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U.S. Consulate


The first U.S. consular official in Western Australia was posted to Fremantle in 1886, with the first Consul General appointed to the State’s capital of Perth in 1937.

Western Australia is Australia’s biggest state and occupies the entire western third of the country, with a population of approximately 2.6 million. The consular district of WA has around 15,000 U.S. citizens at any one time.

Consular Operations

Consular services offered in Perth include assistance to American citizens, issuance of passports and determinations of U.S. citizenship, and visa services to Australians and other foreign nationals. Consular Services are provided by appointment only. For general inquiries:

  • American Citizen Services
    • Email: PerthACS@state.gov . Email inquiries are answered by the ACS Unit at the Consulate throughout the business day; however more complex inquiries are generally responded to within 1-2 business days.
    • Emails sent over the weekend or on Australian and U.S. public holidays will be responded to on the next business day.
  • Visa Inquiries
  • Mailing and Physical Address:
    U.S. Consulate General
    4th Floor,
    16 St George’s Terrace
    Perth WA 6000

Emergency Services and Assistance

In the event of an emergency involving an American citizen that requires urgent consular assistance please call the U.S. Consulate General Perth at (08) 6144-5100 – 8:00am to 4:30pm Perth time on business days. After business hours, dial (08) 9476-0081.

When calling from the United States, dial 011-618-6144-5100 during business hours or 011-618-9476-0081 for after-hours assistance.

Emergencies include the death, arrest or serious injury/illness of an American citizen and victims of serious crime.  Emergencies do not include inquiries about U.S. visas (including green cards and naturalization), or routine passport, citizenship, notary, taxation or federal benefits questions.

For victims of abuse or domestic violence, please refer to our list of agencies that offer professional counseling and assistance.

For non-emergency issues and routine enquiries please see the general contact page.

U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service, within the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, helps American companies to find qualified, local partners, to overcome trade barriers, and to gain exposure in the Australian market with the overarching goal of increasing U.S. exports abroad.  For more information, please email Commercial Specialist Donna Carter at donna.carter@trade.gov

In addition, the U.S. Commercial Service also provides information and contacts through our SelectUSA initiative to Australian investors interested in the U.S. market. Please visit www.selectusa.gov or email duncan.archibald@trade.gov for more details.

In Australia, the U.S. Commercial Service has offices in Sydney, Canberra and Perth. Commercial Service Specialists throughout our three posts can provide day-to-day business counselling to American exporters as well as customized market research and match making services, most notably through the Gold Key Service, the International Partner Search, the International Company Profile and the Single Company Promotion.

The U.S. Commercial Service also spearheads official U.S. Government advocacy efforts in support of American companies competing for local government public procurement contracts.

Commercial Specialists have country-wide responsibilities for industry sectors including:

  • Aerospace and Defense;
  • Agricultural Equipment;
  • Automotive, Building and Construction;
  • Consumer Goods;
  • Environmental Technologies;
  • Franchising;
  • Healthcare;
  • Information and Communication Technologies;
  • Mining, Oil and Gas;
  • Recreational Transportation;
  • Tourism.

Please visit the U.S. Commercial Service in Australia’s website to connect with your premier U.S. Government business partner in Australia.