The Australian Consulate for Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai is operated by an Honorary Consul in support of the Bangkok Embassy.  He’s an expat Aussie, retired Canadian Mountie & a well travelled soul wandering life’s path enjoying a life-less-ordinary.  

“Consulate information” is available on this welcome page (below) & through the “Menu”, such as contact details, answers to frequently asked questions & COVID 19. You can also explore the pages of the Musings of life’s yesterdays and today“.



The Northern Thailand Consulate supports the Australian Embassy in Bangkok across the consular district. It provides some consular information & assistance to Australians (such as passport applications, we can not provide notarial services). It also promotes and strengthens the Australian-Thailand bilateral relationships, and participates in the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand.

Usual Operating Hours – Monday to Thursday – 09:00 am – 12:00 noon  –  Visits are by appointment only.

Closed – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public holidays  (or as advertised)

For consular information and before visiting – please contact the consulate:  Phone: 091 857 6996, (business hours only) – Email: – or –

Out of Hours Assistance

For After Hours/Out Of Hours consular assistance Phone the Bangkok Embassy on 02 344 6300 – or – (if it is after Embassy hours – select option 1 – to be transferred to the Consular Emergency Center in Australia).

If your call is not transferred, you can call the Consular Emergency Center on +61 2 6261 3305 (call charges apply). For non-urgent matters, you can contact the Embassy Consular Section by email –

COVID-19 Information

The Australian Embassy Bangkok is managing the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade response in Thailand. Please monitor the Embassy website & social media sites for information and updates:

Australian Embassy Bangkok website (general information/flights)

Australia in Thailand Facebook page (info updates)

Embassy Twitter

COVID-19 and returning to Australia

If you are in Thailand and trying to return to Australia, you can register with us to receive emails alerting you to additional flight opportunities. (When prompted, please provide the address of your current location in Thailand, not your residential address in Australia).

Note that registering does not guarantee we can facilitate your return to Australia. If you have already registered with the Embassy via email since March 2020, do not complete an online registration.

Please refer to the Returning to Australia page for information and links relating to pre-departure COVID-19 testing, the Australia Travel Declaration, and mandatory quarantine.

For the latest information and announcements from the Australian Embassy in Thailand, check out their website– and, follow them on Facebook.

The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for entry into Australia. Currently, you cannot enter Australia unless you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or in an exempt category.  Please check the Coming to Australia page for more information, including details on travel restrictions and exemptions.

More Information – check web-links

Australian Immigration, visas & citizenship Information

Australian Government’s Travel Advice for Thailand

Travel to Australia:  please refer to latest updates on Australia’s entry restrictions

Thai Immigration – Visa Extensions

If you have questions regarding your Thai visa please liaise with your local Thai Immigration office. The Consulate in Chiang Mai can not assist with your visa extensions or provide visa advice. For the Embassy Policy on visa support letters, see the  Bangkok webpage for further information.



Consular Services & Answers to Frequent Questions

Passport applications & renewals – can be lodged at the Consulate in Chiang Mai with an appointment, normally every other Tuesday and Wednesday. Please email or call the Consulate for passport application information or to make an appointment. You can also find information at this Embassy webpage.

Notarial Services (such as witnesses signatures, certified copies, registering marriage in Thailand docs, etc) can not be provided by the Chiang Mai Consulate (we are not authorised by Law). Notarial services are only available at the Embassy in Bangkok, with an appointment. Check the Embassy website & click the heading “Services for Australians” for details.

The consular Outreach program, notarial services, passport applications, Australian visa & citizenship matters, and other frequent questions – Click here for more information  –

Alternate Website – You can refer to the information provided on –  “Australian Consulate Chiang Mai


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My Personal Pages


The other aspect of this website highlights my journey through a life less ordinary by sharing some of my personal experiences.  Through the menu explore my earlier life – in Canada, Australia and now Thailand.  This is  an overview of the journey: My Life Path

Australian Events – Chiang Mai

Australia Day – 26 January – Chiang Mai 2020

Anzac Dawn ServiceCANCELLED – 25 April  –  The 2021 Anzac dawn service host has cancelled the event due to Thai Government Covid19 restrictions. 

Remembrance Day – 11 November –  Coordinated by the CM Foreign Cemetery & British Consulate – see this CMFC FB for details.