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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 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Passport interview hours: Walk-in service only. 9am-1pm. Average wait time: 0–20 minutes.

Visas 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.

2018 Victorian State Election

The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. The Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco, USA will offer early voting services during business hours from Monday 12 November to Wednesday 21 November 2018. The Consulate will be closed on Election Day.

All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote. If you are overseas, there are a number of ways to cast your vote prior to election day.

By Post
From Wednesday 31 October you can apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you via Victorian Electoral Commission website.

  1. Apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you
  2. Print and complete the ballot paper
  3. Post the ballot paper to the Australia using the envelope provided

Deadline: Postal votes must be post marked on or before 6:00pm on Election Day, 24 November 18 (Victorian time) and received in Australia no later than 6:00pm 30 November 18 (Victorian time) to be included in the count.

In Person
In person early voting services will be offered at the Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco, USA only.

Dates: Monday 12 November - Wednesday 21 November 2018 (weekdays only)
Time: Monday 12 November – Tuesday 20 November: 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 21 November: 9am – 3pm
Public Holidays: Thursday 22 November – 23 November closed in observance of Thanksgiving holidays
Note: We strongly recommend those who wish to vote in person visit the consulate from Wednesday 14 November. We expect VEC ballot papers will have arrived by this date. Further information is available at the Victorian Electoral Commission website.