Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168

Services for Australians Overseas

Consular Services

Consular Services to Australian citizens and permanent residents living in and travelling through or the United States are provided by the Embassy and by the Consulates-General in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Honolulu and San Francisco.

This section also contains useful information and answers to frequently asked questions.

If you require consular assistance, contact your nearest Australian mission. For emergencies outside normal business hours you may call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra from the United States on +1 888 239 3501.


Passport services at the Embassy are provided from 9:00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Information on passport services, including details on how to apply for an Australian passport in the United States, can be found here.

Elections and Overseas Voting

For up-to-date information on enrolling and voting while overseas, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at www.aec.gov.au/overseas, or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6273 8606.


New South Wales State Election – 28 March 2015

The New South Wales (NSW) State election will take place on 28 March 2015.

Voting services will NOT be available at Australian overseas missions.

All eligible voters who will be overseas on election day can use the NSW iVote system online to lodge their vote.

Further information on the election, including enrollment and early voting, can be obtained from the NSW Electoral Commission website or by calling +61 2 9290 5287

Notarial Services

Notarial services are provided by the Australian Embassy and Consulates-General in the United States for Australians or when the documents are Australian in origin or for use in Australia. These services are not available at the Honorary Consulates in Houston, Miami and Denver. Further information on Notarial Services is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Smartraveller website.

PLEASE NOTE: The Embassy provides Notarial services on Fridays between 10 am and 12 noon or by appointment only.

Smartraveller: Travel Advice for Australians

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issues Travel Advice and Travel Bulletins for Australian travellers, including for those coming to or living in the United States. For all the latest advice, or to subscribe for regular updates, visit www.smartraveller.gov.au.

The United States Department of State issues similar advice for United States citizens. These can be found at http://travel.state.gov.

Online Register of Australians Overseas (ORAO)

We encourage all Australians travelling or residing overseas to register their travel and contact information with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. You can register online at www.orao.dfat.gov.au, or via the ‘Register Your Travel’ facility on the Smart Traveller website, www.smartraveller.gov.au.

Visiting Washington D.C. and The White House

The White House website states that foreign nationals should contact their Embassy to arrange a tour. However, public tours for foreign nationals would have to be requested via an Embassy AND the U.S. Department of State. This is not currently possible as the U.S. Department of State has NOT facilitated Embassy-sponsored public tours of The White House since 2011. The information on this page will be updated if the U.S. Department of State decides to recommence Embassy-sponsored public tours of The White House. You can take a virtual tour of the White House by clicking here. Other Information on visiting Washington D.C. can be found here.


Letter to all Australians - Diamond Jubilee Trust Australia

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has been established to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's unrivalled 60 year contribution to the Commonwealth.

The trust is raising funds to assist developing countries and underprivileged groups in Commonwealth countries. The major focus of the Trust is to combat avoidable blindness, particularly the elimination of trachoma and the early detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

Major General, The Honourable Michael Jeffrey, Executive Chairman of the Diamond Jubilee Trust in Australia, has written to all Australians seeking support via a donation (tax deductible for Australian taxpayers) through the Trust website (www.jubileetrust.org.au), or through contacting the Trust directly at info@jubileetrust.org.au.

Letter from Major General, The Honourable Michael Jeffrey to all Australians