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 Visa Application Form of PRC
  Procedure and Fee for Application

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
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 General Consular Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in Canberra Capital Territory (Canberra District), South Australia, North Territory
Consulate General of PRC in Brisbane Queensland
Consulate General of PRC in Melbourne Victoria, Tasmania
Consulate General of PRC in Perth Western Australia
Consulate General of PRC in Sydney New 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: 

Canberra
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)

Sydney
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

Melbourne
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

Brisbane
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

Perth
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

Types

Purpose
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 Visa 1. 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.

 Procedure for Application at CVASC            Visa Fees

 2015 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC in Canberra 
Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Thursday
Australia Day January 26 Monday
Spring Festival February 18 - 20 Wednesday - Friday
Canberra Day March 9 Monday
Easter Day April 3 - 6 Friday - Monday
Anazc Day April 25 Saturday
International Labor Day May 1 Friday
Queen's Birthday June 8 Monday
Dragon Boat Festival June 22 Monday
Family & Community Day September 28 Monday
Chinese National Day October 1, 2 Thursday, Friday
Australia Labor Day October 5 Monday
Christmas December 25 - 28 Friday - Monday

 Please contact Embassy of Australia in China if Australians are in troubles there.

 Other Chinese Embassies in Oceania: Suva, Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, New Zealand