Australian Consulate-General
Shanghai, China

Australian Federal Election

The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016. It is now too late to enrol to vote for this election.

Online applications for a postal vote (for those already registered to vote) are available on the AEC website at Your application for a postal vote must be received by the AEC by 29 June 2016.

The Australian Consulate-General Shanghai will be open for in person pre-poll voting on weekdays from 9am – 5pm commencing Monday 20 June until Friday 1 July 2016. The Consulate will also be open for voting from 9am – 4pm on Election Day 2 July 2016.

In order to be granted access to the Australian Consulate-General Shanghai to vote in person you will need to bring your current Australian passport as identification. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Queries relating to enrolment status, eligibility or entitlement to vote should be referred to the AEC at:

AEC website:

AEC e-mail:

AEC phone: +61 2 6160 2600


Appointments for passport and notarial services required from 2 November 2015

From 2 November 2015, the Australian Consulate General Shanghai will be taking appointments for passport and notarial services.

Appointments can be booked via Passport appointments are available Monday to Friday. Notarial services appointments are available Tuesday to Thursday. Appointments are not required for passport collection or for emergency consular/ passport services.  

Travel Advice for China

Visit the Australian Government's Smartraveller website for up-to-date travel advice for China. We strongly encourage you to register with us so we can contact you in an emergency.

Overseas passport surcharge from 1 July 2015

From 1 July 2015, an additional fee will apply to passport applications lodged overseas. Please refer to

Job Vacancies


Research, Visits and Public Diplomacy Manager  Locally Engaged Staff  (LE5) - Applications close at 5pm local time Friday 22 July 2016


Property Officer (LE4) - Applications close at 12pm on Tuesday 5 July 2016


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