British nationals in Australia

British Consulate

There are about 1.2 million British nationals in Australia (including dual nationals) living in Australia. This and more than 620,000 British nationals visit Australia each year for the purposes of tourism. The British consulates in Australia help by providing advice, consular assistance and support to all British nationals when things do go wrong.

British nationals in Australia

The British Embassy in Canberra is assisted by a number of British consulates in the country. The consulates include the British Consulate in SydneyMelbournePerth as well as Brisbane. The Embassy and the Consulates in Australia provide the following as an example:

  • They help and advise all British nationals who find themselves in difficulty. This due to crime or an accident or in the event that they have been arrested or fallen ill or someone has died.
  • They issue emergency travel documents in your British passport has been stolen or expired. This and who are travelling urgently.
  • They also conduct citizenship ceremonies as well as same-sex marriages and conversions from civil partnership to a same-sex marriage for a UK partner visa.

If you need assistance then contact the British Embassy in Canberra. This or any of the British Consulates in Australia for consular assistance or advice.

In order to access consular assistance. British citizens in while in the country can contact the relevant consulate by phone, email or in person. The contact details for each consulate can be found on this website or on the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

It’s important to note that consular assistance is not a substitute for travel insurance. British tourists are encouraged to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before traveling to the country or any other country. See also the Passport Fees for British Overseas.



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