Australian Consulate-General
Chengdu, China

Consul-General Christopher Lim's Blog - "Farewell my Chengdu

Australia as the country of honour for 2017 Leshan Travel Expo, we built people to people links and cultural exchanges between China and Australia. Credit: DFAT


"It has been an extraordinary honour and privilege to serve as Australia’s Consul-General in southwest China.  This region has a combined population of over 200 million people with an economy the size of Australia’s, and is the fastest growing in China.  Across the region, urbanisation is a major driver of economic activity, and consumption growth is impressive." Click here to read more.


Updated Travel Advice and Temporary Restrictions Relating to COVID-19

Direct flights between China and Australia are limited. You may be permitted to enter China with a valid Chinese residence permit. If despite our advice you travel to China, you'll be required to 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. If you’re already in China, and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.

As previously advised, authorities have detained foreigners on grounds of 'endangering national security'. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention.

We continue to advise:

Do not travel to China due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Read the full travel advice.

Australia’s Border Restrictions

From 11:59pm Saturday 28 March, all international travellers arriving in Australia regardless of nationality or point of departure must complete self-isolation for 14 days in designated facilities before they can go home.

Travel Advice Link

For the latest China-related travel advice, please access the Smartraveller website via link below:


Emergency Support

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

Consul-General's Speeches

2020 SCIMEA Multilateral Top Medical Exchange Gala Dinner (29/11/2020)

Consul-General’s Remarks at the 7th Chengdu Creativity & Design Week: Living in the City: Australia-Chengdu Conversations through Architecture (07/10/2020)

Australian Alumni Event: Women in Healthcare (15/10/2020)

Consul-General’s Keynote Speech on Futureproofing Your Career at La Trobe University International Roadshow (09/10/2020)

Consul-General's Letter To Southwest China Regarding 2019-nCoV (07/02/2020)

Launch Ceremony of CIGIT-The University of Melbourne Joint Research Centre Launch Ceremony (22/11/2019)

Opening Ceremony of Nanshan Botanic Garden Australian Plants Festival in Chongqing (18/05/2019)

2019 Australia Tourism Education and Training Showcase Reception (12/11/2019)                         

Australia Marketplace China 2019 Welcome Dinner (11/11/2019)                                                                         

2019 Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (1/11/2019)

Taste of Queensland Campaign Launch (28/10/2019) 

Belt and Road Chengdu-Australian Open University Tennis Championship 2019 remarks (27/07/2019)

Old Masters: Australia’s Bark Artists Exhibition opening remarks (26/06/2019)

Festival of Australia Kunming Reception remarks (27/05/2019)

Remarks at Gold Coast Gala Dinner (17/05/2019)

Opening of the Australia-China (Chongqing) Economic and Trade Forum (10/05/2019)

Museum 2050 and Zhi Art Museum 2019 Annual Symposium opening remarks (28/04/2019)

Macquarie University Open Day remarks (14/04/2019)

West China-Australia Food Importer Network (CAFIN) conference speech (Mandarin Chinese) (13/03/2019)

Consul-General's Chongqing International Women's Day Lunch Reception address (11/03/2019)

Consul-General’s Australia Day 2019 address (21/01/2019)

Consul-General's remarks at the Belt and Road Chengdu-Australian Open University Tennis Championship award ceremony, Chengdu (11/11/2018)

News and Media Releases

Australia-China Business Council networking day speech (26/06/2019)

Asialink Bloomberg Address by Prime Minister Scott Morrison (26/06/2019)

Australia's experience in applying a circular economy (02/06/2019)

Celebrate a Festival of Australia (20/05/2019)

Secretary Frances Adamson remarks at Australia-China Reception (25/05/2019)

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)

Strengthening the future of the Australia-China relationship (29/03/2019)

The Australia-China “She Inspires Me” Photo Competition (08/03/2019)

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.

Booking Policy

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. 

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