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Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou
- Important Visa Notice
- 2015 Queensland State General election
The 2015 Queensland state general election will be held on Saturday 31 January 2015.
A travel bulletin informing Australians overseas of the election and available voting options will be posted on the Smartraveller website (www.smartraveller.gov.au) in the coming days.
Voting services will not be provided at posts in China.
Any enquiries should be made to the Electoral Commission of Queensland (EQC) at: http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au
Electors can also contact the EQC directly by telephone: +61-1300-881-665, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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