Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou
New Smartraveller website
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
From 1 December 2017 Australia will no longer issue Frequent Traveller Passports (67 pages).
From 1 December 2017, if your passport still has more than two years validity remaining and the visa pages are almost full, you may either apply for:
a replacement 34 page passport with the same expiry date as the passport being replaced. The replacement cost will be cheaper than a new 10 year validity passport and will not incur an overseas surcharge.
Applicants will need to decide which of the two above replacement options best suit their own circumstances.
Consulate-General Opening Hours
The Consulate-General will be open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.
Australians requiring advice or assistance from the consular section may call during business hours from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday.
- Passport Applications: Monday-Friday 9:00 – 12:00 make an appointment please click here.
- Notarial Services: Monday-Friday 14:00 – 16:00 make an appointment please click here.
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