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British High Commission for Australia - Address / Phone Number

British High Commission for Australia

High Commission of the United Kingdom in the Commonwealth in Australia

Address: Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600
City: Canberra (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +10 hours)
Tel.: (02) 6270 6666
Fax: (02) 6273 3236
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 8.45 – 12.30, 13.30 – 17.00

General Consulate in Sydney

: Level 16, Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia,
City: Sydney (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +10 hours)
Tel.: +61 (0) 9247 7521
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 12.30, 13.30 – 17.00
Consular hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 13.00

General Consulate in Melbourne

Address: 17th Floor, 90 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
City: Melbourne (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +10 hours)
Tel.: +61 (0)3 9652 1600
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 17.00

The High Commission in Canberra provides a wide variety of consular services:

  • Provides and assists with various types of Visas – Tourist visitor, Skilled worker, and other visas
  • Passports and emergency travel documents - how to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.
  • Travel advice – information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.
  • Certificates, register offices, changes of name or gender, includes researching family history, deed poll changes, correcting certificates
  • Child Benefit – information about eligibility, claiming and when Child Benefit stops
  • Death and bereavement – reporting a death, wills, probate and Inheritance Tax
  • Having a child, parenting and adoption  - legal rights, birth certificates, parental rights and child maintenance
  • Lasting Power of Attorney, being in care and your financial affairs - includes dealing with benefits, taxes and leaving care
  • Marriage, civil partnership and divorce – includes register offices, decree absolutes and looking after children, etc.

When applying for a British passport one needs to be aged over 16 and one of the following:

  • British citizen
  • British overseas territories citizen
  • British subject
  • British national (overseas)
  • British protected person   

It takes at least 6 weeks to get an adult UK passport. It is highly advisable not to make and travel arrangements before receiving the passport.

In case of a lost or stolen passport one can renew or replace it any time. Time left on an existing passport is added to your new one - up to a maximum of 9 months. It takes about 3 weeks to renew the passport.

Passport adviseline: 0300 222 0000
Monday to Friday, 8.00 – 20.00
Weekends and public holidays 9.00 – 17.30

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