The Australian Consulate for Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai is operated by an Honorary Consul to support the Bangkok Embassy.  The consul is an expat Aussie, retired Canadian Mountie & a well travelled soul who is 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 is a member of the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand.

Operating HoursMonday 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

For foreign nationals in Chiang Mai province you can register your interest to obtain the Thai Government covid19 vaccinations on the CM Public Health Office website

The following is an extract of the Australian Embassy Bangkok website:

COVID-19 updates and returning to Australia

Other Information – check web-links

Guidance on foreign vaccination certificates for entry into Australia

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.


Consular Services & Answers to Frequent Questions

Passport applications & renewals – can be lodged at the Consulate in Chiang Mai with an appointment, only on nominated days. Please email or call the Consulate for passport application information or to make an appointment.

If you can’t wait for the next appointment time in Chiang Mai, you can also find passport information and book application appointments in Bangkok 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 Consulate Website – You can refer to the information provided on –  “Australian Consulate Chiang Mai

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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.