CHINA VISA

Apply on Your Own

All applicants holding a regular passport are required to submit their visa applications to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centres located in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane.

The Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in Australia in Australia has all the information you need to know on how to apply for a Chinese Visa on your own.

Visa Requirements:
  • You must obtain a visa prior to entering Mainland China (PRC). Your tourist visa (Type L) is good for up to 30 days after the entry date to China. The thirty-day visa is activated on the date you enter China, rather than on the date of issuance. You must enter China within three months (or six months as specified on the Visa) after the date of issue otherwise the visa expires.
  • Australian passport holders can enter China without a visa if transiting in Beijing via Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai via Shanghai Hongqiao and Pudong International Airport, Guangzhou via Baiyun International Airport, Chengdu via Shuangliu International Airport, for up to 72 hours.
  • For more info please visit Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in Australia

 

Visiting Hong Kong with an Australian Passport

 

Checklist
  • China Visa Application Form
  • One Recent Photograph - digital printed in colour, un-mounted - 2 inch x 2 inch in size, white background
  • One Copy of Passport ID Page
  • Flight Ticket
  • Tour Confirmation Sheet Copy - hotel reservation or tour confirmation sheet with travel company title

 

Visa Centers
(Please note all rush applications are to be submitted (2nd working day collection) before 12 o'clock noon.)
  • Brisbane
    Office address: Part Level 4, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
    Postal address: PO Box: 12545 George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4003 (mail application only)
    Tel: +61 7 3031 6300
    Fax: +61 7 3221 9388
    [email protected]
    Submission, payment and collection: 9pm – 3pm
    Open: Monday-Friday
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (Australian and Chinese)
  • Canberra
    Office address: Sutie201, Level 2,Canberra House, 40 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
    Postal address: PO Box 1862, Canberra, ACT 2601 (mail application only)
    Tel: +61 2 6279 7800
    Fax: +61 2 6247 2888
    [email protected]
    Submission, payment and collection: 9pm – 3pm
    Open: Monday-Friday
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (Australian and Chinese)
  • Melbourne
    Office address: Ground Floor, 570 ST.Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Postal address: PO Box 7227, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 8004 (mail application only)
    Tel: +61 3 9937 2308
    Fax: +61 3 9937 2337 or +61 3 9937 2338
    [email protected]
    Submission, payment and collection: 9pm – 3pm
    Open: Monday-Friday
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (Australian and Chinese)
  • Sydney
    Office address: Level 5, 299 Elizabeth Street (the Opposite of Museum Station),Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Postal Address: PO Box 20516 World Square, Sydney, NSW 2002 (mail application only)
    Tel:+61 2 9475 8800
    Fax:+61 2 9261 2088
    [email protected]
    Submission, payment and collection: 9pm – 3pm
    Open: Monday-Friday
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (Australian and Chinese)
  • Perth
    Office address: Ground Floor, 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000 (Entrance via Victoria Ave)
    Postal address: PO Box 3090, East Perth, WA 6892 (mail application only)
    Tel: +61 8 9220 3800
    Fax: +61 8 9221 1888
    [email protected]
    Submission, payment and collection: 9pm – 3pm
    Open: Monday-Friday
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (Australian and Chinese)