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.
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.
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.
|Friday||01 January||New Year's Day|
|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||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
Express Chambers, Express Avenue
49, 50L Whites Road
Chennai 600 014
Tel: +91 44 4592 1300
Fax: +91 44 4592 1320
Email: (General Queries) firstname.lastname@example.org
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.