Embassy of the United Kingdom in Canberra


The British Embassy in Australia is a bilateral mission in Canberra and promotes British interests in Australia. The embassy of the United Kingdom also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Australia. The British Embassy in Canberra is headed by Mr Paul Damian Madden, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Australia.


British High Commission in Canberra, Australia Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla ACT Australia


(+61) (2) 6270 66 66


(+61) (2) 6273 32 36






Mr Paul Damian Madden, High Commissioner

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Australia require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the British embassy in Canberra you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for the United Kingdom

For all British visa related matters contact the embassy in Canberra before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.ukinaustralia.fco.gov.uk ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+61) (2) 6270 66 66 or email invitations.canberra@fco.gov.uk

Consulates of the United Kingdom in Australia

Next to the embassy in Canberra there could be additional British consulates located in Australia.

Please check below for the locations of the British consulates in Australia.

British Consulates in Australia

Next to the embassy in Canberra, the United Kingdom has consulates in the following cities: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the British Embassy in Canberra offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Australia to United Kingdom as wel as for British citizens in Australia. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, British nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.