Canadian Consulate in Australia

Canadian EmbassyThe Canadian Consulate in Australia and the High Commission. If you are in Australia then you will note that there is a Canadian Consulate in Sydney and a Canadian High Commission in Canberra.  Both would be able to assist you if you are involved in an accident, need documents notarized or register a birth while in Australia.

Canadian Consulate in Australia

We have added the contact numbers for the Consulate and High Commission in Australia with the telephone details, street address and a map to the Canadian Consulate and also a map to the Canadian High Commission in Canberra which is next to the High Commission of Papua New Guinea. Note the opening hours for their offices. Also note that you can apply for a study visa and also a tourist visa for Canada. Further down you will see what type of consular assistance can be granted such as that of a public notary amongst other services.

Consulate General of Canada in Sydney

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The Consulate General of Canada in Sydney is responsible for the following areas in Australia. You will note that it issues passports to Canadian citizens in the states of New South Wales and Queensland, and in the Northern Territory. If you lost your passport while in Australia, then the loss needs to be reported to the local police.

They will issue you with a card and the case number on it. When you go to the Consulate or High Commission you will need to complete an application form for a new passport. The police case number and card needs to be added to this application form. They will then issue you with a temporary travel document or passport.

Street Address:Level 5, 111 Harrington Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Telephone:(02) 9364 3000
Fax:(02) 9364 3098
Office Hours:Monday to Friday: 08h30 to 16h30 (excluding Public Holidays)

High Commission of Canada in Canberra

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The Canadian High Commission in Australia deals with others parts of Australia when it comes to passports. The High Commission of Canada in Canberra issues passports to Canadian citizens in the states of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia; in the Australian Capital Territory; in Papua New Guinea; and in the Pacific islands in its jurisdiction (Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (FSM), Nauru, New Caledonia, the Northern Marianas, Palau, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu).

If you are getting married you will need a letter of no impediment or freedom to marry letter. You will need to contact the Embassy or High Commission to obtain this letter. This letter is to state that you are single. Once you have this letter you will need to have it certified to show that it is from the Consulate or the High Commission. You can then used the certified letter to register your marriage in Australia. See also the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand.

If you gave birth you can also seek consular assistance as you will need to register your child. You will need to obtain all the birth registration documents. Take this to the Consulate or High Commission and complete the forms to register the child. You will then register a Canadian born abroad. Always make an appointment for this.

Should you need documents legalised then this can also be done at the High Commissioner or Consulate. You will need to make an appointment for this. See also what they can legalise here as a public notary when notarising documents.


Street Address:Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone:(02) 6270 4000
TTY:01 (613) 944 9136
Fax:(61) 2 6270 4060
Hours of Operation:Monday-Friday 08:30-12:30 and 13:00 to 16:30

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