewed Australian passport?

Are you an Australian alumni working and/or teaching here in Manitoba?

Are you a Canadian exchange teacher who has taught in an Australian institution?

Then the Australian High Commission in Ottawa (AHC) and the Down Under Club of Winnipeg (DUCW) is inviting you to attend two exciting events.


All Australian passport applications (new and renewed) must now be made in person, which means Aussies need to arrange an appointment for an interview with a Consular Officer.

Keep that Aussie connection alive.

Usually, that means travelling to either Vancouver, Toronto or Ottawa, but to make the process more convenient, the AHC is coming to Winnipeg to conduct passport interviews and provide notarial services.

If you or anyone in your family need to renew or apply for an Australian passport, this is the perfect opportunity to save yourself the hassle and expense of having to make a special trip.

Interviews will be held on Fri. Apr. 28 at Regus Business Centre (201 Portage Ave., 18th floor) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Interview spaces are limited, and you must make an appointment online at


The AHC is also hosting an alumni event in the evening of Thu. Apr. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Miss Browns (288 William Ave.).

This is an outreach event for graduates of Australian universities, vocational or training institutions and exchange teachers to form new personal and professional networks, access opportunities for networking and professional development, and remain connected to Australia.

If you’d like to attend, email with the following details: full name, institution attended, qualification received, year of graduation, area of expertise, current city of residence, and preferred contact details.

RSVP is required by Fri. Apr. 14.

If you are an alumni, don’t miss this opportunity to connect with others in the heart of Canada and beyond.

And for more information about either event, contact the AHC at 1-613-236-0841 or, or in Winnipeg, contact or 204-228-9959.

Jenny Gates is the Media and Communication Coordinator for the Down Under Club of Winnipeg (

Jenny Gates


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