Australian Federal Election
The federal election was held on 21 May 2022.
Australians in eastern and northeast India are encouraged to vote via postal vote, which can either be posted to the Australian Electoral Commission directly or the Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata (1A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata, 700-071, West Bengal).
Postal votes must be returned as quickly as possible to ensure they are received by the AEC in time to be counted.
Welcome to the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata.
This office is responsible for Australia’s trade, commercial and investment interests in the eastern and north eastern Indian states of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim and Tripura.
For Australians in distress, please call the Australian High Commission in New Delhi. If it is outside of business hours, you may call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 62613305 . If they cannot resolve your issue from Canberra, they will make contact with a consular official in India who will get in touch with you. See Consular and Passport services.
Passport services will continue to be provided by the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, until further notice.
The Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata does not process or advise on visa, migration or citizenship applications.
Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata
1A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700-071
West Bengal, India
Tel: +91 11 4910 5980
Latest News and Events
Opening of the Australian Consulate-General Kolkata
The Australian Consulate-General opened on 26 March 2019. Then Australian Consul-General to Kolkata, Mr Andrew Ford, commenced on 10 April 2019. He was joined by wife Mrs Christine Ford. For more information, see the "About Us" section.