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San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area is at the centre of global technology and innovation. The Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco focuses on investment attraction in key areas including digitech, cyber security, agritech and clean energy. Australian start-ups and entrepreneurs looking to access the Bay Area ecosystem can apply to participate in the Austrade-managed Landing Pad.

Contact

Hours of operation: 9.00am to 1.00pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Hours of operation for passport applications is listed below. See the list of Public Holidays and office closures.

Telephone: +1 (415) 644 3620
Fax: +1 (415) 536 1982
Location: Australian Consulate-General
575 Market Street, Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Passports

We provide passport services to Australian citizens in the United States by appointment only.  Please make your appointment online.

Appointments are available up to 3 weeks in advance. New appointments are opened on Mondays at approximately 6am PST (or Tuesdays if Monday is a public holiday). 

For emergency passports, please call (415) 644 3620.

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.

COVID-19 PCR testing - San Francisco jurisdiction

All passengers aged five years of age or older travelling to Australia must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test to their airline when checking in.  You must be tested 72 hours or less prior to departure.  You can read more about this requirement and travelling to Australia on our COVID-19 page.  

The testing providers listed below have advised they can provide the required PCR testing.  Please note these providers are not affiliated with the Consulate-General.  You should contact the providers directly to confirm current appointment arrangements, pricing, and turnaround time for test results, as the information below is subject to change. 

Location Provider

Details

San Francisco and Berkeley                          

Downtown Medical 

Visit https://mydoctorsf.com/covid-19-testing-for-travel/ for further information and to register at either San Francisco or Berkeley.

  • PCR results within 48 hours– confirm processing time when scheduling
  • Insurance not required
  • Price: up to $365.00
  • Scheduled appointments only at both locations
Oakland

Renegade Bio 

Visit https://www.testthepeople.org/ for further information and registration.

  • PCR results within 48 hours– confirm processing time when scheduling
  • Insurance not required
  • Price: $125.00
  • Scheduled appointments only
Seattle

Seattle City Testing

Visit https://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19/free-covid-19-testing for further information and registration.

  • PCR Results within 48 -72 hours– confirm processing time when scheduling
  • Insurance not required 
  • Price: Free of charge
  • Walk up and scheduled appointment options at several locations

Please note Aurora is the busiest site

Portland

Carreon Health

Visit https://carreonhealth.org/scheduling or call +1 503 719 4827 for further information and registration.

  • PCR Results within 48 -72 hours – confirm processing time when scheduling
  • Insurance not required 
  • Price: up to $90.00
  • Scheduled appointments only

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.

Stay connected

Connect with Australians in the San Francisco area and find out more about local events via the San Francisco Aussies website, Facebook, and Twitter. Consider also joining the Aussie Founders Network - a member-driven community of Australian founders, investors and industry advisors.