Spring Festival Holiday Notice
The Australian Embassy in Beijing will be closed 16 - 20 February 2018 (inclusive). Wishing you all a happy year of the dog!
2018 Batman by-election
A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018. More ►
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2018-19 grant rounds open
Australia-China Council 2018-19 grant round and Australian Cultural Diplomacy grants program 2018 applications are now open.
45 Years, 45 Stories: celebrating 45 years of Australia-China diplomatic relations
The stories celebrate the multifaceted community and cultural links – across sports, science, the arts, business and academia – that are the fabric of the Australia-China relationship.
The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper
The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper is the first comprehensive review of Australia's international engagement for 14 years.
It delivers a framework to ensure our prosperity and security by guiding our international efforts over the next decade and beyond.
Australia-China Joint Research Centres
JRCs are virtual centres that link Australian and Chinese research institutions conducting a portfolio of research-related activities in priority areas agreed to by the Australian and Chinese Governments, led by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology.
The third funding round is about to open in China. Chinese research institutions collaborating with Australian partners will be able to lodge applications online from 8 am, 3 January to 5 pm, 9 February 2018. For more information, please refer to the guidelines published by Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. The matching call for applications for Australian researchers has closed on 20 December 2017. More►
News and Speeches
(5 January 2018) Minister for Foreign Affairs: Today I announce the appointment of Mr Jason Robertson as Australia’s next Consul-General in Guangzhou.
(21 December 2017)Today marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and China on 21 December 1972.
(20 December 2017) The historic China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) continues to deliver benefits for Australia, two years after its entry into force.
(14 December 2017) I’m delighted to be here today to mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and China. I would like to thank Vice President Xie Yuan and the Chinese People’s Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries for hosting today’s event.
Embassy Opening Hours
The Embassy will be open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.
Australians requiring advice or assistance from the consular section may call during business hours from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday.
Please note: Passport Applications: Monday-Friday 9:00 – 12:00 and Notarial Services: Monday-Friday 14:00 – 15:30 by making appointment.