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 requiring consular assistance outside of business hours, you may call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 62613305Consular and Passport services.. 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
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
Voting in the 2023 Referendum
On 14 October 2023, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to alter the Constitution.
The Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata will be open for in-person voting from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October between 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm IST, and on Saturday 14 October between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm IST. Completed postal votes can also be dropped off at the Consulate-General during this period.
To be eligible to vote, you must be enrolled. Please ensure that your enrolment details are up to date at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website.
If you are overseas and are unable to vote in-person, you can apply for a postal vote. Postal vote packs will be sent to you from Australia by courier, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The latest date to request a postal vote is 6pm, Wednesday 11 October 2023 local time.
You can return your postal vote directly to the AEC in Australia or you can drop it off at the Consulate-General.
It is not compulsory to vote if you are not in Australia at the time of the referendum. If you will be overseas at the time and unable to vote, you can advise the AEC by completing and returning the Overseas Notification Form.
News and Events
Opening of the Australian Consulate-General Kolkata
The Australian Consulate-General opened on 26 March 2019. For more information, see the "About Us" section.
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Australian Minister for Trade