Information on Travelling to Australia
The Australian Government has announced that as of 1 November 2021, Australian citizens, permanent residents, immediate family members and those who are in an exempt category can travel to New South Wales or Victoria without serving a period of quarantine if they meet certain requirements. Those requirements can be found here. Those who do not meet the requirements will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities, in their port of arrival.
Information on accessing the COVID-19 vaccine overseas can be found here.
Updated Travel Advice - 28 October 2021
Direct flights between China and Australia are limited. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. You must provide negative COVID-19 test results prior to flying. There are multiple tests required within tight timeframes. Testing requirements may change at short notice. Australians who have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine produced in China and who meet other eligibility requirements should contact the nearest Chinese embassy/consulate to confirm visa eligibility and other travel requirements (see 'Travel'). You'll be requested to undertake at least 14 days mandatory quarantine at a designated hotel or facility on arrival followed by additional COVID-19 prevention measures and testing determined by local authorities at your entry point and final destination in China. Measures may include an additional period of home quarantine.
As previously advised, authorities have detained foreigners on grounds of 'endangering national security'. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention.
We now advise:
Exercise a high degree of caution in China overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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Facing difficulties departing China due to disruptions caused by COVID-19?
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Travel Advice Link
For the latest China-related travel advice, please access the Smartraveller website via link below:
For emergency passport or consular support, please contact the numbers below.
+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
1300 555 135 (within Australia)
+61 421 269 080 using SMS
How to turn the sport you love into a career! Sport panel discussion at the Study Gold Coast Alumni Event on 19 October co-hosted by the Australian Consulate General, Chengdu
On 19 October 2021, Study Gold Coast and the Australian Consulate General in Chengdu jointly hosted an Alumni Event to celebrate the longstanding ties between the Gold Coast and Chengdu. (More).
The Panda-Koala Cup Carnival Continues! “Thereabouts” film screening jointly hosted with Tourism Australia at the Australian Consulate General, Chengdu on 23 September 2021. More
“Running to America” movie screening and Sydney Marathon discussion at the Australian Consulate General, Chengdu on 16 September 2021. More
“Home in Chengdu – Let’s Play Sports”
On 15 September, the Australian Consulate-General and the Chengdu Foreign Affairs Office co-hosted a family fun sports day for the international community in Chengdu. More
News and Media Releases
Celebrate a Festival of Australia (20/05/2019)
Strengthening science ties with China (10/04/2019)
2019-20 Foreign Affairs and Trade Department budget (02/05/2019)
Ambassador to China (29/03/2019)
Appointments for Passport and Notarial Services
Please make appointments for passport and notarial services using the Consulate’s online booking system. Passport service appointments for Australian Citizens are available between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon, Monday to Friday. Notarial service appointments are available between 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only.
If you are unable to make an appointment within the advertised hours, you can either call 028 - 6268 5200 or send an email to [email protected] to schedule an appointment. Passport enquiries, emergency passports or consular enquiries do not require appointments. Click here to make a booking.
Clients should arrive 5 minutes prior to appointments for security screening. If you arrive late for your appointment you may need to wait until an officer is available. Bookings can be made 3 weeks in advance. We request that you do not book more than one appointment at a time. Please refer to your notification email if you need to amend or cancel your appointment.
If you have specific enquiries about the requirements of each type of notary services, please click here.
If you have specific enquires about the requirements for passport applications, please click here.
Notice of New Digital Assistant Online Chat for Visa and Citizenship Enquiries
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.
Australian Embassy, Beijing
The Senior Interpreter and Research Officer role supports the work of the RBA to collect information on economic, financial and political developments in China and reporting their analysis of this information to senior officials of the Bank. The role provides high-quality interpretation/translation support services for RBA officials located in China and in Australia. This includes interpreting at formal meetings and representational events, as well as translating correspondence, policy documents and media reports, among other documents.
Submit an application via email to [email protected]by before 17:00 on Monday, 13 December 2021. Applications received after the closing date and time may not be considered.