Main contact

Physical address

72-76 Hobson Street
Thorndon 6011

Postal address

Australian High Commission
PO Box 4036
Wellington 6140

Tel | (04) 473 6411

Fax | (04) 498 7139 (Political & Ecomomic);

Alternative Fax | (04) 498 7103 (Consular); (04) 498 7135 (Administration)

Email |

Office hours | 9:00am - 12:30pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm Mon - Fri (Passport section).

Staff Details:

Her Excellency Hon Patricia Forsythe, High Commissioner (20 March 2019)
     Mr David Forsythe

Ms Kirsty McNeil, Deputy High Commissioner

Mr Richard MacNeil, Minister Counsellor
     Mrs Joanna Harris-MacNeil

Mr James Watson, Minister Counsellor
     Mrs Fiona Watson

Ms Sophia Knight, Counsellor
     Mr Philip McAuliffe

Ms Wendy Lee, Counsellor and Consul-General
     Mr Andrew King

Ms Erica Biddle, Counsellor (Immigration)
     Mr James Strachan

Mr Alexander Palin, Counsellor
     Ms Katharine Moffitt

Mrs Kirsty Michel, First Secretary
     Mr Dieter Michel

Mr John Anakotta, First Secretary (MFAT Exchange Officer)
     Mrs Tamie Sue Anakotta

Captain Christine Clarke, Defence Adviser

LCDR Mark Tandy, Assistant Defence Adviser
     Ms Susan Leaman

Mr George Panagiotou, Second Secretary and Consul
     Ms Natalia Theodorou

Ms Lindsey Sanger, Second Secretary
     Mr Ben Johnson

Mrs Marita Menzies, Second Secretary
     Mr Colin Menzies

Ms Nicole Steinweg, Second Secretary