What we can and cannot do
Assisting Australians overseas within limits
Australians requiring advice or assistance from the consular section may visit the Embassy with an appointment during the following hours: 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday, except during public holidays.
In case of an emergency after hours, please contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 (0) 2 6261 3305
4 rue Jean Rey, 75724 Paris Cedex 15
Metro Line 6 Station Bir-Hakeim
RER C Station Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel
Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 59 33 00
E-mail : Consular.Paris@dfat.gov.au
Passport applications interviews and notarial services at the Embassy in Paris are offered by appointment only.
Appointments for notarial services can be booked here. Please ensure you select the Time zone: (GMT +02:00 Central European Time - Paris), when making a booking.
English speaking suppliers In France
Address book in France
The Australian Embassy and Consulate in Paris can witness signatures and endorse photos for driver's licence renewal forms. We cannot renew the licences. Please contact the relevant road authority in Australia to obtain the necessary form for renewing your licence while residing overseas. For information on registration and licences, and a list of road authorities, please visit click here.
Returning to Australia
Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
The Australian Customs Service has full information about taking goods into Australia including duty free, household goods and cars.
There are strict quarantine regulations for taking any food, plant material or animal products into Australia.
For information on bringing medicines into Australia, please visit the Therapeutic Goods Administration website.
Connecting with Australia
A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments and services.
Tax File Number in Australia
Personal Information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available here or by requesting a copy from the Department.