Australian Consulate-General

About us

About the Australian Consulate General Guangzhou

Consul-General Mr Dominic Trindade

Mr Dominic Trindade was appointed as Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou in February 2014. Mr Trindade is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Mr Trindade has previously served overseas as Australia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO in Geneva, Deputy High Commissioner in Singapore and Second Secretary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has been a Legal Adviser to the Department on international, trade and domestic law and has also worked on trade policy and negotiations.

Mr Trindade has Arts and Law degrees from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Australian National University and has been admitted to practice as a lawyer.

Mr Trindade speaks Mandarin and is married with three children.



Role of the Australian Embassy and Consulates

Contact information for Australian Embassy and Consulates

Opening hours

Consulate-General Office:
8:30 am - 17:00 pm

Consular & Passports Section:

From 3 May 2016, the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou will be taking appointments for passport and notarial services.

Appointments can be booked via

  • Passport appointments are available between 9:00am - 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • The following Notarial services appointments are available between 3pm - 4pm, Monday to Friday.
    • Witnessing Commonwealth statutory declarations
    • Witnessing application forms for, and issuing of, Certificates of No Impediment (CNI)
    • Witnessing notices of intended marriage
    • Witnessing and certifying land documents and issuance of DFAT Certificate of Identity
    • Performing authentication of signature and/or seals 
  • Other Notarial services (including witnessing affidavits, witness signatures on bank documents and state government documents including witnessing driver's licence renewals) appointments are available between 1:30pm – 4pm every Thursday (except Public Holidays).


Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Consulate-General's appointments.  Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes.  By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT's behalf for these purposes.  If this information is not collected, DFAT's ability to arrange your appointment will be limited.  Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore's Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT's Privacy Pollicy.


Department of Immigration and Border Protection Section:
Australian Visa Application Centre: Unit 02, 29/F, HM Tower, No. 3 Jinsui Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, P.R. China 510623
Non-AVAC visa (subclass 102, 155/157): application lodgement and enquiries (Level 11 Development Center) 8.30 am to 12 noon Monday to Friday
Please note you must bring your passport or photo ID, and pass a security check to enter the Consulate.
For all visa enquiries:
Phone: 86-020-29106150
Contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australian Consulate-General, Guangzhou:


Australian Trade Commission:
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 17:00 pm


Study-in-Australia Enquiries
Please refer to “Study in Australia” page for contact details.

Except weekends and holidays

Public Holidays

Listd below is a list of Public Holidays to be observed by the Australian Consulate- General, Guangzhou in 2017:

2 January 2017 Monday New Year’s Day (in Lieu)
30 January 2017 Monday Chinese New Year
31 January 2017 Tuesday  Chinese New Year
1 February 2017 Wednesday Chinese New Year
14 April 2017 Friday Good Friday
17 April 2017 Monday Easter Monday
1 May 2017 Monday Labour Day
30 May 2017 Tuesday  Dragon Boat Festival
2 October 2017 Monday National Day Holiday
3 October 2017 Tuesday National Day Holiday
4 October 2017 Wednesday Golden Week
25 December 2017 Monday Christmas Day
26 December 2017 Tuesday Boxing Day
29 December 2017 Friday Additional DFAT Holiday


Listd below is a list of Public Holidays to be observed by the Australian Consulate- General, Guangzhou in 2018:

1 January 2018


New Year’s Day (in Lieu)

15 February 2018


Chinese New Year

16 February 2018


Chinese New Year

19 February 2018


Chinese New Year

30 March 2018


Good Friday

2 April 2018


Easter Monday

1 May 2018


Labour Day

18 June 2018


Dragon Boat Festival

24 September 2018


National Day Holiday

1 October 2018


National Day Holiday

2 October 2018


Golden Week

25 December 2018


Christmas Day

26 December 2018


Boxing Day

27 December 2018


Additional DFAT Holiday