Australian Consulate-General
Chengdu, China



Updated Travel Advice – 21 December 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.

Travel advice:

Exercise a high degree of caution in China overall.

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Emergency Support

For emergency passport or consular support, please contact the numbers below.

+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas

1300 555 135 (within Australia)


Appointments for Passport and Notarial Services

Booking Policy

The Australian Consulate-General Chengdu provides passport services and notary services.

Passport service appointments are available between 9:00 am to 12:00 am, Monday to Friday.

Notarial service appointments are available between 14:00 pm to 15:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.

Bookings can be made 3 weeks in advance.

Each passport applicant, including children, will require a separate appointment.  

Please do not to book more than one appointment for same service. Clients who book multiple appointments for same service will have their appointments cancelled.

If your form bears word Affidavit, please select the service type as Affidavit. Please do not select Witness Signature or Seal on a Form or Declaration.

Clients will be admitted to the Consulate-General no earlier than 15 minutes before your appointment time and your appointment will be cancelled if you arrive 15 minutes past your appointment time.

You will receive an appointment confirmation email when you successfully book an appointment. A cancellation/modification link will be attached to that email notification. If you have to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please refer to the instructions in your email notification.


Click here to make a booking.

Click here to check instructions for bookings.



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

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 Policy.


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


Job Vacancy


Australian Consulate-General, Chengdu

Chef and Domestic Assistant, Executive Assistant to the Consul-General



Australian Consulate-General, Chengdu


Chef and Domestic Assistant

Reports to (title)

Executive Assistant to the Consul-General


Full time

Monthly Salary

RMB 7000 depending on skills and experience

Commencement date

As soon as possible








About the position

The position is a private employee of the Consul-General of Australia in Chengdu.  The position manages the planning, preparation and cooking of high-quality meals for the Consul-General and guests at the Official Residence. The role also provides domestic services to the Consul-General. 

A demonstrated knowledge of (or a willingness to learn about) Coeliac Disease and gluten-free dietary requirements is essential.

The key responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and making gluten-free food for the Consul-General on a regular basis
  • Working with the Consul-General’s Executive Assistant to prepare high-quality menus approved by the Consul-General for western and Chinese banquets and cocktail receptions
  • Efficient purchasing of all food items and groceries to the highest quality
  • Maintaining a well-functioning, clean and tidy kitchen at all times
  • Working with service providers and building management to support and arrange official functions at the Official Residence
  • Supervise any maintenance workers or service staff entering the Official Residence
  • Provide domestic services to the Consul-General e.g washing and ironing and occasional cleaning
  • Other duties as assigned

Job skills & qualification


  • Demonstrated knowledge of (or a willingness to learn about) Coeliac Disease and gluten-free dietary requirements
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working as a chef in an international standard hotel or a diplomatic mission or equivalent
  • Knowledge of food preparation regulations and standards
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Be able to manage a budget with good record keeping
  • Ability to communicate clearly and set standards and expectations for day-to-day operations at the Official Residence
  • Good organization and time management skills


  • Basic English communication skills
  • Knowledge / experience of Australian foods
  • Experience working for other foreign missions

What we offer

  • Generous leave provisions including 15 days recreation leave, 15 days personal carers leave and 14 days public holiday
  • Overtime
  • A uniform
  • Safe and secure workplace

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume (English and Chinese) to [email protected] before 17:00 on Monday, 22 July 2024.  Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered. 


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