The Embassy of Australia in Washington, DC advances Australia's political, security, defence, development, trade, investment and business relationships with the United States. The Embassy actively promotes Australia’s innovation agenda, international education and tourism sectors, and seeks to further strengthen the close personal ties that exist between the people of our two countries.
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm. See the list of Public Holidays and office closures.
Telephone: +1 (202) 797 3000
Fax: +1 (202) 797 3168
Location: 1145 17th St NW, Washington DC, 20036-4707
Passports and consular
Passport Interview hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Walk-in service only, no appointments (* except as below). Average wait time: 0–30 minutes.
* Appointments will be essential between Christmas 2020 and the New Year.
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
The Embassy is unable to provide information on visas, immigration, customs or citizenship. Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website or call the Global Service Centre in Australia on +61 2 6196 0196.