Australian Consulate-General

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About the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou


Australian Consul-General Guangzhou


        Dr Timothy Kendall


 Dr Timothy Kendall commenced as Australia’s Consul-General in Guangzhou in March 2024. He is a senior career official with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

He has previously served in Australian diplomatic missions in Beijing and New Delhi.

Dr Kendall holds a Doctor of Philosophy from La Trobe University, a Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.











Role of the Australian Embassy and Consulates

Contact information for Australian Embassy and Consulates


Opening hours

Consulate-General Office:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Consular & Passports Section:

Appointments are required for passport and notarial services.

Appointments can be booked via

  • Passport appointments are available Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.
  • 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 Development Centre, No. 3 Linjiang Road, Zhujiang New City, Guangzhou
See:  Visa and Immigration information
Online Contact: Immigration Enquiry Form


Australian Trade Commission:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


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


Public Holidays 2024


  1 January 2024

  New Year’s Day


 12 February 2024

  Chinese New Year


 13 February 2024

  Chinese New Year


 14 February 2024

  Chinese New Year 


  29 March 2024

  Good Friday


  1 April 2024

  Easter Monday


  1 May 2024

  Labour Day


  10 June 2024

  Dragon Boat Festival


  1 October 2024

  National Day 


  2 October 2024

  National Day Holiday - Golden Week


  3 October 2024

  National Day Holiday - Golden Week


  25 December 2024

  Christmas Day


  26 December 2024

  Boxing Day


  27 December 2024

  Additional Public Holiday