Embassy of Australia
United States of America

Consulate-General - San Francisco

Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco.

Australian Consulate-General

The Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco provides consular and passport services to Australian citizens residing or travelling in Northern California (north of 36N latitude), Nevada (except Las Vegas), Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. 

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

The role of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is to advance Australia’s international trade, investment, education and tourism interests by providing information, advice and services.  For further information visit the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) website.  

Visas and Immigration

Please note that there is no Visa Agency for travel and immigration to Australia in San Francisco. There is a service to assist people in North America with queries on Australian Immigration, visas and citizenship. For visa enquires please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website or call the Americas Service Centre on +1 613 238 1040 which is located in Canada. Please note that standard call charges to Canada will apply.


Standard passport interview hours in San Francisco (excluding Monday, 18 December 2017 – Friday, 5 January 2018)

Passport applications can be lodged between 9am and 1pm, Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays (listed below).  This is a walk-in service only, with no appointments.  Wait times are generally 0 – 20 minutes. 

Passport interview from Monday, 18 December 2017 to Friday, 5 January 2018

An appointment is essential for passport applications to be lodged between these dates and walk-in applications will not be accepted during these dates.  Standard passport interview hours resume on Monday, 8 January 2018.  Please call +1 415-644-3620 to schedule an appointment during these dates. 

Passport instructions, application forms and fees

For detailed information about how to prepare and lodge your application, including fees and the required documentation, please read the step by step instructions on the Embassy website.  If you have any passport questions that are not answered on the website, please email us at  SanFrancisco@austrade.gov.au.

All Australian adult passport applications must be lodged in person by the applicant, even if you have renewed by mail in the past.

For children under 16 years of age, one parent must lodge the application in person and the child does not need to attend.  For children 16 years of age or 17 years of age, the child must attend in person with one parent.  It does not matter whether the parent is an Australian citizen.

For Australians Seeking Consular Assistance

The Consular Section offers 24-hour emergency service to Australians who are in distress and/or require urgent consular assistance. If you are an Australian citizen in need of emergency assistance, please call +1 415 644 3620 during normal business hours or email SanFrancisco@austrade.gov.au.

If you require assistance when the Consulate-General is closed such as after hours, on weekends or public holidays, call 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.

Additional information about consular services can be found on the Embassy website.


Consular staff can provide a range of notarial services.  Some notarial services require an appointment and we may not be able to assist if you do not contact our office in advance.  To confirm whether an appointment is required, please call +1 (415) 644-3620 or email  SanFrancisco@austrade.gov.au

Notarial service fees will increase from 1 January 2017.  Additional information about notarial services, including current fees, can be found on the Embassy website.

Location and contact details

Australian Consulate-General
575 Market Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA   94105

Phone: +1 415 644 3620
Fax: +1 415 536 1982

The Australian Consulate-General, San Francisco, is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays (listed below); however, passport and notarial services are available during limited times, as explained above. 

The building is located on Market Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets.  Montgomery Station is the nearest BART/MUNI station, and the 500 Block exit will exit outside our building. 

Please have valid photo ID to show security in the lobby. 

Public Holidays

The Consulate-General will be observe the following holiday schedule and will be closed on these dates:

 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
 Monday  16 January 2017  MLK Day
 Monday  20 February 2017  Presidents 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  Labor Day
 Thursday  23 November 2017  Thanksgiving
 Friday  24 November 2017  Day after Thanksgiving Day
 Monday  25 December 2017  Christmas Day
 Tuesday  26 December 2016  Boxing Day
 Wednesday  27 December 2017  Additional APS Holiday