Australian Consulate-General
Chengdu, China

Ma La Koala Edition 54

In Ma La Koala’s 54th edition, read about Festival of Australia festivities in Kunming, learn who won the Australia-China “She Inspires Me” Photo Competition, Gold Coast and Chengdu finalise a sister-city agreement, and we look back at the inaugural Australia-China (Chongqing) Economic and Trade Forum.  Read more here 

Consul-General Christopher Lim's Blog - "Sichuan Cuisine – the Soul of Sichuan"

"Expressing an interest in the local cuisine over a work dinner or official banquet always goes down well with your hosts in China.  Whether in Chengdu or Chongqing, local officials or business partners will be delighted by your interest, as they have enormous pride in Sichuan’s bold and diverse food culture.  Discussing food is a highly effective way of building rapport.  Listening to my hosts’ explanations, asking questions and adding my perspectives on the rich multicultural cuisines in Australia can be more than just small talk.  I find that through its food, I can catch a glimpse of the soul of Sichuan.  Just as important, you’ll find out what you’re eating!" Click here to read more. 

Consul-General's Speeches

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)

West China-Australia Food Importer Network (CAFIN) Conference Speech (Chinese language) (13/03/2019)

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

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

Consul-General's Remarks at the Belt and Road Chengdu-Australian Open University Tennis Championship Award Ceremony, Chengdu (11/11/2018)

Opening Remarks at “Odyssey: an Australian photographer in China”, Chongqing (12/9/2018)

Consul-General's Remarks at QUT Agent Workshop, Chengdu (10/9/2018)

Consul-General's Remarks at the One International Women's Film Festival Forum - Australian and Women's Empowerment, Chengdu (8/9/2018)

Consul-General's Remarks at Australian Innovation Dialogue, Chengdu (30/8/2018)

Consul-General's Remarks at AustCham Networking Lunch with Australian Dairy Mission, Chengdu (29/6/2018)

Consul-General's Remarks at the Screening of Between a Frock and a Hard Place, Chengdu (13/5/2018)

News and Media Releases

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 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)

New campaign to attract more Chinese travellers to Australia (07/03/2019)

Australia re-signs landmark deal with China (13/12/2018)

Prime Minister's Annual Leaders’ Meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (14/11/2018)

Australian and Chinese companies pen landmark agreements (07/11/2018)

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 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.