Australian High Commission
Cook Islands

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not taking public appointments at this time. Our ability to provide some services may be limited. We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need. If you require urgent assistance, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre, Canberra (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305.


Australian High Commission in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

G'day, Kia Orana and welcome to the official website of the Australian High Commission in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Our High Commissioner is Dr Christopher Watkins.

We invite you to access the resources and information contained on this website or contact us at


Travel advice

Need information on visiting Rarotonga? Read the following:


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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.

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If you need immediate assistance, you can call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.



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Notarial Services

The Australian High Commission in Rarotonga does not provide notarial services.

Australian Passport Offices in Sydney or Melbourne can legalise (Apostille/Authenticate) some Australian documents and can issue Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI). Information on how to request these services via mail can be found in the ‘Documents in Australia’ section on the Smartraveller website

The Australian High Commission in Wellington, may be able to assist with other notarial acts. Contact the High Commission by email on or by phone on +64 4 473 6411.


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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. 

A recruitment process for a dynamic, self-motivated and experienced staff member is likely to begin in early 2020.

Details will be made available on this website shortly.


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