CONSULATE IS CLOSED – 3 to 17 February 2023. Open Monday 20 February 23

– Contact the Embassy in Bangkok for assistance (see contact details below.

The Australian Consulate for Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai is operated by a volunteer Honorary Consul in support of the Embassy in Bangkok. 

The consul is an ex-pat Aussie/Canadian, a retired canuck “Mountie”, Aussie public servant & aviation security professional, well travelled & wondering life’s path enjoying a life-less-ordinary.

The Consulate in Chiang Mai supports the Australian Embassy Bangkok across the northern Thailand consular district. It provides some consular information & assistance to Australians (we take passport applications by appointment – Note: we can not provide notarial services).

It promotes and strengthens the Australian-Thailand bilateral relationships, & is a member of the Northern Thailand Consular Corps.

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 & before visiting – contact the consulate:  Phone: 091 857 6996 (business hours only) – Email: – or –

Location – Google Map

Out of Hours Assistance

For After Hours/Out Of Hours consular assistance Phone the Bangkok Embassy on 02 344 6300 – or – (if 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 –


Other Information

You monitor the Embassy website & social media sites for information and updates:

Australian Embassy Bangkok website (general information);

Australia in Thailand Facebook page (info updates); Embassy Twitter

Australian Immigration, visas & citizenship Information;

Australian Government’s Travel Advice for Thailand;

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, on nominated days. Please email or call the Consulate for passport application information or to make an appointment. You can also find passport application information at this Embassy webpage. Note: there is a new application mail-in service for “adult passport renewals” & for “child passports, under 16 with an existing passport”. You can also book application appointments with the Embassy in Bangkok.

Notarial (document) Services (such as witness’s signatures, certified copies, marriage in Thailand docs, etc) – these can not be provided by the Chiang Mai Consulate (we are not authorised by Law/DAFT policy to provide this service). Notarial services are only available at the Embassy in Bangkok, with an appointment – Note: some service is available by mail. Check the Embassy web page

Register marriage in Thailand -The Consulate is not able to assist with paperwork requirements but can provide information. A certificate of no impediment application must be lodged in person at the Embassy in Bangkok, with an appointment. Please see the information on this website.

Australian Visas & Citizenship – The Consulate is not authorised by the Australian Dept of Home Affairs to offer visa advice & we do not take applications or offer visa assistance. More info see the Embassy visa webpage

Other Frequent QuestionsClick here for more information  – regarding consular Outreach program, notarial services, passport applications, Australian visa & citizenship matters,


Alternate Consulate Website – The consulate has two website – You can also 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