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End of COVID-19 predeparture requirement in China

Australia’s pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for passengers arriving from the People’s Republic of China, including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, will cease applying to flights that land in Australia at 12.01am on 11 March 2023.  Please visit: https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-mark-butler-mp/media/end-of-covid-19-predeparture-requirement-in-china?language=en

 

Updated Travel Advice – 11 January 2024

We've reviewed our advice for China. We haven't changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. As previously advised, authorities have detained foreigners on the grounds of ‘endangering national security’. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention or harsh enforcement of local laws, including broadly defined National Security Laws.

Travel advice:

Exercise a high degree of caution in China overall.

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For Australians requiring urgent consular assistance after hours, please telephone the Embassy main switch number on (010)  5140 4111 and press “1” and you will be transferred to the Consular Emergency Centre.

Alternatively, you can telephone the Consular Emergency Centre directly on 61 2 6261 3305

 

Latitude Financial Services data breach - 13 April 2023

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is aware of a cyber incident impacting Latitude Financial Services.  

Click Here for more Information and Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Medibank Private/ahm and other recent data breaches – advice for foreign passport holders

Medibank Private/ahm have advised the Australian Passport Office (APO) that no Australian Travel Document information was compromised in this breach.

Foreign passports for international students were compromised through this cyberattack. Medibank Private/ahm are contacting impacted customers directly.

If Medibank Private/ahm have advised you that your foreign passport information was compromised, you should contact the government that issued the passport for advice on what to do. This is also the case for all data breaches that impact foreign passport holders, including the recent breaches at Optus and Medlab.

More information:

Medibank/ahm impacted customers:

Optus impacted customers:

  • Contact Optus customer service directly on 133 937 (within Australia), or +612 8082 5678 (International), or go to their Passport Information (link is external) webpage.
  • Go to our Frequently Asked Questions on the Optus data breach and passport information
  • See the Australian Cyber Security Centre's Optus data breach (link is external) alert.

Medlab impacted customers:

Contact Medlab customer service directly on +61 1800 433 980, or go to their data breach web page (link is external).

 

News and Speeches

Western Australian Chinese New Year ball

(21 February 2024) Speech by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. 
 

$50 million in Australian support for International Fund for Ukraine

​(15 February 2024) Joint media release from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Minister for Defence Richard Marles and Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

 

Sentencing of Dr Yang Jun

(5 February 2024) Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong. 

 

Detention of Dr Yang Jun

(19 January 2024) Statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong. 
 

China lifts suspensions on three export meat establishments

(12 December 2023) Joint media release from Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Murray Watt.

 

Australian Government concerns about recent actions in the South China Sea

(12 December 2023) Media release from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

 

First fields of barley make their way to China 

(9 December 2023) Joint media release from Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Murray Watt.

 

Press conference - Beijing

(7 November 2023) Transcript of press conference with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

 

Dialogue key to relations with China

(7 November 2023) Media release from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

 

Statement on joint outcomes of the China-Australia Annual Leaders' Meeting

(7 November 2023) Joint statement.

 

Meeting with Premier Li Qiang

(7 November 2023) Transcript of meeting between Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Premier of the People's Republic of China Li Qiang.

 

Why building on 50 years of diplomacy is so important

(7 November 2023) Op-ed by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

 

Press conference - Beijing

(6 November 2023) Transcript of press conference with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

 

Meeting with President Xi Jinping

(6 November 2023) Transcript of meeting between Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping.

 

Meeting with Chairman Zhao Leji

(6 November 2023) Transcript of meeting between Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China Zhao Leji.

 

Press conference - Beijing

(6 November 2023) Transcript of press conference with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

 

Lunch reception hosted by Tourism Australia

(5 November 2023) Speech from  Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

 

Press conference - Shanghai

(5 November 2023) Transcript from press conference with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell.

 

Opening session of the China International Import Expo

(5 November 2023) Speech from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

 

Remarks - Shanghai 

(4 November 2023) Remarks to media by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

 

Visit to Shanghai, China

(3 November 2023) Media statement from Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell.

 

Statement on the passing of former Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, H.E. Mr Li Keqiang

(27 October 2023) Media statement from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

 

Visit to the People's Republic of China 

(22 October 2023) Media release from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

 

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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.

Embassy Public Holidays 2023

 

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