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Washington DC

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: 1601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Washington DC, 20036-2273

We're Moving

At the end of 2019, the Australian Embassy will be moving into a temporary location at the historic National Geographic building on the corner of M and 17th streets in Northwest Washington, DC. The current building housing the embassy will be demolished and a new state-of-the-art embassy will be built in its place. The address of the temporary embassy will be 1145 17th ST NW. Washington, DC. Our phone numbers and other contact details will remain the same.

Passports and consular

We provide passport and consular services to Australian citizens in the United States.
Passport Interview hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Average wait time: 0–30 minutes.  No appointments, walk-in service only.


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. 

Current Events

The Embassy and Consulate-Generals often partner with organisations and institutions to promote Australia's footprint across the US and celebrate the 'Mateship' between our two countries. For more information on past events and current events in our other jurisdictions please visit our Events page.