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Consulate-General of Japan

Level 25, 570 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

How to use our building's elevator

In the our building, the elevators do not have buttons inside. Instead, there are touch panels outside the elevators. Below are detailed instructions for how to use the touch panels to get to Level 25, where the Consulate-General of Japan is located.

1. When arriving at the consulate

Go to the elevator hall.

Find a panel.

Touch the panel and choose "20-29".

Choose "25".

The panel will show which elevator to enter, eg Elevator K. panel3

2. When leaving the consulate

Touch "G" on a panel.

The panel will show which elevator to enter, eg Elevator J.  a


Reception hours

Visa and Consular ServicesGeneral Reception
Hours:Monday to FridayHours:Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 12:30 pm9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
E-mail: japanese-consulate@mb.mofa.go.jp E-mail: meljapan@mb.mofa.go.jp
Telephone:03 9679 4510
Facsimile:03 9600 1504

2018 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (Consulate-General closed)

The Consulate-General will be closed on all Victorian public holidays as well some Japanese public holidays, as listed below.

January 1 (Mon)
2 (Tue)
3 (Wed)
26 (Fri)
New Year's Day
New Year's Holiday*
New Year's Holiday*
Australia Day
February 12 (Mon) National Foundation Day (Substitute)*
March 12 (Mon)
30 (Fri)
Labour Day
Good Friday
April 2 (Mon)
25 (Wed)
Easter Monday
Anzac Day
June 11 (Mon) Queen's Birthday
July 16 (Mon) Marine Day*
September 28 (Fri)
Friday before the AFL Grand Final
November 6 (Tue) Melbourne Cup Day
December 25 (Tue)
26 (Wed)
31 (Mon)
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
End of Year Holiday*

* Public holiday in Japan