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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

2019 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 (Tue)
2 (Wed)
3 (Thu)
14 (Mon)
28 (Mon)
New Year's Day
New Year's Holiday*
New Year's Holiday*
Coming of Age Day*
Australia Day
February 11 (Mon) National Foundation Day*
March 11 (Mon) Labour Day
April 19 (Fri)
22 (Mon)
25 (Thu)
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Anzac Day
May 1 (Wed) Coronation Day of the New Emperor*
June 10 (Mon) Queen's Birthday
July 15 (Mon) Marine Day*
August 12 (Mon) Mountain Day*
September 27 (Fri)
Friday before the AFL Grand Final
October 22 (Tue) Day of the Enthronement Ceremony of the New Emperor*
November 5 (Tue) Melbourne Cup Day
December 25 (Wed)
26 (Thu)
30 (Mon)
31 (Tue)
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
End of Year Holiday*
End of Year Holiday*

* Public holiday in Japan