Queensland State Office

About us

This office will be closed Anzac Day, Friday 25 April 2014.

Authentications and Apostilles

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provides the following legalisation services:

An Authentication or Apostille is a government-to-government verification that a signature, seal or stamp appearing on a government or notarised document is legitimate (see overleaf).

Most clients can avail themselves of our 24-hour turnaround service if the signatures you are presenting for verification already exist on our database. In most cases, your documents will be processed in the afternoon on the day of receipt and will be available for collection or postage to you the next business day.

Important information about Apostilles, Authentications and Certificates of No Impediment, including our fees, application forms and payment methods.

Contact us

Phone: (07) 3405 4799

Passport enquiries

General enquiries

150 Charlotte Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

Counter hours


Working towards lower barriers for Australian exporters is an important objective for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Department's ability to advance the interests of Australian exporters depends in large part on the information provided to it by the business community. If you are facing barriers in getting your exports onto foreign markets, please advise this office by contacting our State Director or Deputy State Director on (07) 3405 4799 or fax (07) 3405 4782.

Information on the international trade environment

DFAT can help you access information about the global, regional or country environment into which you are seeking to export your goods and services.

A considerable amount of material is available direct from our country information.

Consular services

Members of the public are encouraged to access consular services provided by DFAT. DFAT can assist members of the public with information about travelling overseas


DFAT provides information on the international trade environment to exporters including publications on Australia, Australian foreign and trade policies and the economic and political climate in other countries:


DFAT recruits both graduates and non-graduates for a range of positions. The Department offers a varied and challenging career advancing Australia's international political, economic, consular and security interests.

The Queensland State Office does not recruit employees directly, and there are no opportunities for work experience within the office.