Australia

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
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 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: 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, 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

 Adelaide
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

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 (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


2020 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC in Canberra

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Wednesday
Chinese New Year January 24 - 28 Friday - Tuesday
Australia Day January 29 Wednesday
Canberra Day March 9 Monday
Easter Day April 10 - 13 Friday - Monday
Anazc Day April 24 Friday
International Labor Day May 1 Friday 
Reconciliation Day June 1 Monday
Queen's Birthday June 8 Monday
Mid-Autumn Day October 1 Thursday
Chinese National Day October 2 - 6 Friday - Tuesday
Christmas Day December 24 & 25 Thursday - Friday

 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 Mar. 29, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Australia
Asked by fifi from CHINA | Jul. 09, 2020 03:36Reply
We have some documents which require China Embassy to certify. How do we get this done?
Answers (1)
Answered by Candy from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 13, 2020 00:31
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If the documents are produced by an Australian entity, you need to have it first notarized by a notary public and then have it authenciated by the Chinese embassy in Australia.
Asked by SWEE CHOK WONG from MALAYSIA | Mar. 26, 2020 09:14Reply
Application For A China Visa.
I hold a Malaysian Passport with a Permanent Resident status in Australia. I am living in Perth. My present Category M China Visa with Multiple Entries and 60 Days Duration of Each Stay will expire on 27th March 2020. I am a Consultant for a Mattress Manufacturing Company in China and wish to apply for a Category M China Visa with Multiple Entries and 90 Days Duration of Each Stay. Can I apply for this Visa in Perth? How much is the Application Fee? How long to obtain the Visa? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Carie from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 29, 2020 23:42
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Yes, you can apply for it from Australia. the fee is AUD 199.5 for a one year multiple entry visa. It normally takes four week days to obtain the visa.
Asked by Elizabeth from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 05, 2020 20:21Reply
Australian Passport with Hong Kong PR Status moving to Macau
I am an Australian Passport holder with Permanent Resident status in Hong Kong, would I be able to move to live in Macau? What kind of a visa should I apply for?
Answers (1)
Answered by Chris from USA | Feb. 11, 2020 19:29
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Elizabeth, as you have a HK PR card, you can live in Macau for as long as one year without a visa.
Asked by Noelene & Rob from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 26, 2020 16:26Reply
Query on the 144 hr visa
We are arriving in Shanghai on the night of 29th April and will be staying in Shanghai for 3 nights. We leave from Shanghai Cruise Terminal on Saturday 2nd May at 8pm for a 16 night cruise to Singapore. Would my wife and myself qualify for the 144 hour visa and if so how easy is to get.
How do we apply for this visa if we qualify?
Answers (1)
Answered by Sally from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 02, 2020 23:56
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Dear, if you fly from Australia to Shanghai and then depart for Singapore within 144hrs, both of you qualify for the 144h visa-free transit. It's quite easy to get it. Actually it's not a visa, but visa-free transit. You need to inform your airline of the intention to use this before boarding. Upon arrival at the Shanghai Airport, then follow the direction signs to the 144h visa-free transit counter to make the application.
Asked by Kim from MALAYSIA LIVING IN BRISBANE | Jan. 16, 2020 06:34Reply
Single entry visa application fee for malaysian
I hold a Malaysian passport with a permanent resident status in Australia. I am living in Brisbane and wish to visit China in April. How can I apply for single entry social visit visa in Brisbane. How much is the application Fee? How long to obtain the visa please
Answers (1)
Answered by Aaron from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 18, 2020 18:50
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Dear, you need to apply for the visa at the CVASC in Brisbane by providing your passport, residence card in Australia, application form attached with passport size photo, and round-trip tickets and hotel bookings. The application fee is AUD 99.5. The processing time is usually 4 working days.
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