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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.


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.

*The Australian Consulate will be closed from 1pm on the afternoon of Thursday 12 December 2019. Normal hours of operation will resume on Friday 13 December 2019.

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


We provide passport services to Australian citizens in the United States.
Passport Interview hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm.
No appointments, walk-in service only; except from 16 December to 3 January*
Average wait time: 0–30 minutes.

*Please note, appointments will be required from Monday, 16 December 2019 to Friday, 3 January 2020 and walk-in applications will not be accepted at any time during these dates. To schedule an appointment, please call +1 (415) 644 3620. 


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.

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.