Australian High Commission
Cook Islands

About Us


About Us

Head of Mission

Australian Heads of Mission

On 17 March 2020, Dr Christopher Watkins became Australia's first resident High Commissioner to Cook Islands.  


Contact information

Addresses and contact numbers

The Australian High Commission Rarotonga is co-located with the New Zealand High Commission Rarotonga. Please contact us by phone or email to make an appointment

Phone | +682 73379 

Email |


New Zealand High Commission

1st floor, Philatelic Bureau Building, Takuvaine Rd


Postal address

Australian High Commission Rarotonga, c/o New Zealand High Commission
PO Box 21


Public holidays in 2020

The High Commission will be closed on:

  • 1 January (Wednesday) - New Year’s Day
  • 2 January  (Thursday) - New Year Holiday
  • 10 April (Friday) - Good Friday
  • 13 April (Monday) - Easter Monday
  • 27 April (Monday) Anzac Day (in lieu)
  • 1 June (Monday) – The Sovereign’s/Queen’s Birthday (Cook Islands)
  • 3 July(Friday)  Ra o te Ui Ariki
  • 4 August (Tuesday) Constitution Day
  • 5 October (Monday) - Labour Day
  • 26 October (Monday) National Gospel Day
  • 25 December (Friday) - Christmas
  • 28 December (Monday) – Additional Public Holiday
  • 29 December (Tuesday) – Additional Public Holiday
  • 30 December (Wednesday) – Additional Public Holiday


Job vacancies

The High Commission welcomes expressions of interest from enthusiastic and suitably qualified Cook Islands residents who have an interest in future employment opportunities with the Australian High Commission. 

The High Commission will undertake a recruitment process for a dynamic, self-motivated and experienced staff member in 2020.