Australian Consulate-General
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin

About Us

About the Australian Consulate-General in Chicago

The Australian Consulate-General in Chicago’s mission is to strengthen the bond between Australia and the United States of America through advancing Australia’s interests in trade and investment, politics, cultural exchange and academia throughout the Midwest. In addition to nurturing a thriving economic relationship with the United States, the Consulate-General assists in elevating the profile of Australia.

For Australians that are traveling through the Midwest or living overseas, the Consulate-General provides; information, consular, notarial, and passport services.

For citizens of other nationalities looking for information on traveling to Australia, studying in Australia or doing business with Australia, information can be found under the “Connecting with Australia” tab.


The Australian Consulate-General in Chicago does not provide visa or immigration services. For information on Australian Visas, Immigration and Citizenship, please visit the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website. If you have further queries please fill out an inquiry form or call them at 1-613-238-1040. Please be advised that they are located in Ottawa, Canada and that international phone rates may apply.

Head of Post 

Michael Wood, Australian Consul-General in Chicago

Michael Wood took up the appointment of Consul-General in Chicago covering eleven Midwest states in April 2015.  He is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

Prior to Chicago, Mr Wood was the Director of the DFAT Western Australian State Office.  In Canberra, Mr Wood has worked on global finance and economic issues, the G20, trade negotiations, Japan, India, ASEAN and consular policy.  Overseas, he has served as Deputy Head of Mission at the High Commission in Singapore and Consul at the Australian post in Hong Kong, with earlier postings in India and Mexico.

Mr Wood holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours - Philosophy) from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma (International Finance) from the Australian Securities Institute. 

He speaks Spanish and French.


Contact Information 


123 N Wacker Drive, Suite 1330

Chicago, IL 60606


Phone: 1 312 419 1480

From Australia: +1 312 419 1480

Fax: 1 212 351-6501

From Australia: +1 212 351-6501


Hours of Operation

The Consulate is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays.

(US Central Standard Time)


Consular District









North Dakota

South Dakota




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