Australian Consulate-General

Information on Travelling to Australia

The Australian Government has announced that as of 1 November 2021, Australian citizens, permanent residents, immediate family members and those who are in an exempt category can travel to New South Wales or Victoria without serving a period of quarantine if they meet certain requirements.  Those requirements can be found here.  Those who do not meet the requirements will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities, in their port of arrival.

Information on accessing the COVID-19 vaccine overseas can be found here.

Updated Travel Advice - 28 October 2021

Direct flights between China and Australia are limited. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. You must provide negative COVID-19 test results prior to flying. There are multiple tests required within tight timeframes. Testing requirements may change at short notice. Australians who have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine produced in China and who meet other eligibility requirements should contact the nearest Chinese embassy/consulate to confirm visa eligibility and other travel requirements (see 'Travel'). You'll be requested to undertake at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a designated hotel or facility on arrival followed by additional COVID-19 prevention measures and testing determined by local authorities at your entry point and final destination in China. Measures may include an additional period of home quarantine.

As previously advised, authorities have detained foreigners on grounds of 'endangering national security'. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention.

We now advise:

Exercise a high degree of caution in China overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Click here for Travel Advice.

Facing difficulties departing China due to disruptions caused by COVID-19?

Click here to register your details in the Traveller Registration System.

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For Australians requiring urgent consular assistance, or those enquiring about or seeking assistance as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak:

24 hour Consular Support

+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas

1300 555 135 (within Australia)

+61 421 269 080 using SMS 


Contact the Consulate during business hours

+86 20 3814 0111


For advice for international students travelling to Australia from mainland China, please click here:


Appointments for passport and notarial services

Appointments are required for all passport and notarial services and must be booked via

Passport appointments are available Monday to Friday. Each passport applicant requires a separate appointment. Families will require separate appointments for each adult/child applicant.

Appointments are not required for passport collection or for emergency consular/passport services

Notarial services appointments are available Monday to Friday afternoons.

Please book your appointment as early as possible.


Australian Visa and Citizenship Applications

All Australian Visa and Citizenship questions must be directed to the Department of Home Affairs. Online enquiries can be submitted here.

The Department of Home Affairs (HA) are trialling a Digital Assistant to answer your visa and citizenship questions. The Digital Assistant will make it easier and faster for you to find what you need on their website. You can access the Digital Assistant from the Digital Assistant tab on the bottom right hand side of the screen on most Immigration and Citizenship pages


Consulate-General Opening Hours

The Consulate-General  will be open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.

Australians requiring advice or assistance from the consular section may call during business hours from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday.

Please note:

  • Passport Applications: Monday-Friday 9:00 – 12:00, to make an appointment please click here.
  • Notarial Services: Monday-Friday 14:00 – 16:00, to make an appointment please click here.


Consulate Public Holidays 2022


3 January 2022

New Year’s Day (In Lieu)


31 January 2022

Chinese New Year


1 February 2022

Chinese New Year


2 February 2022

Chinese New Year


15 April 2022

Good Friday


18 April 2022

Easter Monday


2 May 2022

Labour Day (In Lieu)


3 June 2022

Dragon Boat Festival


3 October 2022

National Day


4 October 2022

National Day Holiday


5 October 2022

National Day Holiday


26 December 2022

Boxing Day


27 December 2022

Day in lieu of Christmas Day


28 December 2022

Additional Public Holiday