Australian Consulate-General
Chennai, 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.


Help Us Celebrate the Achievements of Australian Alumni in India

The Australian Consulate-General in Chennai is pleased to support the Australian Alumni Association India’s Excellence Awards which recognise the outstanding achievements by Australian alumni of Indian origin. The AAA is calling for nominations of meritorious Australian alumni in the following fields:

Entrepreneurship & Industry Excellence
Education & Public Service
Science & Technology
Food, Travel, Leisure
Young Achiever Award
Community Service (Citizen of the Year)

Nominations are open to Australian Alumni currently based in India (must spend at least 50% of their time in India) and have worked in India for the past 12 months leading up to the awards. You can nominate yourself, colleagues, friends or family members. 

Application forms are available to download from the AAA’s website at:

Be quick – nominations closing soon! 


Notarial service fee to increase from 1 January 2017

Following recommendations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Functional and the Efficiency Review, Notarial service fees will increase with effect from 1 January 2017.

Notarial service fees have not increased in 16 years.

The new fee schedule takes into account the annual rate of inflation in Australia since fees were last increased, the growing cost of delivering notarial services and rising demand.  The new fee schedule aligns with notarial service fees charged by commercial providers. The fee for notarial services accepted overseas will be in the local currency (Indian rupees) equivalent.

From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

For some services there are free alternatives available to clients, such as witnessing of documents by medical practitioners or police officers.

Notarial service fees from 1 January 2017 ($AUD)

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 - 2017

Day Date Holiday
Monday 02 January New Year’s Day (in lieu)
Monday 16 January Pongal (in lieu)
Thursday 26 January Republic Day/Australia Day
Friday 14 April Good Friday/Tamil New Year
Monday 17 April Easter Monday
Monday 1 May May Day
Monday 26 June Id ul Fitr*
Tuesday 15 August Independence Day
Friday 25 August Ganesh Chathurthi
Friday 29 September Dussehra
Monday 2 October Gandhi Jayanthi/Labour Day
Wednesday 18 October Diwali
Monday 25 December Christmas
Tuesday 26 December Boxing Day

*Id ul Fitr subject to change as based on Islamic lunar sighting.

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
Chennai 600 014

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

Email: (General Queries)

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.