Document legalisations (apostille and authentications) and Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage for Victoria are provided through the Melbourne Passport Office at Level 2, Collins Square, 747 Collins Street, Docklands between the hours of 8.30am and 1.00pm Monday to Friday.
Due to a significant increase in the Notarials (document legalisation) workload, a same day service will not offered at this time. The turnaround in processing will now be two business days until further notice. Clients may wish to consider using the mail in service.
- Australia’s Consul-General to New York will be in Melbourne 7 December for mid-term consultations.
- Australia’s Ambassador to Turkey will be in Melbourne on 15 December for mid-term consultations.
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Australia Indonesia Business Forum 2015
Careers in the Australia-Indonesia business relationship was something about 150 students from Monash University learned about during a day of presentations from the likes of Andrew Bird, Executive Director, UBS Australia, Destry Damayanti, Chief Economist, Bank Mandiri Indonesia, Dr Alan Finkel, Chancellor, Monash University and our own Estelle Parker, A/g State Director, Victoria, DFAT. Alongside the Ambassador from Indonesia, His Excellency Mr Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, Ms Parker spoke of the importance of Indonesia to Australia’s strategic and foreign policy and outlined initiatives to build people-to-people links, such as the DFAT-funded BRIDGE program, which links school students and teachers from both countries with each other and helps Australian and Indonesian children to learn about each other’s religion, each other’s culture and each other’s way of life. The Ambassador noted close cooperation in areas such as counter-terrorism and forums such as the G20 and APEC.
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The Australia-China Council (ACC), Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) and Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) are now on Facebook, joining our growing list of social media accounts.
‘Why ASEAN and Why Now?’ Business seminar
‘Why ASEAN and Why Now?’ was the question five of our heads of mission from the ASEAN region, along with four Senior Trade Commissioners, addressed in front of about 230 business, government and cultural representatives at the Melbourne Town Hall on Friday 11 September. ‘Why ASEAN and Why Now?’ is a joint Austrade and DFAT publication that examines Australia’s trade relationship with ASEAN, the opportunities and challenges for Australian business engaging with the region and the future of the Australia-ASEAN trade relationship.
African Media Visit
'How can Australia's African communities contribute to economic growth in Africa?' was one of the questions a group of respected Victorians were asked during a lunch with African journalists hosted by John Richardson, State Director on 7 September. The group of Victorians, including President of Victoria's Legislative Assembly, deputy Multicultural Commissioner and CEO of Arts Victoria, explained Australia's history of immigration, the institutional under pinnings of our multicultural society, and what the Victorian Government does to promote respect and diversity in one of the world's most culturally diverse cities. The journalists are visiting Australia as guests of the Australian government. The purpose of their visit is to familiarise themselves with Australia's people, culture, systems and economy and to explore potential for collaboration in the mining sector.
Central Europe Business Forum
Victoria State Director, John Richardson, delivered the keynote address to the Central Europe Business Forum on 12 August, highlighting the significant changes underway in the Central European economies, with the strong transition from planned to market-based economies, delivering higher growth rates than in the rest of Europe. The Australian Government was working to expand relations with Central Europe as new opportunities opened up for Australian business in both the trade and investment space. In addition to traditional Australian exports such as resources and wine, high value added products and solutions with embedded IP and capabilities, not available locally and customised to the client, were needed; these were just the strengths of many Australian and Victorian SMEs.
China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Outreach
On 13 August, Estelle Parker, Deputy State Director, briefed Victorian businesses on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Business representatives were interested to learn how the FTA will affect their sector when it comes into force, particularly the improved access for agriculture and dairy and best-ever access for Victoria’s significant services sector into the China market. The event was organised by ShineWing Australia in partnership with the Australia China Business Council.
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Melbourne Passport Office
You can lodge your application for an Australian Passport at an Australian Post outlet.
In certain circumstances you may lodge at our Passport Office.
Lodgement is by appointment only. Please note payment is accepted by EFTPOS (in person) or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) only.
Please phone the Australian Passport Information Service on 131 232 for enquires regarding your application and to schedule your appointment.
- Phone: 131 232 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm Weekends and most public holidays)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Authentications, Apostilles and Certificates of No Impediment)
Refer to the Legalising documents page for forms, costs and other important information.
Telephone: 1300 935 260
Level 2, Collins Square, 747 Collins Street,
Docklands VIC 3008
Postal address (for authentications, apostilles or Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage)
Australian Passport Office
GPO Box 1588
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
8:30am to 1:00pm Monday to Friday (document legalisations, authentications and Apostilles and Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage)
8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday (passport services)
Victoria State Office
Passports and documents for legalisation cannot be lodged at the Victoria State Office.
Level 14, 55 Collins Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: (03) 9221 5555
Postal address: GPO Box 784, Melbourne Vic 3001
Some may wonder why the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has State Offices. The old distinctions between domestic and foreign and trade policies were never particularly clear, but as a result of the increasingly globalised world we live in, are ever more blurred. It is therefore essential that DFAT maintains strong linkages with the broader community, participating in international relations and trade, at the state and local government level, with business, with academia and with NGOs.
The Victoria State Office helps DFAT in this important task, providing a range of services in support of our Portfolio Ministers and Parliamentary Secretary, assisting the Victorian Government in its overseas endeavours, maintaining contact with the business community and assisting the general public, where needed, with consular services.
Economic diplomacy is a key priority for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Charter on Economic Diplomacy and Australian Business outlines the services the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio provides to business. The department also maintains a business engagement page with useful information, resources and updates for business.
The Victoria State Office plays a key role in delivering economic diplomacy in Victoria in close consultation with business and the State Government of Victoria. The Victoria State Office can assist arranging speakers and putting your business in touch with relevant contacts in our international network.
Business Victoria is a comprehensive online resource designed to help you start, run and grow your business managed by the State Government of Victoria.
The Victoria State Office provides protocol services to the Consular Corps. These services include processing of arrival and departure notifications, diplomatic visa renewals and issue of identity cards, airport facilitation for foreign dignitaries and representation at Corps’ functions.
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