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Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou
- Office closure over Easter public holidays
The Australian Consulate-General, Guangzhou will be closed on the Easter public holidays from Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April 2015 inclusive. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday 7 April 2015.
- 2015 Australian Writers' Week
- Important Visa Notice
- The New South Wales (NSW) State Election will take place on 28 March 2015.
Voting servces will not be provided at the Australian Embassy in Beijing or any Australian Consulates in China.
An information bulletin has been published on Smartraveller detailing how Australians can vote in the election if overseas:
All eligible voters who will be overseas on election day can now use the iVote system online to lodge their vote. For further details please
access the NSW Electoral Commission website: http://vote.nsw.gov.au
Inaugural Australia-Guangdong Business Cooperation Council
On 5 December 2013 the Australia-Guangdong Business Cooperation Council (AGBCC) convened its inaugural annual meeting in Guangzhou. The AGBCC is assisting Australian and Chinese businesses recognise and take advantage of opportunities in each other's markets, while streamlining trade and investment between the two economies. The Council is made up of business representatives from both Australia and Guangdong, representing industries such as legal and financial services, resources, accounting, logistics and engineering.
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Consular - Notarial Acts - Working Hours
The following notarial acts are available from 3pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.
• Witnessing Commonwealth statutory declarations
• Witnessing applications forms for, and issuing of, Certificates of No Impediment (CNI)
• Witnessing notices of intended marriage
• Performing authentication of signature and/or seals
All other notarial acts (including witnessing affidavits, witness signatures on bank documents and state government documents including witnessing driver's licence renewals and property sale and transfer documents) are available every Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.
Please visit the following website for further information on notarial services overseas:
Australian Passport - Counter Working Hours
Clients seeking to lodge passport applications (except for an emergency passport) should visit the Australian Consulate-General between 9:00am and 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
To ensure all requirements are met prior to lodgement, we advise that you phone our passport office or check our website (www.passports.gov.au) before coming to the Consulate-General to lodge your application.
On-line registration for Australians overseas