Australian Consulate-General
Chennai, India

Important Notice

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For enquiries, please contact [email protected] or +91 87545 01963 during business hours.

For consular emergencies, you can contact the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 within Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 from outside Australia or SMS +61 421 269 080.


Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General in Chennai

This office is responsible for Australia’s Interests in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep 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.



I am pleased to be Australia’s Consul General in Chennai - the city that looks across the waves of the Indian Ocean to my home country, Australia. I had a posting in New Delhi from 2008-2011 and am delighted to now be in South India, a region rich in culture, diversity and history.

The Australia-India partnership has never been stronger. I am pleased to be able to advance cooperation between both our nations under the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement and Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. There is much we can do together, including on technology and cyber cooperation. During my time, I have continued to focus on maritime security co-operation, as both India and Australia share a vision of a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific region. Trade and investment diversification is also an important aspect of our bilateral agenda.

The expanding linkages between our people are enriching all aspects of bilateral ties. The Indian community in Australia is now the fastest-growing of our diasporas, with significant numbers from South India. I am glad to have met many of you and hope to have a chance to meet others to build connections and work together over my time here.

As a committed advocate for Women in Leadership, I am keen to provide platforms to support girls and women in various fields, including STEM, sport, entrepreneurship and leadership.

We are also available to support Australians needing consular assistance. For emergency assistance at any time you can ring 1300 555 135 within Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 from outside Australia or SMS +61 421 269 080.

I look forward to staying connected through my official twitter handle @AusCGChennai and also encourage you to keep up to date with the activities of the Australian High Commissioner to India @AusHCIndia 


Best wishes

Sarah Kirlew

Australian Consul 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) [email protected]

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.

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