Embassy of Australia
United States of America


Australian Consulate-General - Chicago 

Welcome to the webpage of the Australian Consulate-General in Chicago.  The Consulate-General covers eleven states across the Midwest; Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

Below you will find helpful information and links about us and the services that we provide.

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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 an Australian passport in the United States, please visit http://usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/PassportsUS.html.

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

Consulate closings

The Consulate-General in Chicago will observe the following public holidays in 2016: 

Friday 1 January                                       New Year's Day         

Monday 15 February                               President's Day   

Friday 25 March                                         Good Friday   

Monday 28 March                                     Easter Monday   

Monday 30 May                                         Memorial Day 

Monday 13 June                                       Queen's Birthday

Monday 4 July                                           Independence Day

Monday 5 September                             Labour Day

Monday 10 October                                 Columbus Day

Thursday 24 November                         Thanksgiving Day   

Friday 25 November                                Day After Thanksgiving

Monday 26 December                             Boxing Day

Tuesday 27 December                            Christmas Day   (In lieu of 25 December)       

Wednesday 28 December                     Additional DFAT Holiday   


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