Australian Consulate-General
Makassar, Indonesia

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NSW Election – 25 March 2023

The 2023 NSW State election will take place on 25 March. If you’re overseas, you can still take part by applying online to vote by post. Postal vote applications close 6pm, 20 March - apply as soon as possible to ensure the ballot reaches you in time for you to vote by election day.

Please note we are not a drop off location. Find the list of drop off locations here:

You can send your completed postal vote directly to the NSW Electoral Commission. For more details, visit:

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Australians in Indonesia

For Australians travelling in Indonesia or planning to travel to Indonesia, please refer to the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website for latest news and information related to your trip and subscribe for updates. Travel advice is reviewed and updated regularly.

Travel to Australia

Please visit the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website for the latest advice in relation to travelling to Australia and for further information on the Australian Government’s Department of Health website on COVID-19

Consular, passport and notarial services

The Consulate-General remains open Monday to Friday for normal business hours (8.30am to 4.00pm). Consular and passport services continue to be provided by appointment. As a precaution for the safety of our staff and visitors, we are providing notarial services only where there is an urgent need. There are additional security screening requirements if you are required to attend the Consulate General. Please  Please email [email protected] or call 04113664100 to make an appointment. If the Consulate-General is closed, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre: +61 2 6261 3305 if you have an urgent request.






The Consulate-General does not process or advise on visa, migration or citizenship applications. Click here for more information on visas and migration.







Message from Consul-General Ms Bronwyn Robbins

Strengthening Australia’s relations with eastern Indonesia

Welcome to the website of the Australian Consulate-General in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

The Australian Consulate-General in Makassar promotes business, education, people-to-people and cultural links between Australia and eleven provinces in eastern Indonesia: East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, Maluku, North Maluku and West Papua province. The Consulate-General also provides consular and passport services to Australian citizens in these provinces.[1]

Eastern Indonesia is a vast area of over 11,000 islands and more than 51 million people who have a diverse and deep cultural and linguistic heritage. It is an area rich in mineral and natural resources, has extensive mountain, coastal and island zones of great natural beauty, and seas rich in fish and other marine resources.

Australia has a long history of trade and contact with the peoples of eastern Indonesia. For example, since at least the 1700s, Makassan traders sought sea-cucumber (trepang) and other resources from northern Australia for on-sale to merchants from imperial China. Strong relationships were built between the Makassans and the indigenous people of northern Australia. Today, our trading and business links with the eastern provinces of Indonesia are growing fast as the east opens up and new ports, bridges, airports, and industries are built. Tourism, education and agriculture are key areas of growth where Australian businesses, institutions, experts and social enterprises play an important role. Our mining and mining service companies have long been well established in the eastern islands, and will continue to be important contributors to economic growth in the region.

The Consulate-General in Makassar develops and maintains a wide range of networks across all our eleven provinces, drawing on the skills, knowledge and experiences of people from both our countries. We see great potential for building stronger trade and investment links in agriculture, mining services, sustainable tourism and new technologies; strengthening connections between schools and educational institutions in Australia and eastern Indonesia; building connections with our growing alumni groups; and strengthening links between regional governments in eastern Indonesia and regional Australia.

To keep up to date with our activities in building stronger relationships between Australia and the provinces of eastern Indonesia, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @KonJenMakassar and you can reach us by email at [email protected].

[1] Note that the Australian Consulate-General in Bali covers the provinces of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara. The Australian Consulate-General in Surabaya covers the provinces of East Java and Central Java. The Australian Embassy in Jakarta covers the province of Papua in eastern Indonesia; and all other provinces in central and west Indonesia not covered by the Consulates-General.



Victorian State Election

If you’re planning to be overseas between 14 and 26 November you can vote in the Victorian State Election, but voting in the Victorian State Election is not compulsory for voters overseas.

If you wish to vote, register to receive your postal vote ballot (you will not be able to vote in person overseas for this election) – consult

Drop your ballot off at/mail or courier your ballot to a designated Postal Vote Collection Centre (PVCC) or mail to VEC. Further details on PVCC services, opening dates and hours, and entry requirements are available on the Australian Embassy Jakarta's website.

You can apply for a postal vote from Wednesday 2 November, until 6 pm on Wednesday 23 November

By Election day: you will have missed the PVCC option, but you can return your postal vote directly to the VEC. Do this as soon as possible as votes must be received by the VEC no later than 6pm AEDST Friday 2 December to be counted.


Contacting the Australian Consulate-General Makassar in an emergency

FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY, Australian citizens requiring urgent assistance should:

  • call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on (+61 2) 6261 3305
  • non urgent enquiries can be made by email to [email protected].
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