Chinese Embassy in Australia
Ambassador: Mr. Cheng Jingye
Address: 15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Canberra
Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Australia
Tel: +61-2-62283979, 0434716788
Telephone Inquiry Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00, 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:
Address: Suite 201, Level 2, Canberra House, 40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, ACT 2600
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1862, Canberra, ACT 2601
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
Address: Ground Floor, 570 ST Kilda RD., Melbourne, VIC 3004
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7227, ST Kilda Rd., Melbourne, VIC 3004
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
Address: Ground Floor, 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000 (Entrance via Victoria Ave)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3090, East Perth, WA 6892
Address: Suite 1.2, Level 1, 33 King William Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
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.
2023 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC in Canberra
|New Year's Day||January 2||Monday|
|Chinese New Year||January 23 - 25||Monday - Wednesday|
|Australia Day||January 26||Thursday|
|Canberra Day||March 13||Monday|
|Easter Day||April 7, April 10||Friday, Monday|
|Anazc Day||April 25||Tuesday|
|International Labor Day||May 1||Monday|
|Queen's Birthday||June 12||Monday|
|Mid-Autumn Day||September 29||Friday|
|Chinese National Day||October 2 - 4||Monday - Wednesday|
|Christmas Day||December 25 - 26||Monday - Tuesday|
Please contact Embassy of Australia in China if Australians are in troubles there.
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
If you plan to stay at a friends' instead of a hotel, then you need to submit the invitation letter from that friend. Other documents include passport, application form (you need to fill in it online, print it out and sign it), passport photo. The flight ticket is not required if you have an invitation letter. BTW, you need to make an appointment before going there in person to lodge the submission.
You can apply for a multiple-entry visa valid for a year.
Looks like no Postal service for visa applies.
Is the only option coming to ACT consulate?
Or can I go to nearest consulate (Adelaide)
I hearsay that the Visa before the COVID-19 no longer valid to be use. My Q2 Visa expired on 27th of March 2024 and wonder if I can still use it to travel to Guangzhou before March 2024. Do I need to apply for a new Visa?
Also what are the requirements for passport renewal? Mine has been expired since 2020 due to covid.
I have tried calling the Chinese Embassy in Canberra but it always gets disconnected. Thanks.