Australian High Commission
Honiara
Solomon Islands

About us

About the Australian High Commission in Solomon Islands

Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Dr Lachlan Strahan

Dr Strahan is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and has served in senior roles in Canberra, including as First Assistant Secretary Multilateral Policy Division and First Assistant Secretary, South and West Asia Division. He has previously served overseas in Bonn, Seoul, New Delhi, as Deputy Head of Mission, and Geneva, as the Acting Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Dr Strahan holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in History from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne. He has written two books, Australia’s China: Changing Perceptions from the 1930s to the 1990s, and Day of Reckoning, which traces Australia’s efforts to restore law and order in Papua New Guinea after WWII, which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Australian history prize in 2006. He and Lily have two children, Joschka and Katya.

Contact information

Australian High Commission address and contact numbers

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours

The High Commission will be open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Mondays to Fridays except for public holidays.

2022 - Public Holidays

The High Commission will be closed on:

 Monday, 3 January 2022  New Year's Day
 Monday, 14 March 2022  Canberra Day
 Friday, 15 April 2022  Good Friday
 Monday, 18 April 2022  Easter Monday
 Monday, 25 April 2022  Anzac Day
 Monday, 30 May 2022  Reconciliation Day
 Monday, 6 June 2022  Whit Monday
 Thursday, 7 July 2022  SI Independence Day
 Monday, 3 October 2022  Labour Day
 Monday, 26 December 2022  Boxing Day
 Tuesday, 27 December 2022  Christmas Day (in lieu)
 Wednesday, 28 December 2022  Additional ACT Holiday
 Thursday, 29 December 2022  Additional ACT Holiday
 Friday, 30 December 2022  Additional ACT Holiday