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
The 2017 Queensland State General Election will be held on Saturday 25 November 2017.
In-person voting will not be available at the Australian Embassy, Bangkok or the Consulate-General, Phuket for this election.
If you will be overseas on election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go. More information, including updating your electoral details and postal voting can be found at the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) ECQ website or by contacting the ECQ directly via telephone +61 7 3035 8107 (charges may apply) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Bennelong by-election
A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.
You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Bennelong, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Monday 20 November 2017.
In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.
You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.
Consular services are provided at the following locations:
Australian Embassy in Bangkok
Australian Embassy in Bangkok
181 Wireless Road, Lumphini
Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330
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