Australian Consulate-General
Chennai, India

The Australian Consulate-General in Chennai extends its deepest condolences on the passing of Selvi J Jayalalitha, Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 5 December 2016.

The Government of Tamil Nadu has declared a seven-day period of mourning. As a mark of respect, the Australian Consulate-General will remain closed on 7 December and will re-open for business on Thursday, 8 December 2016 .

Australian Citizens should regularly check the travel advice and are advised to review their personal security plans; remain aware of the surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.

A substantially increased police presence has been deployed to maintain law and order. Refrain from any behaviour that may be interpreted as disrespectful or disorderly. Abide by local laws and custom. Anticipate traffic disruptions and heightened security during this time. Shops and offices throughout the state are expected to remain closed for a number of days and disruptions of commercial and public services are expected.

The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in India overall.

Australian citizens requiring emergency services may contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or 1300 555 135 within Australia.

Travel advice for India.

Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General in Chennai.

This office is responsible for Australia’s Interests in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry.

This website will provide information on the various activities and services of the Australian Consulate-General in Chennai.

Opening Hours

The Consulate is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays.

Passport interviews will be held at the Consulate between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday by appointment only. To book an appointment please call +91 44 4592 1300.

Public Holidays - 2016
Day Date Holiday
Friday 01 January New Year's Day
Friday 15 January Pongal
Tuesday 26 January Republic Day
Friday 25 March Good Friday
Monday 28 March Easter Monday
Thursday 14 April Tamil New Year
Monday 13 June Queens Birthday
Monday 15 August Independence Day
Monday 05 September Ganesh Chaturthi
Monday 05 October Labour Day/in lieu of Gandhi Jayanthi
Monday 10 October Dussehra
Monday 31 October In lieu of Diwali
Monday 26 December Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December In lieu of Christmas Day

Emergency Contact for Australians

For Australians in distress, please call the Australian Consulate-General consular section on +91 44 4592 1300. If it is outside of business hours or if you are having difficulty getting through to the Consulate-General, contact the Consular Emergency Centre (CEC) in Canberra directly on +61 2 6261 3305 or by SMS on +61 421 269 080. The CEC may also assist concerned family members in Australia and can be contacted on 1300 555 135 (within Australia).

Australian Consulate-General in Chennai

Contact Information

9th Floor
Express Chambers, Express Avenue
49, 50L Whites Road
Royapettah
Chennai 600 014

Tel: +91 44 4592 1300
Fax: +91 44 4592 1320

Email: (General Queries) chennaiaustralianconsulate@dfat.gov.au

If you would like to be informed of any upcoming events and initiatives organised by the Australian Consulate-General kindly send us an email to the email address mentioned above with your contact details.

The Australian Consulate-General in Chennai does not provide any assistance with regards to Australian visas or Australian citizenship applications which are processed in New Delhi by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.