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.


The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation will be published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. Update your electoral details  by 24 August 2017.


During the week of 28 August to 1 September 2017, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, will lead a delegation of Australian business for the second Australia Business Week in India (ABWI). The program is designed to grow commercial links and highlight Australian capability in a range of industries.

India is Australia’s fifth-largest export market, with Australian merchandise and services exports valued at approximately A$13.5 billion in 2015.

Click here for more information on the Australia Business Week in India (28 August - 1 September)


 The Direct Aid Program (DAP) provides small grants for activities that support development and strengthen communities in India.  This program, funded by the Australian Government  provides grants for small-scale, sustainable development projects in the South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territories of Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Applications for ROUND 1 of the Direct Aid Program 2017-18 is currently open!

For more information and to apply for grants click here.

Application Deadline : 1 September 2017 


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




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, Royapettah
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.