The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) offers services to Australians overseas through a network of diplomatic and consular missions. DFAT also maintains a domestic network of offices in state and territory capital cities to help advance Australia's foreign policy, trade and development interests.
DFAT's Western Australian State Office provides a range of services in support of our Portfolio Ministers and Assistant Minister, assisting the Western Australian Government in its overseas endeavours, engaging with Western Australian business, academia and the community sector and assisting the general public, where needed, with consular services.
We also make sure that the Australian Government is in touch with the needs of Western Australian businesses and industry by encouraging trade links, promoting trade liberalisation (including bilateral and multilateral trade agreements) and facilitating participation on trade missions.
The Western Australian State Office is led by State Director, Ms Kate Longhurst.
Applications for Australian passports may be lodged at most Australian Post Offices. For information, please see the Passports Website.
If you intend to lodge a passport application directly with an Australian Passport Office, you must first call 131 232 to make an appointment.
Authentications, Apostilles and CNIs
Document legalisations (apostilles and authentications) and Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage for Western Australia are provided through the Perth Passport Office between the hours of 8.30am and 1.00pm Monday to Friday.
Services are by appointment only. You can make an appointment by phoning 1300 935 260. Refer to the Legalising documents page for forms, costs and other important information.
The Western Australian State Office aims to promote understanding of Australia's foreign and trade policy throughout the community. Please contact us on (08) 9231 4499 if you would like someone from DFAT to speak to your school, business or community group on:
- foreign policy issues
- the Government's trade negotiations and objectives
- the benefits that trade brings to Australia
- DFAT's consular role
For more information about Australia's trade policies visit our trade and investment section and Austrade.
The Western Australian State Office runs seminars and consultations in Perth and regional areas on trade issues, including developments in negotiations in the World Trade Organisation and in negotiations towards free trade agreements. If you would like to be notified of future events, or would like to participate in government-business consultations on specific trade negotiations, please register your interest at (08) 9231 4499.
Assisting Australians overseas
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.
A wide range of brochures providing information to Australians travelling overseas are available from the Department's Western Australian Office.
Travel advisories for particular countries are also available.
The Western Australian State Office can also assist Members of Parliament intending to travel to access services provided by Australian diplomatic missions. Please contact us on (08) 9231 4499 for further information.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 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 Western Australian State Office does not recruit employees directly, and there are no opportunities for work experience within the Office.
Perth Passport Office
Level 1, 140 William Street
(entry is via the stairs or lift off William Street)
Perth WA 6000
Office hours: 8:30am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 131 232 (Australian Passport Information Service)
Fax: (08) 9226 0041
WA State Office
Level 25, Exchange Tower
Sherwood Court (off St Georges Terrace)
Perth WA 6000
Office hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: (08) 9231 4499
Fax: (08) 9221 2827