Honorary Consul in Melbourne

Contact details

Consul
Richard Mendelsohn (Honorary Consul)
Phone
Emergencies
outside office hours
+61 2 8305 6800

Contact details for Consular Section

Opening hours

not applicable

Services by honorary consul

The honorary consul can assist during an emergency. In addition, the honorary consul focuses on trade development. For more information on trade development or a business partner scan please e-mail.

In case of a consular emergency, for example a lost passport, you can call 24 hours per day, 7 days a week +61 2 8305 6800 (local tariff).

For visa and passport applications and consular declarations, you can make an appointment at the consulate-general in Sydney.

In case of a consular emergency the honorary consul can assist in certain circumstances. For example if you lose your passport or have been involved in an accident and are in hospital, or in case of a death or a missing person or other calamities. Each case is individually assessed in consultation with the consulate-general in Sydney.

Honorary consuls in Australia can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone nr 02 8305 6800/ +61 2 8305 6800.

Lost or stolen passport

If your passport is lost or stolen, you can request a ‘laissez-passer’ by phone on 02 8305 6800/ +61 2 8305 6800.

Your request for a laissez-passer will be processed immediately. The honorary consul will contact you and, in case you are eligible, provide you with a laissez-passer. The release of a laissez-passer takes 1 to 2 days. Please check with your airline whether you are allowed to board with a Dutch laissez-passer.

It is also possible to request a new passport at the consulate-general in Sydney via an emergency procedure. This takes 8 to 10 days and you have to do the request in person. Your new passport will be valid for 10 years.

Remaining civil affairs

Since the honorary consuls merely provide ‘laissez-passers’, you can contact the embassy in Canberra or the consulate-general in Sydney for any remaining civil affairs services. However, often a ‘justice of the peace’ or ‘notary public’ in your area may provide the requested service.

Consular questions?

You can ask your question:

  • by phone: +61 2 8305 6800. If you are calling from the Netherlands, call +31 247 247 247.
  • via WhatsApp. Click here to send us a WhatsApp message. Or add our number +316 8238 8055 to the contacts list on your smartphone and then send a message.
  • via the contact form.