Passports, document legalisations (apostille and authentications) and Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage for Victoria are provided through the Melbourne Passport Office at Level 2, Collins Square, 747 Collins Street, Docklands.
Showcasing Victoria’s Creative Economy
Throughout 2017 Victoria State Office showcased Victoria's creative economy to the Consular Corps with a series of five programs highlighting sectors in which Victoria has particular strengths, including design, architecture, visual arts, liveability, performing arts, screen and digital games. Victoria is home to some of Australia's, and the world's, most innovative and successful contributors to the creative economy. Creative industries contribute $23 billion to Victoria's economy annually, generating $1.4 billion in exports and $1 billion in cultural tourism.
During the year, the Consular Corps visited both high-profile national cultural icons – including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Ballet and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – and boutique firms taking on the world. These included XM2 Aerial Cinematography, which has developed the world’s largest motion picture drone; Iloura animation and visual effects studio, which won an Emmy award for its work on Game of Thrones; and Opaque Media, a boutique virtual reality company working with Boeing and NASA on a VR training system for astronauts.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Victoria
In 2016, DFAT Victoria State Office hosted members of the consular corps for an innovation tour of Victoria. The diplomats visited world-leading projects in biotech innovation and health research and care, including the new $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, and some of Melbourne’s most successful co-working spaces, accelerator programs and start-up initiatives. In Ballarat and Geelong, we showcased innovations in frontier materials and virtual reality, and how investment in education can support a culture of entrepreneurship and research commercialisation. The visit highlighted Australian capacity for economic re-invention, as regional cities increasingly move from traditional industries to jobs and economic growth built on the new economy of information and creativity. As a result of the visit, international partnerships are now being established in areas of virtual reality, cyber security and strategic urban planning.
View a short video of the tour.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade works to make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting Australia’s interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth.
DFAT offers services to Australians overseas through a network of diplomatic and consular missions. DFAT also maintains offices in state and territory capitals in Australia. DFAT’s State and Territory Offices work with our key domestic stakeholders – business, state and territory governments, academia, NGOs and the broader community – to help advance Australia’s foreign policy, trade, investment and development interests.
Passport and notarial services are provided by separate passport offices in each state. Details can be found at the Smartraveller website.
Victoria State Office
The Victoria State Office works with a broad range of stakeholders across Victoria to advance Australia's international interests. Our partners include business and industry groups, state and local government, universities, NGOs, arts, cultural and sporting organisations, community groups and the Victorian Consular Corps.
Director Victoria State Office, Ms Jenny Bloomfield
Location of DFAT Victoria State Office
Level 14, 55 Collins Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: (03) 9221 5444
Location of Melbourne Passport Office
Level 2, Collins Square,
747 Collins Street, Docklands
Telephone: Australian Passport Information Service on 131 23
DFAT offers information on Australia's foreign policies and interests, including information to support organisations and individuals doing business overseas and to foster a positive image of Australia internationally.
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The Victoria State Office provides protocol services to the consular corps in Victoria. These services include processing of arrival and departure notifications, diplomatic visa renewals, issue of identity cards and airport facilitation for foreign dignitaries.
Australians seeking emergency consular assistance, should call DFAT's 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas) or 1300 555 135 (toll free from within Australia).
We encourage Australian citizens and permanent residents to access our travel advice and information about consular services via the Smartraveller website.
DFAT recruits graduates and non-graduates for a range of positions. We offer varied and challenging job opportunities advancing Australia's international political, economic, security, development and consular interests.
The Victoria State Office does not recruit employees directly and we are unable to offer opportunities for work experience or internships.
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