Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168

Australian Consulate-General - Chicago 


Welcome to the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Chicago. Below you will find helpful and accurate information; and relevant links to Australian issues for Australians living and working overseas, as well as servicing US business and investment.

The Consulate covers the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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Australian Consulate-General
123 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1330
Chicago, IL 60606

General: 1 312 419 1480
From Australia: +1 312 419 1480
Australian Trade Commission: 1 312 374 9401
24-hour Consular Emergency Centre
(Australia): 1 888 239 3501
Visas and Immigration: 1 613 238 1040

General:  1 312 419 1499
Australian Trade Commission: 1 312 578 0372

General enquiries: chicago@dfat.gov.au


The Consulate is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays.


For all information regarding applying for a passport in the United States, please visit www.usa.embassy.gov.au and click on Passports.

Passports and notarial acts are by appointment only in Chicago and can be scheduled by calling +1-312-419-1480.

All passport applications must be lodged in person from 01 July 2015

An overseas application surcharge of AUD 100 (Adults)
& AUD 50 (Children) will apply from 01 July 2015

(USD Amounts will be made available on the website once the exchange rate has been established closer to 01 July 2015)

Consulate closings

The Consulate-General in Chicago will observe the following public holidays in 2015: 

New Year's Day  1 January
Australia Day 16 January
Presidents Day 16 February
Good Friday  3 April
Easter Monday 6 April
Memorial Day 25 May
Queen's Birthday 8 June
Independence Day (in lieu) 3 July
Labor Day 1 September
Thanksgiving Day 26 November
Day after Thanksgiving 27 November
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day (in lieu) 28 December
Additional DFAT Holiday 29 December


Immigration, Visas & Citizenship 

Please note that there is no Visa Agency for travel and immigration to Australia in Chicago.

The office providing assistance to people in North America with queries on Australian immigration, visas and citizenship is located in Canada and can be contacted on 1 613 238 1040. Please note, standard call charges to Canada will apply.

You can also send your query by email to: http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/americas/

You can also visit the website of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship at the Australian Embassy in Washington http://www.usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/DIAC_ContactCentre.html

Australians in the USA

Information about submitting a passport applicationInformation on consular assistance

To keep up to date with Australian news and events in Chicago and the Midwest United States please subscribe to our online newsletter by emailing us at chicago@dfat.gov.au.

We encourage Australians currently visiting or residing (or planning to visit or reside) in the USA to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller website.

Australian Trade Commission

The Australian Trade Commission is the agency of the Federal Government dedicated to helping Australian exporters take their goods and services into overseas markets. Austrade also works to attract overseas investment for Australian enterprises and to help Australian companies make export related investments overseas.

Australian Trade Commission
123 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1325
Chicago IL 60606
Tel: 1 312 374 9401
Fax: 1 312 578 0372

For more information on please visit the Australian Trade Commission website