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.
3009 Post Oak Blvd
Houston TX 77056
Phone: +1 (832) 962 8420
Fax: +1 (832) 831-2022
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.
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.
The Consulate-General in Houston observes the following public holidays:
|Monday||26 December 2016||Boxing Day|
|Tuesday||27 December 2016||Christmas Day (in lieu)|
|Wednesday||28 December 2016||Additional DFAT holiday|
|Monday||2 January 2017||New Year's Day (in lieu)|
|Monday||20 February 2017||President's Day|
|Friday||14 April 2017||Good Friday|
|Monday||17 April 2017||Easter Monday|
|Monday||29 May 2017||Memorial Day|
|Monday||12 June 2017||Queen's Birthday|
|Tuesday||4 July 2017||Independence Day|
|Monday||4 September 2017||Labour Day|
|Monday||9 October 2017||Columbus Day|
|Thursday||23 November 2017||Thanksgiving|
|Friday||24 November 2017||Dy after Thanksgiving|
|Monday||25 December 2017||Christmas Day|
|Tuesday||26 December 2017||Boxing Day|
|Wednesday||27 December 2017||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.