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

Important changes to Smartraveller

Important changes to Smartraveller are coming. Our new Smartraveller website will be launched in November. It will include a simpler system for getting travel advice updates and a new approach to registration.

Travellers have told us what they want most from Smartraveller is timely travel advice.  We’ve listened, and we’re working on a subscription service that will deliver the latest updates to your inbox and SMS critical alerts in a crisis.

As part of the update we no longer ask Australians to register their travel before departure.  

From November, Smartraveller’s registration system will activate only when there’s a crisis overseas.  

The service we provide to Australians in difficulty overseas is not changing. 

You’re still welcome to register your travel with Smartraveller until November.  

As always, we encourage Australians overseas to stay in touch with friends and family and let them know you’re safe.

If you need immediate assistance, you can call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.

For more information on the changes, visit Smartraveller.gov.au/changes

 

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  indiaeconomicstrategy.dfat.gov.au

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

  DAY DATE HOLIDAY

1

Tuesday                    

01 January    

New Year’s Day

2

Tuesday                     

15 January

Pongal

3

Monday                            

28 January

Australia Day/Republic Day (in lieu)

4

Friday                            

19 April

Good Friday

5

Monday                     

22 April

Easter Monday

6

Wednesday

05 June

Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan)

7

Thursday                 

15 August

Independence Day

8

Monday

02 September

Ganesh Chaturthi

9

Wednesday

02 October

Gandhi Jayanthi

10

Tuesday                             

08 October

Dussehra

11

Monday          

28 October  

Diwali (in lieu)

12

Wednesday

25 December

Christmas

13

Thursday

26 December

Boxing Day

14

Friday                 

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) chennaiaustralianconsulate@dfat.gov.au

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.