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. 

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
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.