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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.  Walk-in service only, no appointments (except as below). Average wait time: 0–30 minutes.  

* Due to the relocation of the Passport Office on 21 November, there will be no walk-in service available on the afternoon of 21 November or the morning of 22 November.  Normal walk-in hours resume at 2pm on 22 November.  Please monitor this page for updates. 

* Appointments will be essential from 23 December to 2 January.  We are not currently taking appointments. 


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.