Public Holidays / Closures
Public holidays / closures – India and Nepal

The Australia Visa Application Centre in India, Nepal and the Australian High Commission, New Delhi (visa section) will be closed for the following public holidays in 2015.

The Australian High Commission
Visa Application Centre in New Delhi, Chandigarh and Jalandhar
Visa Application Centre in Kolkata
Visa Application Centre in Bangalore and Chennai
Visa Application Centre in Cochin
Visa Application Centre in Hyderabad
Visa Application Centre in Mumbai - North, Mumbai - South and Pune
Visa Application Centre in Ahmedabad
Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal

The Australian High Commission New Delhi will be closed for the following public holidays in 2015

Date Day Holidays Holidays
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day Australian
26 January Monday Australia Day/Republic Day Australian/Indian
6 March Friday Holi Indian
3 April Friday Good Friday Australian/Indian
6 April Monday Easter Monday Australian
8 June Monday Queen’s Birthday Australian
28 August Friday Onam Indian
25 September Friday Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) Indian
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Indian
22 October Thursday Dussehra Indian
11 November Wednesday Diwali Indian
12 November Thursday Govardhan Puja Indian
24 December Thursday Additional DFAT Holiday Australian
25 December Friday Christmas Day Australian

Visa Application Centre in New Delhi, Chandigarh and Jalandhar will be closed for the following public holidays in 2015

Date Day Holidays Holidays
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day Australian
26 January Monday Australia Day/Republic Day Australian/Indian
6 March Friday Holi Indian
3 April Friday Good Friday Australian/Indian
6 April Monday Easter Monday Australian
8 June Monday Queen’s Birthday Australian
28 August Friday Onam Indian
25 September Friday Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) Indian
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Indian
22 October Thursday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra Indian
11 November Wednesday Diwali Indian
12 November Thursday Govardhan Puja Indian
24 December Thursday Additional DFAT Holiday Australian
25 December Friday Christmas Day Australian

Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will be closed for the following public holidays in 2015

Date Day Holidays Holidays
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day Australian
26 January Monday Australia Day/Republic Day Australian/Indian
6 March Friday Holi Indian
3 April Friday Good Friday Australian/Indian
6 April Monday Easter Monday Australian
8 June Monday Queen’s Birthday Australian
25 September Friday Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) Indian
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Indian
20 October Tuesday Dashain Maha Ashtami/Ashtami Indian
21 October Wednesday Dashain Maha Navami/Navami Indian
22 October Thursday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra Indian
11 November Wednesday Diwali Indian
24 December Thursday Additional DFAT Holiday Australian
25 December Friday Christmas Day Australian

Visa Application Centre in Bangalore and Chennai will be closed for the following public holidays in 2015

Date Day Holidays Holidays
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day Australian
15 January Thursday Pongal/Makarsakranti Indian
26 January Monday Australia Day/Republic Day Australian/Indian
3 April Friday Good Friday Australian/Indian
6 April Monday Easter Monday Australian
14 April Tuesday Tamil New Year Indian
8 June Monday Queen’s Birthday Australian
17 September Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi Indian
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Indian
22 October Thursday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra Indian
11 November Wednesday Diwali Indian
12 November Thursday Govardhan Puja Indian
24 December Thursday Additional DFAT Holiday Australian
25 December Friday Christmas Day Australian

Visa Application Centre in Cochin will be closed for the following public holidays in 2015

Date Day Holidays Holidays
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day Australian
26 January Monday Australia Day/Republic Day Australian/Indian
3 April Friday Good Friday Australian/Indian
6 April Monday Easter Monday Australian
15 April Wednesday Vishu-Kerala New Year Indian
8 June Monday Queen’s Birthday Australian
28 August Friday Onam Indian
25 September Friday Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) Indian
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Indian
22 October Thursday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra Indian
11 November Wednesday Diwali Indian
12 November Thursday Govardhan Puja Indian
24 December Thursday Additional DFAT Holiday Australian
25 December Friday Christmas Day Australian

Visa Application Centre in Hyderabad will be closed for the following public holidays in 2015

Date Day Holidays Holidays
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day Australian
15 January Thursday Pongal/Makarsakranti Indian
26 January Monday Australia Day/Republic Day Australian/Indian
6 March Friday Holi Indian
3 April Friday Good Friday Australian/Indian
6 April Monday Easter Monday Australian
8 June Monday Queen’s Birthday Australian
17 September Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi Indian
25 September Friday Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) Indian
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Indian
22 October Thursday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra Indian
11 November Wednesday Diwali Indian
24 December Thursday Additional DFAT Holiday Australian
25 December Friday Christmas Day Australian

Visa Application Centre in Mumbai - North, Mumbai - South and Pune will be closed for the following public holidays in 2015

Date Day Holidays Holidays
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day Australian
26 January Monday Australia Day/Republic Day Australian/Indian
6 March Friday Holi Indian
3 April Friday Good Friday Australian/Indian
6 April Monday Easter Monday Australian
1 May Friday Labour Day/ Maharashtra Day Indian
8 June Monday Queen’s Birthday Australian
17 September Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi Indian
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Indian
22 October Thursday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra Indian
11 November Wednesday Diwali Indian
12 November Thursday Govardhan Puja Indian
24 December Thursday Additional DFAT Holiday Australian
25 December Friday Christmas Day Australian

Visa Application Centre in Ahmedabad will be closed for the following public holidays in 2015

Date Day Holidays Holidays
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day Australian
14 January Wednesday Pongal/Makarsakranti Indian
26 January Monday Australia Day/Republic Day Australian/Indian
6 March Friday Holi Indian
3 April Friday Good Friday Australian/Indian
6 April Monday Easter Monday Australian
8 June Monday Queen’s Birthday Australian
25 September Friday Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) Indian
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Indian
22 October Thursday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra Indian
11 November Wednesday Diwali Indian
12 November Thursday Govardhan Puja Indian
24 December Thursday Additional DFAT Holiday Australian
25 December Friday Christmas Day Australian

Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal will be closed for the following public holidays in 2015

Date Day Holidays Holidays
1 January Thursday New Year’s Day Australian
5 March Thursday Holi Nepalese
3 April Friday Good Friday Australian/Indian
6 April Monday Easter Monday Australian
14 April Tuesday Nepali New Year Nepalese
8 June Monday Queen’s Birthday Australian
21 October Wednesday Dashain Maha Ashtami Nepalese
22 October Thursday Dashain Maha Navami Nepalese
23 October Friday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra Nepalese
11 November Wednesday Diwali /Tihar Nepalese
12 November Thursday Goverdhan Puja/Tihar Nepalese
13 November Friday Bhai Tika/Tihar Nepalese
24 December Thursday Additional DFAT Holiday Australian
25 December Friday Christmas Day Australian