Consulate Information

2023/12/12

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: japanese-consulate@mb.mofa.go.jp E-mail: meljapan@mb.mofa.go.jp
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.
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

2024 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 Day
New Year's Day*
Australia Day
February 23 (Fri) Emperor's Birthday Holiday*
March 11 (Mon)
29 (Fri)
Labour Day
Good Friday
April 1 (Mon)
25 (Thu)
Easter Monday
ANZAC Day
June 10 (Mon) King's Birthday
July 15(Mon) Marine Day*
September TBC (Fri) Friday before the AFL Grand Final
October 14 (Mon) Sports Day*
November 5 (Tue) Melbourne Cup 
December 25 (Wed)
26 (Thu)

29 (Sun)
30 (Mon)
31 (Tue)
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
Choose
The panel will show which elevator to enter, eg Elevator K.
Touch
The panel will show which elevator to enter, eg Elevator J.

2.When leaving the consulate

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