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 provides information on the various services of the Australian Consulate-General in Chennai. For more regular updates of our activites visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

Latest News

Direct Aid Program

Round 1 of the Direct Aid Program (DAP) Applications for the year 2019-20 is now open and it closes on 19 July 2019 at 5 pm. Click here to apply. To know more about DAP, visit the DAP page in our website.

Outreach in Bengaluru on Monday, 22 July 2019 

On Monday, 22 July, our consular officer will be in Bengaluru to accept Australian passport application and offer notarial services.  Considering the popularity of previous sessions, appointments are likely to fill up quickly, so please send us your requests as early as possible.

Requirements for passport applications can be found on  the . Failure to bring all necessary documents may delay the processing of your application.

Due to resource limitations, certain restrictions apply to applications submitted at the off-site location in Bengaluru:

  • Services will be offered by appointment only

  • Email your request to  We will respond within 3 business days.  Appointments should be made in the name of the person(s) receiving the service and should specify all services requested. 

  • Due to security requirements, we will inform you of the location of the service upon appointment confirmation.  Space is limited, so please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your assigned time.

  • Passport photos must be taken in the last six months and glasses may not be worn. If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with your application.

  • Payment must be made by demand draft only, in favour of the 'Australian Consulate General–Chennai official account' and payable at Chennai. Please see the passport services page in our website for fee details.

  • To have the passport couriered to you, include INR 250 with the passport fees. 

Appointments will not be given to discuss Australian visa issues.  Our officer will not be able to entertain appeals, document submissions, or inquiries related to Australian visas.

India Economic Strategy Released

The strategy, led by former DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese, is an ambitious plan to grow the economic partnership between India and Australia out to 2035.

Full report is available at

Media release: India Economic Strategy

Watch the video link on Capturing India’s economic transformation                           

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 - 2019




01 January    

New Year’s Day



15 January




28 January

Australia Day/Republic Day (in lieu)



19 April

Good Friday



22 April

Easter Monday



05 June

Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan)



15 August

Independence Day



02 September

Ganesh Chaturthi



02 October

Gandhi Jayanthi



08 October




28 October  

Diwali (in lieu)



25 December




26 December

Boxing Day



27 December

Additional DFAT holiday


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).


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.