China Embassy in Australia

 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

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 General Consular Jurisdiction
Embassy of PRC in Canberra Capital Territory (Canberra District), 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
Consulate General of PRC in Adelaide South Australia

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, Adelaide, and Perth have introduced the CVASC. Applications for China visa and Hong Kong or Macao visa/entry permit from all ordinary passport holders should be submitted to the center:

Note: Applicants holding Diplomatic, Service or Official passport, or who are qualified to apply for the Diplomatic, Service, or Courtesy visa, 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
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

Address: Suite 1.2, Level 1, 33 King William Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 
Tel: +61-8-8113-3800
Fax: +61-8-8410-0245

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 (M) It is issued to those who intend to go there for commercial and trade activities.
Noncommercial Visit (F) It is issued to aliens who are invited to a lecture, scientific-technological & cultural exchanges, study tours, etc.
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

2019 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC in Canberra

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Tuesday
Australia Day January 28 Monday
Chinese New Year February 4 - 6 Monday - Wednesday
Canberra Day March 11 Monday
Easter Day April 19 - 22 Friday - Monday
Anazc Day April 25 Thursday
International Labor Day May 1 Wednesday
Reconciliation Day May 27 Monday
Queen's Birthday June 10 Monday
Mid-Autumn Day September 13 Friday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 3 Tuesday - Thursday
Christmas Day December 25 & 26 Wednesday & Thursday

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

 Recommended tours:
China Tours from Australia
China Tour from Sydney
China Tour from Brisbane
China Tour from Melbourne
China Tour from Canberra
China Tour from Perth

 Other Chinese Embassies in Oceania:
Suva, Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, New Zealand
- Last modified on Sep. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Australia
Asked by Jesus from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 05, 2019 08:31Reply
Type of VISA if exhibiting at an event
Hi, which type of VISA would I need to apply for if I'm exhibiting at an event? Would it be the work one or the tourist one?

Answers (1)
Answered by Anita from USA | Sep. 06, 2019 00:36

You can apply for a business M type.
Asked by Malik from HONG KONG | Jul. 26, 2019 18:09Reply
Pakistan Passport applying Hong Kong Visitor Visa from Australia.
I am Pakistani Passport holder age 65 currently staying in Australia with my daughter as a visitor, i have a One Year Australia tourist visa which valid till August 2020, In the mean time my niece in ( Hong Kong SAR citizen) invited me to attend her marriage ceremony in coming Nov 2019. Please advice me where to apply the Hong Kong visa staying in Australia.
Answers (1)
Answered by Olive from USA | Jul. 29, 2019 00:04

Malik, you can apply at CVASC in Australia.
Asked by Lyn from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 03, 2019 03:44Reply
How do I paid for the China Visa that I’m sending in the post for it
Answers (1)
Answered by Elsa from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 03, 2019 23:26

You can make the payment through Payment Authorization Form. Please complete the debit card/ credit card Payment Authorization Form and include it in your application package posted to the Visa Centre. This form can be downloaded from the website of the CVASC. Your fee will be deducted from your credit/debit card according to the actual amount. Cash, money order and check are NOT acceptable for a postal application.
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