Welcome to the website of the Australian Consulate General in Mumbai. This site will provide you with quick, helpful and accurate information; and relevant links to all Australian issues for Australians living and working overseas, as well as servicing Indian business and investment.
For Australians in distress, please call the Australian Consulate consular section on +91 11 41399900. If it is outside of business hours, you may call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 62611289 or +61 2 62611213. If they cannot resolve your issue from there, they will make contact with a consular official in Mumbai who will get in touch with you.
Industry Insights for Australian businesses
Austrade is working closely with the network of government departments and industry agencies to help Australian businesses overcome complex and fast-evolving COVID-19–related challenges. Their website is updated regularly to provide industry insights by sectors for Australian Exporters. Link: https://www.austrade.gov.au/news/news/novel-coronavirus
Australian Consulate General in Mumbai
Level 10, A Wing
Opp MCA Cricket Club
G Block, Plot C 38-39
Bandra Kurla Complex
Mumbai 400 051
Tel: +91 11 4139 9900
Fax: +91 22 6757 4955
Email: General enquiries: [email protected]
The Consulate General is open from 08:30 AM to 04:45 PM Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. However, due to lockdown measures in Mumbai, these hours may be subject to change.
Temporary entry measures are currently in place as a precaution for health and safety reasons and due to the continuing lockdown in Mumbai, the Consulate-General is unable to accept visitors without a prior appointment. Please email [email protected] for any consular, passport or notarial services and advice, including to make a time to visit the Consulate-General if required
The safety and health of our visitors, staff and contractors is a priority, if you are feeling unwell or located in a containment zone we recommend you cancel your appointment and do not visit the Consulate-General.
Standard checks are being conducted by the building management upon entry. Clients displaying symptoms of being unwell or those coming from a containment zone may be refused entry into the building premises by building security.
We ask that you do not bring anyone to your appointment who is not required to attend. All members of the public who enter the Consulate-General must wear a face mask covering during the time of their visit. Visitors are also being asked to use hand-sanitizer as appropriate.
Please note washroom facilities are not available at the Australian Consulate-General Mumbai Office
Passport and Notary services:
Passport interviews and notary services are by appointment only and are conducted between 08:30 am to 12:00 noon Monday to Friday. To book an appointment please email [email protected].
Visa related services:
The Australian Consulate General, Mumbai does not provide any assistance with regard to Australian visa or citizenship applications.
- For visa or citizenship information visit www.border.gov.au
- For additional information visit the Australian High Commission in New Delhi at http://india.highcommission.gov.au/ndli/Visas_and_Migration.html
- On-line lodgement is the most convenient and efficient way of lodging a visa application. Please visit http://www.border.gov.au/immiaccount for more details.
Western Australia Election March 2021
If you are eligible to vote in the West Australian State Election in March 2021 but are living overseas or travelling for an extended period, you are still required to vote. The only way to lodge a vote in this election from overseas is by postal vote, so you need to act quickly. See the Voting Options for Overseas Electors or visit the WA Electoral Commission's website at www.elections.wa.gov.au for further details.
Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership: Grants program – Call for Applications
Applications are now invited for the new Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP): Grant Round 1.
The AICCTP complements the Australia-India Framework Arrangement on Cyber and Cyber-Enabled Critical Technology Cooperation signed by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator the Hon Marise Payne and India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar as part of the Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership announced during the Leaders’ Virtual Summit on 4 June 2020.
The Partnership’s 2020 grant program (Grant Round 1) will prioritise emerging and critical technology-related proposals that focus on the following areas:
- activities that facilitate Australia-India research partnerships to strengthen understanding of ethical frameworks for emerging and critical technologies, and the development of best practice on translating ethical frameworks into practical action;
- initiatives that encourage the development of technical critical technology standards that advance Australia and India’s interests; and.
- research on the trends shaping the global and technology marketplace or that assesses the opportunities and effectiveness of ethical frameworks or technical standards for emerging and critical technologies.
Applications close on 5 February 2021. For more information about the AICCTP grant program and application round please click here.
Australian Alumni Grants Scheme (AAGS) 2021: Round 2 – Call for Applications
Applications are now invited for the second round of the Australian Alumni Grants Scheme 2021.
This grant scheme supports the application, sharing of knowledge and experience gained by India-based Australian alumni during their studies in Australia. It aims to strengthen ties between both nations, support alumni in their professional endeavours and improve ‘Australia literacy’ in India.
The key objectives of the AAGS 2021 are to:
o Cyber Security; Critical Technology; Critical Minerals; Maritime Cooperation; Education (Edutech); Resources and Mining, Equipment, Technology, Services; Science and Innovation; Agribusiness; Energy; Health; Infrastructure/Urban Development; Financial Services; Sports; Tourism;
· provide alumni with opportunities to enhance and capitalise on their knowledge and skills to improve practice in their professional fields and communities;
· develop, maintain and strengthen professional linkages and partnerships between alumni and the Australian government, and Australian businesses, organisations and educational institutions;
· connect alumni to each other across disciplines and professions, organisations and institutions, and geographic areas in order to share good practice and create opportunities for collaboration;
· develop a network of alumni who view Australia’s capabilities and credentials in a positive light; and
· showcase Australia’s excellence as a global provider of high quality education and research.
Applications close on 10 February 2021. For more information about the AAGS and to apply, please click here.
Changes to Smartraveller: What you need to know
Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.
You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.
In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.
Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.
Hoax Employment Opportunities
The Australian Consulate General is aware of hoax employment opportunities advertising recruitment from companies such as John Holland, Eco Mech Engineering, Wyatt Cole Construction and others to Australia. The Australian Consulate General is not undertaking a recruitment process for any of these companies in Australia nor assisting with the processing of visa applications to work at these or other companies.
If you have concerns about the validity of an employment offer, please refer to the information regarding potential visa scams, including various warning signs, available on the Australian High Commission, New Delhi website via the following link (http://india.highcommission.gov.au/ndli/IMMI19022014.html). Where you are the recipient of an email purporting to be from the Australian Consulate General and you are being asked to process a payment for issuance of a visa please report this to [email protected] and contact your local Police Office for further action.
Please note at no stage will the Australian Consulate General, nor any staff of the Consulate, request any payment or charge any fees to assist with visa processing or employment opportunities in Australia.
Increase in Passport Fees
Effective from 1 January 2021 there will be an increase in the Passport fees. The fee structure is stated in the document below. Please note that you will be required to pay an equivalent amount in local currency. For more details you may contact the Australian diplomatic mission or consulate where you will lodge your application.
Phasing out of Frequent Traveller Passports
As of 1 December 2017, the Frequent Traveller Passport (FTP) will no longer be accepted in Australia or overseas. Please contact us on +91 11 4139 9900 or [email protected] for more information on replacement passports.