Australian Consulate-General
Guangzhou
China

About us

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 https://acggz.setmore.com/.

  • 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 2021:

  Friday

  1 January 2021

  New Year’s Day

  Thursday

  11 February 2021

  Chinese New Year

  Friday

  12 February 2021

  Chinese New Year

  Monday

  15 February 2021

  Chinese New Year

  Tuesday

  16 February 2021

  Chinese New Year

  Friday

  2 April 2021

  Good Friday

  Monday

  5 April 2021

  Easter Monday

  Monday

  14 June 2021

  Dragon Boat Festival

  Friday

  1 October 2021

  National Day

  Monday

  4 October 2021

  National Day Holiday

  Tuesday

  5 October 2021

  National Day Holiday

  Friday

  24 December 2021

  Christmas Eve

  Monday

  27 December 2021

  Day in lieu of Christmas Day

  Tuesday

  28 December 2021

  Day in lieu of Boxing Day