The Australian Consulate for Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai is operated by an Honorary Consul.  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 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.

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

Closed – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public holidays  

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 social media sites for information and updates:

Australian Embassy Bangkok website (general information/flights)

Australia in Thailand Facebook page (info updates)

Embassy Twitter

Australian Registration in Thailand – See website for information required

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 Day Dawn Service – 25 April – This years 2020 dawn service hosted by the International House of Praise was cancelled – see this post. There is no public announcement for the 2021 event.

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