Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Australia


Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Australia

Ambassador: Mr. Ma Chaoxu
Address: 15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Canberra
Tel: +61-2-62283999
Fax: +61-2-62283990
Email: chinaemb_au@mfa.gov.cn
Website: http://au.china-embassy.org/eng/

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Australia

Tel: +61-2-62283998
Fax: +61-2-62283993
Telephone Inquiry Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

Consular Districts of the Embassy/Consulates

Consulate GeneralConsular Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in CanberraCapital Territory (Canberra District), South Australia, North Territory
Consulate General of PRC in BrisbaneQueensland
Consulate General of PRC in MelbourneVictoria, Tasmania
Consulate General of PRC in PerthWestern Australia
Consulate General of PRC in SydneyNew South Wales


Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) 

In order to provide a better service for the applicants, the embassy of PRC in Canberra, and General Consulates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth have introduced the CVASC. Applications from all ordinary passport holders should be submitted to the center: http://www.visaforchina.org/.

Note: Applicants holding Diplomatic, Service or Official passport, or who are qualified to apply for the Diplomatic, Service, or Courtesy visa , or who apply for Hong Kong or Macao  visa/entry permit, Chinese passport/Travel Document, Notarization or Authentication should still submit the application directly to the Consulate General as usual and don’t have to make online appointment.

Detailed information about the CVASC: 

Address: Suite 201, Level 2, Canberra House, 40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, ACT 2600
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1862, Canberra, ACT 2601
Tel: +61-2-62797800
Fax: +61-2-62472888
Email: canberracenter@visaforchina.org
Office Hours: 09:00 – 15:00, Monday – Friday (except public holidays)

Address: Level 5, 299 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Mailing address: P.O. Box 20516 World Square NSW 2002
Tel: +61-2-94758800
Fax: +61-2-92612088
Address: Ground Floor, 570 ST Kilda RD., Melbourne, VIC 3004
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7227, ST Kilda Rd., Melbourne, VIC 3004
Tel: +61-3-9937-2308
Fax: +61-3-9937-2337, +61-3-9937-2338
Address: PART level 4, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000;
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12545 George Street, QLD 4003
Tel: +61-7-3031-6300
Fax: +61-7-3221-9388

Address: Ground Floor, 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000 (Entrance via Victoria Ave)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3090, East Perth, WA 6892
Tel: +61-8-9220-3800
Fax: +61-8-9221-1888

Major Types & Requirements

Tourist (L)It is issued to those who comes for tourism. Group L is available for tourists who travel on a group basis.
Business (F/M)F is issued to those who intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, study tours and other activities.
M is issued to those who intend to go there for commercial and trade activities.
Employment/Work (Z)It is issued to an alien who comes for a post, employment, or commercial performance.
Student (X)It is issued to foreigners who come to study in China.
Family Reunion (Q)It is issued to those who are family members of Chinese citizens or of foreigners with Chinese permanent residence and intend to go to China for family reunion, or to those who intend to go there for the purpose of foster care.
Q1 grants a stay of more than 180 days, while Q2 allows a stay of no more than 180 days.
Private visit (S)it is issued to family members of foreigners with work Z and student X in China or visit for other private affairs.
Transit (G)It is issued to a foreign citizen who is to transit through China on his or her way to a third country(or region).
Talent (R)It is issued to aliens who are high-level talents or whose skills are urgently needed in China.
Hong Kong SAR & Macao SAR Visa1. Australia citizens are exempt from Hong Kong Visa if they go to Hong Kong for visit or sightseeing and they stay at Hong Kong for not more than 90 days.
2. Australia citizens are exempt from Macao Visa for up to 30 days.


2017 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC in Canberra 

New Year’s DayJanuary 2Monday
Australia DayJanuary 26Thursday
Chinese New YearJanuary 27 -31Friday – Tuesday
Canberra DayMarch 13Monday
Easter DayApril 14 – 17Friday – Monday
Anazc DayApril 25Tuesday
International Labor DayMay 1Monday
Queen’s BirthdayJune 12Monday
Family & Community DaySeptember 25Monday
Chinese National DayOctober 2 – 5Monday – Thursday
Christmas DayDecember 25 & 26Monday & Tuesday