Contact details and location
General office hours : 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
Passport Interview hours - no appointments
9:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm Monday to Friday
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Metro: Dupont Circle / Farragut North
DFAT head office in Canberra
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeAddress:
RG Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221 Australia
Switchboard: +61 2 6261 1111
For visa, immigration and citizenship issues, please call our Visa and Citizenship Information Service by phone - +1 613 238 1040 (Call costs to Canada apply) or complete the email enquiry form for the Americas Region.
For a query about the issue of an Australian passport not covered on our website. (Please Note: This service is for passport queries only. You will not receive a response if your question does not pertain to your Australian passport.)
For information on visiting DC institutions such as the White House, the Pentagon and the US Capitol. Please note that the embassy does not accommodate tours for Australians visiting the area.
This service is for people living in the United States who have a general reference question about Australia not covered on our website. Besides the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC, there a several Australian Consulates, Trade Commissions and Honorary Consuls within the United States. Please visit our Australian Consulates & Trade commissions page to find the one closest to you.
If you live in Australia, please contact your own public school or workplace library, or the appropriate Australian government agency via www.australia.gov.au
If you live elsewhere, contact the Australian mission that serves your country. You will find a complete listing at www.dfat.gov.au/missions.
Please look carefully through our website. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please call the embassy or one of the many consulates within the United States.
Queries about school project packets (elementary only)
Please look carefully through our website for the information you are seeking. A great deal of information about Australia is available through links on our 'About Australia' page.
Queries about higher education opportunities
Please visit Australian Education International. It has valuable information for undergraduate and graduate level students considering study in Australia.
General queries or comments
Your feedback on this site is welcome. If you require information not currently available on this site or would like to see something added to the site please send us your comments.
*Please note that if your request for information does not fall within the website's jurisdiction of "service for people living in the United States who have a general reference question about Australia not covered on our website", you may not receive a response to your query.