With a population of approximately 90,000, the Republic of Seychelles is the least populated nation in Africa. The country is made up of 155 separate islands in the Indian Ocean and has significant tourism and fishing industries. Recently, licences for oil drilling have been granted in the Exclusive Economic Zone around the Seychelles.
The official languages of Seychelles are Seychellois Creole, English and French. It is a member of the Commonwealth, the Southern African Development Community, the Indian Ocean Commission and the Indian Ocean Rim Association.
Australia's diplomatic representation to Seychelles is from the High Commission in Port Louis, Mauritius and the Seychelles in represented in Australia by an Honorary Consul-General.
Economic and trade information
- Travel advice for Seychelles | See our Travel Information page
- Before you travel: Passports Australia | Visa information | Top 10 travel tips
- Assistance to Australian travellers: Consular Services Charter
Heads of Government
Embassies and consulates
- The Australian High Commission in Mauritius is responsible for Seychelles