Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Geneva, Switzerland
Address: Chemin des Fins 2, Case Postale 102, 1211 Geneva 19 - Telephone: 022 799 9100 - Fax: 022 799 9178

Services for Australians Overseas

Australian Consulate-General

Monday - Friday, 9.00 to 17.00

For Australian Passports and Consular Services, please call for an appointment between 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Contact Details
Ph. +41 (0) 22 799 9100
Fax. +41 (0) 22 799 9178

The Christmas and New Year holiday period is fast approaching!


You should normally allow up to three weeks to receive a new passport. Passport office and agency closures over the Christmas and New Year period mean that passport applications lodged after 26 November 2014 will take longer than usual to be processed.

If you cannot wait for three weeks to receive a new passport, you should consider using the Priority Processing Service. This guarantees that an eligible applicant’s new passport will be ready for despatch or collection within two working days of the Passport Office receiving all the information needed. The Priority Processing Service entails an additional fee.

Please Note:

Children’s passport applications without full consent can take longer than three weeks to process, and may not be eligible for the Priority Processing Service.
Some countries require your passport to be valid for a minimum period, for example six months, before they will grant entry. You need to enquire if this is the case for any country you plan to visit or transit.

If you have a query, please telephone the Australian Consulate-General on +41 (0)22 799 91 00, or email us at

The Australian Consulate-General in Geneva will be closed for the following times  over the Christmas and New Year period

Christmas and New Year Closures
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 OPEN
Thursday, 25 December 2014 CLOSED
Friday, 26 December 2014 CLOSED
Saturday, 27 December 2014 CLOSED
Sunday, 28 December 2014 CLOSED
Monday, 29 December 2014 CLOSED
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 CLOSED
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 CLOSED
Thursday, 1 January 2015 CLOSED
Friday, 2 January 2015 CLOSED
Saturday, 3 January 2015 CLOSED
Sunday, 4 January 2015 CLOSED
Monday, 5 January 2015 OPEN

Out of Hours (emergencies only)

For emergencies out of office hours please call +41 (0) 22 799 9100 – the recorded message will give instructions on connecting to the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on a toll-free number.


Please see table below for the new AUD rate - the CHF rate will be updated on 05.01.2015


  Ordinary Passport
(32 pages)
Frequent Traveller
(64 pages)
Usual Validity
Adult AUD 250.00 AUD 376.00 10 years
Senior AUD 125.00 AUD 188.00 5 years
Minor AUD 125.00 AUD 188.00 5 years

Emergency Passport AUD 111.00

Lost/Stolen passports or travel-related documents One lost/stolen passport in the previous 5 years
AUD 111.00
Two lost/stolen passports in the previous 5 years
AUD 250.00
Three lost/stolen passports in the previous 5 years
AUD 500.00


Honorary Consul Zurich

The current Honorary Consul has given notice and we will not have an Honorary Consul in Zurich after 12 December 2014. All appointment times with the Honorary Consul between now and his end date of 12 December 2014 have been taken and there are currently no more appointment times available to lodge passport applications in Zurich.

The Honorary Consul cannot provide the same range of consular services provided by the Consulate-General in Geneva. For all notarial services, such as legalising documents, please contact the Consulate-General.

Emergency out of hours contact details:

For emergencies out of office hours please call +41 (0) 22 799 9100 – the recorded message will give instructions on connecting to the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on a toll-free number

Consular Privacy Collection Statement

Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available at or by requesting a copy from the Department.

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