Australian Consulate-General

About us

About the Australian Consulate General Guangzhou

Consul-General Mr Jason Robertson

Mr Jason Robertson was appointed Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou in January 2018.  Mr Robertson is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Prior to taking up this assignment, Mr Robertson was Assistant Secretary, East Asia Branch from 2015 to 2017.

He headed the Political Section at the Australian Embassy in Beijing, from March 2012 to March 2015.

Mr Robertson has also been posted to Australian diplomatic missions in Islamabad (2005-2008) as Deputy Head of Mission and Belgrade (1998-2001) as Second Secretary.  He has also served with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York, Pristina and Sarajevo.

Mr Robertson joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1996.  He studied politics at the University of Queensland. 

Mr Robertson is married with two 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

Listd below is a list of Public Holidays to be observed by the Australian Consulate- General, Guangzhou in 2019:


1 January 2019

New Year’s Day


4 February 2019

Chinese New Year


5 February 2019

Chinese New Year


6 February 2019

Chinese New Year


19 April 2019

Good Friday


22 April 2019

Easter Monday


1 May 2019

Labour Day


7 June 2019

Dragon Boat Festival


30 September 2019

National Day Additional Holiday


1 October 2019

National Day Holiday


2 October 2019

National Day Holiday


25 December 2019

Christmas Day


26 December 2019

Boxing Day


27 December 2019

Additional Holiday