The Consulate General Sydney has opened further appointment slots for the application of passports. However, due to the backlog caused by the lockdown the passport section still experiences a shortage of appointments.

Applicants therefore are kindly requested to only book an appointment in the following cases:

  • the passport will only expire max. 3 months after the booked appointment
  • you need the passport to prolong your residence permit in Australia
  • it is neither a first-time passport application for an adult nor a passport renewal for a passport which expired more than 15 years ago

Please take note that currently, applications for identity cards cannot  be accepted.

We kindly ask for understanding that inquiries regarding being allocated a passport appointment or inquiries not containing specific information on the urgency of the application will not be answered.

Dual citizens not intending to travel to Germany are kindly asked to make use of their Australian/ other passport.

German nationals can enter Germany also with a German identity card (Personalausweis) or an expired (not longer than 1 year) passport. It is therefore by all means recommended to check with the airline if you will be allowed to board with a passport expired less than one year ago. In particular for holders of another citizenship it might well be worth the effort to contact the airline.

Please note that visits to our office are by appointment only. For further information see our booking site.

The passport and visa hotline of the Consulate General Sydney is currently unavailable. If you have questions, please send us an e-mail.

The office of the Honorary Consul General Melbourne is still closed for the public. You can, however, book online now for appointments starting from 8 November 2021. Please be informed that appointments are only available 6 weeks in advance.
For further information see our booking site.
For enquiries please contact us by email: melbourne@hk-diplo.de

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

The Consulate General Sydney

Welcome to the Consulate General Sydney!

GK William Street

Consul General Axel Zeidler

Consul General Axel Zeidler

I am glad to be in Sydney – promoting and further strengthening the excellent German Australian relations as Consul General in this continental hub will be an interesting challenge.

Consul General Axel Zeidler

Address and opening times


Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sydney


Axel Zeidler, Consul General


+61 2 83 02 49 00 (not for passport and visa enquiries, see below)


+61 2 83 02 49 40

Postal address

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Level 17, 100 William St, Sydney (Woolloomooloo), NSW 2011, Australia.


Level 17, 100 William St, Sydney (Woolloomooloo), NSW 2011.

Opening hours

Please refer to the
online booking system


You will find information on a wide range of our services on this website. Please check the website first to find the information you are looking for.

Due to the current lock down in Sydney the following passport and visa hotline is unavailable. Please send us an email.

If you still have further questions or require more information you can call us

for visa and passport enquiries, on (02) 8302 4949 during the following times only:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

exception: For enquiries about short-term Schengen visa for travellers, please call VFS Global:
(02) 8278 4527 (Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.)

for general enquiries, please contact the switchboard on 
Tel.: (02) 8302 4900 during the following opening hours: 
Monday to Thursday: 8 am - 12.30 pm & 1:00 pm - 3.00 pm, 
Friday: 8 am - 2 pm

In case of an emergency
In case of an emergency after office hours you can contact us on mobile number: +61 4 1235 9826. Please be aware that this number is not operational during our office hours.
For questions in connection with COVID-19 please first read the information on our website and only call if your question is not answered and it is an urgent emergency.



Contact the Consulate General Sydney


Dear visitors,
Your security is our concern
Every visitor has to undergo a security screening upon arrival.
Luggage, electronical devices as well as potentially dangerous items are not allowed to be taken into the chancery.
Mobile phones are to be handed over to our security personnel and will be returned to you after the appointment.
Food and drinks (except water) are not allowed to be brought onto the premises.

Every visitor has to thoroughly wash hands before entry into the waiting room.
Failure to comply with these conditions may result in denial of entry.

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