China Embassy in Australia

 Visa Application Form of PRC
  Procedure and Fee for Application

Ambassador: Mr. Cheng Jingye
Address: 15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Canberra
Tel: +61-2-62283999
Fax: +61-2-62283836

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Australia

Tel: +61-2-62283979, 0434716788
Fax: +61-2-62283997
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:

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

2021 Holiday Schedule of the CVASC in Canberra

Festival Date Day
New Year's Day January 1 Friday
Australia Day January 26 Tuesday
Chinese New Year February 11 - 15 Thursday - Monday
Canberra Day March 8 Monday
Easter Day April 5 Monday
Anazc Day April 26 Monday
International Labor Day May 3 Monday 
Queen's Birthday June 14 Monday
Mid-Autumn Day September 20 - 21 Monday - Tuesday
Chinese National Day October 1 - 5 Friday - Tuesday
Christmas Day December 27 - 28 Monday - Tuesday

 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 May. 25, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Australia
Asked by Lilian from AUSTRALIA | May. 25, 2022 20:03Reply
Passport Renewal
Hi, I need to renew my Chinese passport and I'm wondering do I need to do the renewal process in person? Or can I have someone else do it for me?
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.
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo | May. 29, 2022 23:47

You need to make a reservation on the official website at first:
Asked by graham hogg from AUSTRALIA | May. 24, 2021 17:58Reply
my wife is Chinese, we live in Darwin, Nothern Territory, her passport expires in December 2021,
how does she renew it and how much does it cost
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo | May. 25, 2021 02:27

She could make an appoinment at to renew her passport.
Asked by Cynthia Lee from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 17, 2021 17:43Reply
HKSAR Passport Renewal
I would like to confirm the address for CDCM in Canberra to post a HKSAR passport renewal application registered mail as follows:

15 Coronation Drive
Yarralumla ACT 2600

Thank you...
Answers (1)
Answered by Julie | Feb. 25, 2021 00:15

Yes, this is the right address.
Asked by Susan | Aug. 31, 2020 17:36Reply
Chinese passport renew
Hello, my Chinese passport has expired in July 2020, I could not renew it in Sydney as Chinese consulate has been closed since April 6 due to the covid-19, can i renew it in Canberra?

Answers (1)
Answered by Doris | Sep. 03, 2020 02:00

You can have a try.
Asked by Wendy Lo from AUSTRALIA | Aug. 26, 2020 19:24Reply
Renewal of HKSAR Passport in Canberra

My son's HKSAR Passport is due to expired by the end of the year. He is 15 years old and is now studying in Australia. I would like to enquire on how I should proceed on the renewal of his passport in Canberra, Australia.

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily | Aug. 30, 2020 23:23

He can renew this passport at the Chinese embassy in Australia. For details, please browse the website of the embassy.
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