Australian Consulate-General

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About the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou


Mr Michael Sadleir

Consul-General, Guangzhou


Mr Michael Sadleir took up the role of Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou in March 2020.  Mr Sadleir is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Prior to this assignment, he served most recently as Assistant Secretary, East Asia Branch and has previously served overseas in Beijing, Washington and Guangzhou. In Canberra he has worked with DFAT as Director, United Nations Security Council Taskforce; Director Consular Operations; and Executive Officer, China Economic and Trade Section. He was also Senior Adviser, Asia and Afghanistan, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Mr Sadleir holds a Master of Arts (Foreign Affairs and Trade) from Monash University; a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales; and a Graduate Diploma (Communications) from the University of Technology Sydney.

Mr Sadleir is married with three children.


Role of the Australian Embassy and Consulates

Contact information for Australian Embassy and Consulates


Opening hours

Consulate-General Office:
8:30 am - 17:00 pm

Consular & Passports Section:

From 3 May 2016, the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou will be taking appointments for passport and notarial services.

Appointments can be booked via

  • Passport appointments are available between 9:00am - 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • The following Notarial services appointments are available between 3pm - 4pm, Monday to Friday.
    • Witnessing Commonwealth statutory declarations
    • Witnessing application forms for, and issuing of, Certificates of No Impediment (CNI)
    • Witnessing notices of intended marriage
    • Witnessing and certifying land documents and issuance of DFAT Certificate of Identity
    • Performing authentication of signature and/or seals 
  • Other Notarial services (including witnessing affidavits, witness signatures on bank documents and state government documents including witnessing driver's licence renewals) appointments are available between 1:30pm – 4pm every Thursday (except Public Holidays).


Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Consulate-General's appointments.  Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes.  By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT's behalf for these purposes.  If this information is not collected, DFAT's ability to arrange your appointment will be limited.  Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore's Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT's Privacy Pollicy.


Visa, Immigration and Citizenship Enquiries:
Level 11 & 12, Development Centre, No. 3 Linjiang Road, Zhujiang New City, Guangzhou
See:  Visa and Immigration information
Online Contact: -Immigration Enquiry Form


Australian Trade Commission:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 17:00 pm


Study-in-Australia Enquiries
Please refer to “Study in Australia” page for contact details.

Except weekends and holidays

Public Holidays

Below is a list of Public Holidays to be observed by the Australian Consulate-General, Guangzhou in 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