Services for Australians
The Consular Services Section of the Embassy provides advice and assistance to Australian citizens in need in Thailand, performs notarial services (e.g. witnessing of signatures and true copies of documents), and processes applications for Australian passports. Further information on consular and passport services available is provided under the “Australians” tab on this webpage, or visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Smart Traveller website, www.smartraveller.gov.au
The Consular Services Section in Bangkok is open from 0830-1600 hours Monday to Friday (excluding Embassy public holidays).
Where applicable, payment by credit card is preferred. Please contact the Consular section on 02 344 6300 prior to your visit to confirm fees payable.
The Australian Embassy wishes to advise that notarial fees increased on 1 January 2017. The new fee structure will better align with the commercial rates charged by public notaries. The new fee schedule is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s website.
Notarial fees have not increased since 1 July 2000. From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Notarial fees are legislated according to the Consular Fees Act 1955 and consular staff have no discretion in applying these fees.
The Consular Services Section does not accept or process applications for visas for entry to Australia or applications for Australian citizenship. Information on these services in provided under the “Connecting with Australia” tab on this webpage or by emailing the Embassy’s Immigration Section at email@example.com
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN STATE ELECTION - 11 MARCH 2017
The Western Australian State general election will be held on Saturday 11 March 2017. If you are overseas and would like to vote, you can do so by postal vote or in-person at some locations.
To check whether you are enrolled to vote visit the online enrolment tool at www.elections.wa.gov.au/onlineEnrolmentSystem
You can apply for a postal vote until 6pm Wednesday 8 March. Please note that postal vote applications for overseas electors should be submitted early to ensure ballot papers are received on time.
To be included in the count of votes, completed ballot papers must be postmarked on or before 6pm local time on Saturday 11 March 2017 and reach the Western Australian Electoral Commission no later than 9am Thursday 16 March 2017. Please place appropriate postage on the return envelope and mark it as airmail.
To apply for a postal vote (online or hard copy) visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission website at www.elections.wa.gov.au or telephone +61 8 9214 0400.
In-person early voting
Early voting commences on Monday 20 February and concludes on Friday 10 March. The standard opening hours of the Australian Embassy in Bangkok apply during this period, with the exception of Friday 10 March, when we will remain open until 6pm local time.
For further information on in-person voting, including a list of early vote issuing offices overseas, visit www.elections.wa.gov.au/vote/election-day
The WAEC offers the iVote system for individuals who require additional assistance lodging their vote. For further information please visit www.elections.wa.gov.au/ivote
Consular services are provided at the following locations:
Australian Embassy in Bangkok
Australian Embassy in Bangkok
37 South Sathorn Road
Switchboard: +66 2 344 6300
nearest MRT (subway): Lumphini
nearest BTS (skytrain): Sala Daeng
the Embassy is a 10-15 minute walk from either station.
Australian Consulate-General in Phuket
6th Floor CCM Complex
77/77 Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Road (Bypass Road)
Muang Phuket 83000 THAILAND
In Koh Samui and Chiang Mai, limited consular assistance is available through our Honorary Consuls. Honorary Consuls are not able to perform the following services:
•Perform notarial functions (such as witnessing documents)
•Accept or process passport applications
•Accept or provide advice on visa applications
•Accept or provide advice on Australian Citizenship application
Australian Consulate, Koh Samui
Telephone: +66 (0) 93 584 7074
Australian Consulate, Chiang Mai
195/262 Moo Baan Sansaran 2 (Mod Chic), Soi 2/7
T. Banwaen, A. Hangdong, Chiang Mai 50230
Monday to Thursday 9am- 12pm (by prior appointment only)
Telephone: +66 (0) 91 857 6996
Fax: +66 (0) 53 336 958
The Consular Section of the Embassy conducts regular outreach visits to Chiang Mai. Details of upcoming visits can be found at the following link: Consular Outreach Visits