Australian Embassy





ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2024

The New Zealand Embassy, Beijing, will be hosting a Dawn Service on 25 April 2024 to commemorate ANZAC Day. The service will commence at 5:00 am and be followed by a traditional ‘Gunfire Breakfast’. Gates will open at 4:30am and close at 4:55am.

All visitors are required to pre-register for the event on Eventbrite at the following link:

Registrations will close at 5pm on Friday 19 April. To register you will need to provide your full name, nationality, passport number and e-mail address.

Photo ID (preferably passport) will be required for access on the day. Please note that large bags will not be permitted into the Embassy.


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:


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

17th Joint Ministerial Economic Commission meeting between Australia and China

(30 April 2024) Media release from Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell.


Resolution of wine dispute with China

(28 March 2024) Joint statement from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Foreign Minister Penny Wong,  Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Murray Watt.


Cyber targeting of UK democratic institutions

(26 March 2024) Joint statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Cyber Security Clare O’Neil.


Press conference, Parliament House, Canberra

(20 March 2024) Transcript of press conference from  Foreign Minister Penny Wong.


Foreign Minister’s opening remarks to the Australia-China Foreign and Strategic Dialogue, Parliament House, Canberra

(20 March 2024) Remarks from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.


Visit of China's Foreign Minister and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi

(19 March 2024) Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong. 


'Melbourne Declaration' affirms ASEAN and Australia partnership for the future

(6 March 2024) Media release from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. 


Statement on proposed laws under Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong

(1 March 2024) Media release from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Australian support for our region’s trade and development

(24 February 2024) Joint media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell.


Two years on, Australia stands with Ukraine

(24 February 2024) Joint media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Tim Watts.

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.








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 2024


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