Consulate Information


Reception Hours & Public Holidays

Attention: Dear visitors to the Consulate General of Japan in Melbourne

For the interim, if your temperature is detected to be more than 37.5℃ after testing you will not be able to enter the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne.
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, thermograph (body temperature measuring) cameras have been installed at the entrance of the Consular Section. All visitors are required to take this temperature check upon arrival. This will be overseen by the Security guard.
In principle if your body temperature is above 37.5℃ you will be denied entry into the Consulate. If you have a fever or are feeling unwell, please visit our office after you have recovered.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Reception hours
      *Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne is open from 9am till 12:30pm on Mondays to Fridays. We accept visitors by appointment only. Please make a booking online here.
Visa and Consular Services General Reception
Hours: Monday to Friday Hours: Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 12:30 pm 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
E-mail: E-mail:
Telephone: 03 9679 4510


2023 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 (Sun)
2 (Mon)
3 (Tue)
26 (Thu)
(New Year's Day)
New Year's Day
New Year's Day*
Australia Day
February 23 (Thu) Emperor's Birthday Holiday*
March 13 (Mon) Labour Day
April 7 (Fri)
10 (Mon)
25 (Tue)
Good Friday
Easter Monday
June 12 (Mon) King's Birthday
August 11 (Fri) Mountain Day*
September 29 (Fri) Friday before the AFL Grand Final
November 7 (Tue) Melbourne Cup 
December 25 (Mon)
26 (Tue)

29 (Fri)
30 (Sat)
31 (Sun)
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
End of Year Holiday*
(End of Year Holiday*)
(End of Year Holiday*)

* Public holiday in Japan

How to use our building's elevator

Go to the elevator hall.
Find a panel.

1. When arriving at the consulate

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.
Touch the panel and choose
The panel will show which elevator to enter, eg Elevator K.
The panel will show which elevator to enter, eg Elevator J.

2.When leaving the consulate

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