Services for Australians
The Australian Consulate-General in Shenyang has opened its new Chancery in the China Resources Building on Qingnian Avenue but is not providing normal consular and notarial services yet. 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
Since March 2020, apart from a few exceptions, 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
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