Australian Consulate-General

About us

About the Australian Consulate General Guangzhou

Consul-General Mr Jason Robertson

Mr Jason Robertson was appointed Australian Consul-General in Guangzhou in January 2018.  Mr Robertson is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Prior to taking up this assignment, Mr Robertson was Assistant Secretary, East Asia Branch from 2015 to 2017.

He headed the Political Section at the Australian Embassy in Beijing, from March 2012 to March 2015.

Mr Robertson has also been posted to Australian diplomatic missions in Islamabad (2005-2008) as Deputy Head of Mission and Belgrade (1998-2001) as Second Secretary.  He has also served with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York, Pristina and Sarajevo.

Mr Robertson joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1996.  He studied politics at the University of Queensland. 

Mr Robertson is married with two 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.


Visa, Immigration and Citizenship Enquiries:
Level 11 & 12, Development Centre, No. 3 Linjiang Road, Zhujiang New City, Guangzhou
See:  Visa and Immigration information


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 2018:

1 January 2018


New Year’s Day

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