Services for Australians
The Australian Consulate-General in Shenyang is in a temporary office while the Chancery is established. Australians should continue to seek assistance from the Australian Embassy in Beijing in the first instance. The Embassy's website, wechat and weibo have the most up-to-date information for Australians in China.
Important: Covid-19 control measures remain in place throughout China and may affect your travel to access consular and notarial services. You should check with authorities for any travel restrictions that may be imposed prior to travelling.
Message from Consul-General Broughton Robertson
Please email [email protected] your preferred contact details and Northeast China city of residence if you wish to stay in email and/or wechat contact with us.
Covid-19 and travel restrictions to Australia
As of 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. All travellers to Australia are required to isolate for 14 days, either at home or at a hotel.
Click here for more information from the Department of Home Affairs.
Information for Australian travellers to China
Smartraveller advice is for Australian to not travel overseas at this time. China will not allow most foreigners to enter China. Direct flights between Australia and China have been significantly reduced. If despite our advice you travel to China, you'll be subject to 14 days mandatory quarantine. Quarantine requirements vary between region and may change at short notice. If you are already in China and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means.If you stay in China, follow the advice of local authorities, monitor your health and take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19.
Authorities have detained foreigners because they are 'endangering national security'. Australians may also be at risk of arbitrary detention. If you or someone you know is in China and needs assistance, contact +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.
For emergency passport or consular support, please contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade using the numbers below.
24 hour Consular Support
+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
1300 555 135 (within Australia)
+61 421 269 080 using SMS
Speech by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham at the National Press Club, Canberra
Trading Australia towards the future. 17 June 2020
Speech by Foreign Minister Marise Payne at the National Security College, Australian National University
Australia and the world in the time of COVID-19. 16 June 2020
Statement from Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham
Australia is the most successful multicultural and migrant society in the world. The Chinese Australian community is a significant and valued contributor to that success story. We reject China's claims [raising safety concerns for tourists and students] which have no basis in fact. Our rejection of these claims, which have been falsely made by Chinese officials previously, is well known to them. 8 June 2020
Media release from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg
Major reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework. 5 June 2020
Media release by Foreign Minister Marise Payne announcing the appointment of Advisory Board members for the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations
National Foundation for Australia-China Relations advisory board members. 27 February 2020
Where We Live
Asialink Bloomberg Address by Prime Minister Scott Morrison: 26 June 2019
2020 Anzac Day Commemoration
On 25 April, Australians and New Zealanders remember the sacrifice of past and present military personnel as part of Anzac Day. Today the Australian Consul-General in Shenyang Broughton Robertson and Deputy Consul-General Eu-Niz Chan visited the Mukden POW Camp Museum to pay respects to Australian and other service personnel who were interned or died here during World War II.
Consul-General's Speech at Liaoyuan Development and Foreign Cooperation Seminar during 12th China-Northeast Asia Expo in Changchun 23 August 2019 (Chinese)
Consul-General’s Speech at opening of 13th China-Australia Hospital Forum in Harbin on bilateral cooperation in health sector 2 August 2019 (Chinese)
Speech at Opening Reception on Australia’s relationship with Northeast China
Ms Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, visited Shenyang on 24 April 2019 and spoke about Australia’s relationship with Northeast China at a reception hosted by Consul-General Broughton Robertson in honour of the opening of the Australian Consulate-General in Shenyang. 24 April 2019