Texas is recognised as a global hub for energy, with the city of Houston also a centre for medical research and international business. The Consulate-General is primarily focused on attracting productive foreign direct investment to Australia, with a particular emphasis on resources and energy, medtech, biotech, defence, cyber security, agribusiness and food. Promoting Australia’s education and research links and seeking out major opportunities for Australian companies in these sectors is also a priority.
Hours of operation: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. See the list of Public Holidays and office closures.
Telephone: +1 (832) 962 8420
Fax: +1 (832) 831 2022
Location: Australian Consulate-General
3009 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 1310
Houston, TX, 77056
Australian Federal Election - 18 May 2019
The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled.
To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au. The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Thursday 18 April (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled).
There are no in person voting services being provided in Houston. However, you can vote in person at six of our offices in the United States.
Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at www.aec.gov.au.
If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.
Election information in other languages can be found at www.aec.gov.au/translated.
We provide passport services to Australian citizens in the United States. Passport interviews and notary services are by appointment only. Book your appointment online.
Passport Interview hours: Monday to Thursday: 9.00am - 4.30pm. Friday: 9.00am - 12.00pm.
24-Hour Consular Assistance
Outside business hours, Australians requiring emergency consular assistance can call the 24-hour consular emergency helpline free from the US on +61 2 6261 3305 or SMS +61 421 269 080. During business hours, Australians in the United States requiring consular assistance should contact your nearest Australian mission.
Australian visas, immigration, customs and citizenship
Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website or call the Global Service Centre in Australia on +61 2 6196 0196. The Consulate-General is unable to provide information on visas, immigration, customs or citizenship.