Australian Consulate-General
Kolkata, India

About Us

The Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata is Australia’s fourth diplomatic post in India. The Consulate-General will play a key role in furthering Australia's trade, commercial and investment interests in the eastern and north east Indian states of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland Odisha, Sikkim and Tripura. The Consulate-General also helps safeguard the interests of Australians living, working and visiting India in these states.

About the Consul-General

Mr Andrew Ford is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was previously Head of Mission, Australian High Commission, Tonga. He has previously served overseas in Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. In Canberra Mr Ford has held a range of positions, including as Director of the Free Trade Agreement Policy and New Issues Section.

Contact information

Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata, India
1A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani
Kolkata 700-071

Tel: +91 900 712 0000

Emaill: (General enquiries)

Consular assistance and passport enquiries, see Consular and Passport services

Visa and Immigration enquiries, see Visas and Immigration

For other embassies and consulates, see Addresses and contact numbers.


Australian High Commission in New Delhi, India
1/50 G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: +91 11 4139 9900
Fax: +91 11 2687 2228
Website: Australian High Commission in New Delhi, India

Visa and Citizenship Enquiries
Tel: +91-22-67866006
Email: Australian Immigration Enquiry Form

Australian Consulate-General in Mumbai, India

Level 10, A Wing, Crescenzo Building
Opp MCA Cricket Club, G Block, Plot C 38-39
Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai 400 051
Tel: +91 22 6757 4900
Fax: +91 22 6757 4955
Website: Australian Consulate-General in Mumbai, India website
Email (General Enquiries):

Australian Consulate-General in Chennai, India

9th Floor, Express Chambers, Express Avenue
49, 50L Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai 600 014
Tel: +91 44 4592 1300
Fax: +91 44 4592 1320
Website: Australian Consulate-General in Chennai, India website
Email (General Queries):


Opening hours

The Australian Consulate-General Kolkata is open from 8.30am to 4.30 pm Mondays to Fridays, except for public holidays.

Consular and passport services will continue to be provided by the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, until further notice. Clients will only have access to the Consulate by appointment.

The Australian Consulate-General Kolkata does not process or advise on visa, migration or citizenship applications. 

Public holidays in 2019

The Consulate will be closed on:

  • 1 January (Tuesday) - New Year's Day
  • 28 January (Monday) - in lieu of Australia Day/Indian Republic Day
  • 21 March (Thursday) - Doljatra
  • 19 April (Friday) - Good Friday
  • 22 April (Monday) - Easter Monday
  • 5 June (Wednesday) - Id-ul-Fitr
  • 15 August (Thursday) - Indian Independence Day/Raksha Bandhan
  • 2 October (Wednesday) - Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
  • 7 October (Monday) - Navami of Durga Puja
  • 8 October (Tuesday) - Dussehra
  • 28 October (Monday) - in lieu of Kali Puja 
  • 25 December (Wednesday) - Christmas Day
  • 26 December (Thursday) - Boxing Day
  • 27 December (Friday)

Other posts in India 

Australia has four posts in India. Our High Commission is located in New Delhi, and we have Consulates-General in Mumbai and Chennai