Protocol Guidelines

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Table of Contents

  1. Protocol Branch
  2. Heads of Mission
  3. Diplomatic Missions, Consular Posts and other Representative Offices
  4. Visas And Accreditation
  5. Privileges And Immunities
  6. Exemption From Taxes And Excise Duties
  7. Motor Vehicles
  8. Driving In Australia
  9. Locally Engaged Staff
  10. Private Domestic Workers
  11. Treatment of Employees
  12. Protective Security
  13. Firearms
  14. Diplomatic And Consular Premises
  15. Visits by Senior Foreign Dignitaries: Airport facilitation
  16. The Australian Government
  17. Other Matters


  1. Notification of Arrival of Staff Member of Diplomatic Mission or Consular Post [PDF]
  2. Notification of Arrival of Family Member [PDF]
  3. Notification of Arrival of Private Domestic Staff [RTF]
  4. Notification of Employment of Locally Engaged Staff Member [PDF]
  5. Notification of Commencement of Honorary Consular officer [PDF]
  6. Notification of Departure/completion of Employment [PDF]
  7. Notification of Completion of Employment / Departure of Private Domestic Employee [PDF]
  8. Notification of Completion of Employment of Honorary Consul [PDF]
  9. Notification of Completion of Employment of Locally Engaged Staff Member [PDF]
  10. Information Questionnaire For The Establishment of A Consular Post Which Will Be Headed By An Honorary Consular officer [PDF]
  11. Application For Permission To Have A Firearm [PDF]
  12. Employment of Dependants of Diplomatic And Consular Personnel [PDF]
  13. Biographical Details
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  15. Protocol Branch - Contact Details
  16. State Government Protocol offices
  17. Websites And Publications
  18. Application for the Purchase of a Motor Vehicle under Privilege [PDF]
  19. Application Form to Accompany Visit Notification Requests for All Foreign Dignitaries [RTF]
  20. Airport Facilitation Application for a Very Senior Foreign Dignitary Seeking Exceptional Exemption [RTF]
  21. Summary of Immunities Covering Foreign Representatives [PDF]
  22. Commonwealth Table of Precedence
  23. Aircraft Diplomatic Clearance Application Form [PDF]
  24. Acknowledgement - Honorary Consul Immunities in Australia [DOC]
  25. Disposal of Motor Vehicle [PDF 1.10 MB]
  26. Employer Declaration [PDF 319 KB]
  27. Request to Transfer a HOM/HOP Private Domestic Worker [PDF 205 KB]

Last Updated: 17 March 2017