Embassy of Australia
United States of America


Australian Consulate-General - San Francisco 

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

Australian Consulate-General / Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Phone: +1 415 644 3620

Fax: +1 415 536 1982


Consular & Passports

Phone: +1 415 644 3620

24-Hour Consular Emergency Centre (Australia) + 1 (888) 239-3501 (from the US)

Email for General Enquiries: sanfrancisco@austrade.gov.au

Australian Federal Election

The Australian Federal Election will be held on Saturday, 2 July 2016

Early (in-person) voting will be offered at the San Francisco post between 10:00am and 4:00pm on business days, from Monday, 20 June 2016 through Friday, 1 July 2016. Election arrangements, including voting times, will be published on this page and updated regularly. Information relating to being overseas during a Federal Election can be obtained on the Australian Electoral Commission’s 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 www.immi.gov.au 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. 

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: www.austrade.gov.au

Office Hours and Location

The Australian Consulate-General is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays. Please see below for times when passport applications can be submitted.

The Australian Consulate-General is located on Market Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets. Montgomery Station is the nearest BART/MUNI Station.


Passport applications can be lodged between 9:00am and 1:00pm, Monday through Friday, on a walk-in basis, excluding observed public holidays (listed below).  Wait times are generally 0 – 30 minutes. Passport interviews outside 9:00am and 1:00pm require an appointment, dependent upon availability.

Appointments are required 9:00am and 5:00pm, Monday 19 December 2016 through Friday 6 January 2017, walk-in applications will not be accepted at any time between these dates.

All Australian passport applications must be lodged in person by the applicant. 

For children under 16 years of age, one parents 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 needs to attend in person with one parent. 

Appointments can be arranged by phone; +1 415-644-3620. 

►PASSPORT information

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.

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.

CONSULAR information


Consular officers at the Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco can certify documents and, for limited documents, witness signatures. All State issued documents, which require a signature to be witnessed, must be witnessed by the Consul-General. An appointment is required to witness signatures on State issued documents.

To schedule an appointment, please call +1 415-644-3620 and follow the prompts.

NOTARIAL information

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

For the 2016 Calendar year the Consulate-General will be observing the following holiday schedule and will be closed on these dates:


  MLK Day


  Monday 18 January 2016

  Good Friday


  Friday 25 March 2016

  Easter Monday


  Monday 28 March 2016

  Memorial Day


  Monday 30 May 2016

  Queen’s Birthday


  Monday 13 June 2016

  Independence Day


  Monday 4 July 2016

  Labor Day

    Monday 5 September 2016

  Columbus Day


  Monday 10 October 2016



  Thursday 24 November 2016

  Day after Thanksgiving Day


  Friday 25 November 2015

  Christmas Day


  Monday 26 December 2015

  Boxing Day


  Tuesday 27 December 2015

  Additional APS holiday


  Wednesday 28 December 2015