Australian Consulate-General

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About the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou


Mr Anthony Aspden

Australian Consul General, Guangzhou


Mr Anthony Aspden commenced as Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou in January 2023.  Mr Aspden is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Mr Aspden was most recently Assistant Secretary, East Asia Outreach Branch.

He has previously served overseas in Beijing, Moscow, Honiara (Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands) and Seoul.

Mr Aspden speaks Mandarin and holds a Master of International Law from the Australian National University, a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Canberra and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Communications) with First Class Honours from Murdoch University.


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 2023


  2 January 2023

  New Year’s Day (in lieu)


  23 January 2023

  Chinese New Year’s Eve (in lieu)


  24 January 2023

  Chinese New Year - Spring Festival


  25 January 2023

  Chinese New Year - Spring Festival


  7 April 2023

  Good Friday


  10 April 2023

  Easter Monday


  1 May 2023

  Labour Day


  22 June 2023

  Dragon Boat Festival


  2 October 2023

  National Day (in lieu)


  3 October 2023

  National Day Holiday - Golden Week


  4 October 2023

  National Day Holiday - Golden Week


  25 December 2023

  Christmas Day


  26 December 2023

  Boxing Day


  27 December 2023

  Additional Public Holiday