AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE NORTHERN THAILAND – and – My Life: Living in Thailand; สถานกงสุลออสเตรเลีย ณ เชียงใหม่ ภาคเหนือ


G’day; I’m the Honorary Consul – an expat Australian, ex-Canadian Mountie and well traveled soul; – Wandering my life’s path enjoying the journey and experiences 

“Explore the MENU”  to discover -“Australian Consulate information” – and – some  Musings of my life’s yesterdays and today” 


The Consulate supports the Australian Embassy in the consular district, provides some consular assistance to Australians, promotes and strengthens the Australian-Thailand bilateral relationships and participates in the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand.

The Consulate in Chiang Mai is not authorised to provide Notarial services or accept Australian Passport applications. It can offer information or see this Embassy page.

Australian Visa or Citizenship by Decent information and application are managed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. You can obtain information at this website. The Consulate is not able to assist with visa and citizenship matters .

– สถานกงสุลออสเตรเลียในจังหวัดเชียงใหม่สำหรับภาคเหนือ – เว็บไซต์นี้มีข้อมูลและข่าวสารการบริการของสถานกงสุล  สถานกงสุลไม่รับยื่นคำร้องขอวีซ่า ,หนังสือเดินทาง,หรือให้บริการงานรับรองเอกสาร แต่เราสามารถให้ข้อมูลและแนะนำได้

See below Consulate contact information. A Consulate Information Brochure in English & Thai is available – on this page . You can also refer for information to an associated “Australian Consulate Chiang Mai Website

Consulate Function & Services

It is often asked; Is the Honorary Consul’s role real? What are the functions?

The honorary consul position is recognised by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963.  As the Honorary Consul, Ron is a designated “consular officer” which means “any person, including the head of a consular post, entrusted in that capacity with the exercise of consular functions”.

Consular officers are classified in two categories, namely career consular officers, and like me, honorary consular officers.

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Embassy Consular Outreach Chiang Mai – 18 August 17

Australians in Northern Thailand

The Consular Section of the Australian Embassy Bangkok undertakes outreach visits to Chiang Mai every two months to provide some notarial and passport services  – Next visit is scheduled for 18th August 2017 at:

Le Méridien Hotel Chiang Mai, 108 Chang Klan Road
Tambol Chang Klan, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand
T +66 (0)53 253 666

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Hon Con at a Glance – My Life’s Path

These “musing”; the written reflections or thoughts, are about my life’s journey and experiences as a resident of Canada, Australia, Thailand and a well travelled sole.  I am convinced, or at least pretty sure, that these journeys and many new destinations helped to shape my life and who I am.

Being exposed to different cultures, traditions and people’s’ in multiple countries and their way’s of life has had a lasting and profound impact on me and the way I approach life today.  These reflections involve some of my background stories and a way to preserve life memories and events while I can still recall them – already some of the detail seems to have escaped me.


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Australian Consulate Contact

The Honorary Consul is available during specified consulate business hours for inquires and some assistance. There is a consulate support assistant for inquires in Thai.

Consulate Hours: Monday to Thursday 9 – 12  (Visit by appointment only) –

(If urgent or after hours please see “alternate contact details” below)

96-phoneMobile:  091 857 6996 (English & Thai)

Fax:  053 336 958        Line: aushoncon




Services provided are in line with functions and limitations explained on this, and the Australian Embassy Bangkok website.  Here are other social media sites.

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