Travellers from China no longer required to undertake COVID-19 testing before travel to Australia
Australia’s pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for passengers arriving from the People’s Republic of China, including Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, will cease applying to flights that land in Australia at 12.01am on 11 March 2023.
Updated Travel Advice - 29 August 2023
We've reviewed our advice for China. We haven't changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. As previously advised, authorities have detained foreigners on the grounds of ‘endangering national security’. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention or harsh enforcement of local laws, including broadly defined National Security Laws.
Exercise a high degree of caution in China overall.
Other levels apply in some areas.
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For Australians requiring urgent consular assistance, or those enquiring about or seeking assistance as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak:
24 hour Consular Support
+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
1300 555 135 (within Australia)
+61 421 269 080 using SMS
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Appointments for passport and notarial services
Appointments are required for all passport and notarial services and must be booked via acggz.setmore.com.
Passport appointments are available Monday to Friday. Each passport applicant requires a separate appointment. Families will require separate appointments for each adult/child applicant. Appointments are not required for passport collection or for emergency consular/passport services.
Notarial services appointments are available Monday to Friday afternoons.
Please book your appointment as early as possible.
Australian Visa and Citizenship Applications
The Department of Home Affairs (HA) are trialling a Digital Assistant to answer your visa and citizenship questions. The Digital Assistant will make it easier and faster for you to find what you need on their website. You can access the Digital Assistant from the Digital Assistant tab on the bottom right hand side of the screen on most Immigration and Citizenship pages.
Consulate-General Opening Hours
The Consulate-General will be open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.
Australians requiring advice or assistance from the consular section may call during business hours from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday.
- Passport Applications: Monday-Friday 9:00 – 12:00, to make an appointment please click here.
- Notarial Services: Monday-Friday 14:00 – 16:00, to make an appointment please click here.