Welcome to the official website of the Australian Consulate-General in Bengaluru. This office is responsible for Australia’s interests in Karnataka and Telangana.
This website provides information on the various services of the Australian Consulate-General in Bengaluru. For more regular updates on Australia's activities in India, please visit us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
A welcome message from the Consul General in Bengaluru
I am pleased to be Australia’s first Consul General to Karnataka and Telangana, based in Bengaluru.
The new Consulate-General in Bengaluru is Australia’s fifth diplomatic mission in India, alongside New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. The decision to open a Consulate-General in Bengaluru reflects the depth and expansion in Australia-India ties.
This is my second posting to India. I was previously in New Delhi from 2016-19, and I’m delighted to be back in India and to get to know the dynamic, diverse and beautiful states of Karnataka and Telangana.
The Consulate-General in Bengaluru will focus on deepening Australia’s ties to India’s vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem, as well as significant biotech, aerospace and defence industries, India’s national space agency, and leading education and research institutions in the states of Karnataka and Telangana. The continued implementation of the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI-ECTA) provides new opportunities for business and consumers in both countries.
I’ll also be working closely with representatives from Australian State Governments based in Bengaluru, including New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
The direct flight between Bengaluru and Sydney which commenced in 2022 reflects the rapidly expanding people-to-people ties across all areas of the relationship, including students and alumni. Australia’s Indian diaspora community is the fastest-growing of our large diasporas, with significant numbers from southern India. I will also be looking to deepen understanding of Australia’s strong and vibrant First Nations cultures. I look forward to working with you to build those connections over my time here.
Contact details for the Consulate-General in Bengaluru are below. As always, Australians in need of urgent consular assistance can call 1300 555 135 within Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 from outside Australia.
My official twitter handle @AusCGBengaluru will give an insight into our work and the increasing engagement between Australia and Karnataka and Telangana. I also encourage you to keep up to date with the activities of the Australian High Commissioner to India @AusHCIndia and the Australian Consuls General in Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Australian Consul General, Bengaluru
Voting in the 2023 Referendum
On 14 October 2023, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to alter the Constitution.
The Australian Consulate-General in Bengaluru will be an in-person voting centre and postal vote collection centre.
All eligible Australians living in or visiting India will be able to vote.
To be eligible to vote, you must be enrolled. Please ensure that your enrolment details are up to date at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website.
In-person voting will be held at the Consulate in Bengaluru at the following times:
- Tuesday, 3 October from 10:00am to 2:00pm
- Thursday, 5 October from 10:00am to 2:00pm
- Tuesday, 10 October from 10:00am to 2:00pm
- Thursday, 12 October from 10:00am to 2:00pm
- Saturday, 14 October from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Australians visiting the Consulate to vote can do so on Level 1 of The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bengaluru during the advertised times. An appointment is not required for in-person voting or dropping off a completed postal vote.
Australian Consulate-General, Bengaluru
99 Residency Road
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
Telephone: +91 11 4910 5960
Email (general queries): [email protected]
For 24 hour consular emergency assistance please telephone 1300 555 135 from within Australia, or + 61 2 62613305 from overseas.
- Australian High Commission India and Visas and Citizenship section
- Smartraveller website for information on COVID-19 and travel
- Australian Department of Health information on COVID-19
- Further information from the Australian Government
- Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
- For extension of Indian visas, apply online through FRRO/FRO.