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Australian Federal Election


The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016. It is now too late to enrol to vote for this election.

Online applications for a postal vote (for those already registered to vote) are available on the AEC website at Your application for a postal vote must be received by the AEC by 29 June 2016.

The Australian Embassy Beijing will be open for in person pre-poll voting on weekdays from 9am – 4pm commencing Wednesday 22 June until Friday 1 July 2016. The Embassy will also be open for voting from 9am – 4pm on Election Day 2 July 2016.

In order to be granted access to the Embassy to vote in person you will need to bring your current Australian passport as identification. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Queries relating to enrolment status, eligibility or entitlement to vote should be referred to the AEC at:

AEC website:

AEC e-mail:

AEC phone: +61 2 6160 2600


Online booking system for passport and notarial services appointments from 1 April 2016

Clients can book appointments directly via









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News and Speeches

(NEW, 8 April 2016) Prime Minister to visit China

(NEW, 8 April 2016) Australia Week in China 2016 explores new frontiers in education and tourism

(NEW, 4 April 2016) Australia Week - Australia's largest ever trade mission

(NEW, 21 March 2016) Promoting Australia’s economic links with China

(NEW, 14 February 2016) Foreign Minister's visit to Japan and China

(NEW, 1 January 2016) Free trade agreements give Australian exporters reason to celebrate

(20 December 2015) Historic China-Australia FTA enters into force

(9 December 2015) China-Australia FTA Benefits Set to Flow From 20 December

(1 December 2015) Stronger foreign investment regime comes into force

(1 December 2015) China will welcome nine of Australia’s best and brightest undergraduate students as New Colombo Plan scholars in 2016

(17 November 2015)  Australia signs new health cooperation agreements with China

(15 November 2015)   Health Minister to visit China and Indonesia

(12 November 2015)   Ministerial meeting on water management and infrastructure

(12 November 2015)   China-Australia Joint Framework on Agriculture Cooperation

(12 November 2015)  North Asia visit to strengthen agricultural relationships following FTAs


 (22 October 2015) Australia's Next Ambassador to China

 (23 August 2015) China FTA a key focus of Robb’s Asia visit

 (30 July 2015) 2015 Boyer Lecturer Announced

 (23 July 2015) Demonstration outside Chinese Consulate-General, Sydney

 (26 June 2015) Minister Cash to visit China

 (24 June 2015)Australia to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

 (12 June 2015)Professor Xinhua Wu’s visit


Job Vacancy

Vacancy – HR/Property Officer (LE4)


 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.

2016 Public Holidays