Embassy of Australia
United States of America

Consulate-General - Houston

The 2017 Queensland State General Election will be held on Saturday 25 November 2017.

The Queensland Electoral Commission (ECQ) will offer in-person early voting services at the Queensland Government Trade and Investment office in Houston from Monday 13 November until Wednesday 22 November. Voting hours are from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Please note that due to the Thanksgiving Holidays, voting on Wednesday 22 November will conclude at 12noon.The Queensland Trade and Investment office is located at 5151 San Felipe, Suite 1380 Houston, Texas 77056.

Guest parking is available on site. Please arrive with Government issued photo ID.

For further details on voting options, including telephone and postal voting please visit ECQ at:


Welcome to the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Houston.

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.

Contact information

3009 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1310
Houston  TX 77056

Phone: +1 (832) 962 8420
Fax: +1 (832) 831-2022

Opening hours

The Consulate-General is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday through Friday except public holidays (see below).

Passport interviews and notarial services are by appointment only – see below.

Parking is available for a small fee.  We are unable to validate parking.


See our Passports page for more information or step by step instructions on how to lodge a passport application in the United States.

All passport applications must be lodged in person. For child applications, the application must be lodged in person by one parent. It does not matter whether the lodging parent is Australian. There are no exceptions. Children aged 16 and 17 years old must also attend the interview with one parent.

Appointments are required and must be made online by using our appointment booking page.

Special notice:  We are holding passport interviews in Dallas TX on 26 and 27 October 2017.  All appointments are fully booked. 

Notarial services

See our notorial services page for more information and to find out whether you need to come in person.

Appointments are required.  Please call (832) 962 8420 to make an appointment. 

Australians Seeking Consular Assistance

The Consulate offers assistance to Australians who are in distress and/or require urgent consular assistance in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.  If you are an Australian citizen in need of emergency assistance, please call +1 (832) 962 8420 during normal business hours.

If you require assistance when the Consulate-General is closed such as after hours, on weekends or public holidays, call the 24 Hour Consular Emergency Centre at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra toll-free at 1 (888) 239-3501 from any phone in the United States.

Australians in the United States

We encourage Australians currently visiting or residing (or planning to visit or reside) in the USA to register at Smartraveller.

Visas and Immigration

Please note that Houston consulate does not issue visas for travel to Australia or accept applications for Australian citizenship. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has a dedicated contact centre in North American to assist with enquiries regarding Australian Immigration, visas and citizenship. Please call the Americas Service Centre directly on +1 613 238 1040 which is located in Canada or visit their website. Please note that standard call charges to Canada will apply.

Consulate closings

The Consulate-General in Houston  observes the following public holidays:

  23 November 2017   Thanksgiving
  24 November 2017   Day after Thanksgiving
  25 December 2017   Christmas Day
  26 December 2017   Boxing Day
  27 December 2017   Additional APS holiday
  1 January 2018   New Year's Day
  19 February 2018   President's Day
  30 March 2018   Good Friday
  2 April 2018   Easter Monday
  28 May 2018   Memorial Day
  11 June 2018   Queen's Birthday
  4 July 2018   Independence Day
  3 September 2018   Labor Day
  8 October 2018   Columbus Day
  22 November 2018   Thanksgiving
  23 November 2018   Dy after Thanksgiving
  25 December 2018   Christmas Day
  26 December 2018   Boxing Day 
  27 December 2018   Additional APS holiday


Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

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. For more information please visit the Australian Trade Commission.