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Address :   344, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
P.O. Box No:   33247 Domain LPO Vic 3004
General phone:   +61-3- 96827836
Fax No:   + 61-3- 96968251
Web site:   www.cgimelb.org
 PHONE NUMBERS
Phone Number for General Consular Enquiries(operational only during Consular Working Hours i.e. 0930 hrs to 1230 hrs, Monday to Friday)

For Visas, Passports, OCI, and PIO enquiries

For PCC and PCC and Driving License Verification enquiries
  03- 96825800




  02 8223 9908/ 1900 969 969


  02 8223 9909
 EMAIL
Email ID for General Consular Enquiries   consular@cgimelb.org
Visa enquiries   visainfo.inau@vfshelpline.com
Passport/Police Clearance Certificate/Driving License Enquiries
  passportinfo.inau@vfshelpline.com
OCI/PIO Enquiries   ociinfo.inau@vfshelpline.com
  CONSULAR SERVICES (Passport, Visa, OCI, PIO & Miscellaneous)

Please note that all these consular services are handled by VFS Global (Indian Passport and Visa Service Centre)

The Consulate General of India in Melbourne will continue to provide to residents of Victoria and Tasmania the following consular services, for which applications would have to be lodged directly with the Consulate:

Miscellaneous OCI Services
Miscellaneous Consular Services (such as attestation of documents, transfer of visas from old to new passport,   affidavits, birth certificates, life certificates, certificate required to transport ashes or mortal remains to India etc)

IMPORTANT: The Consulate does not accept credit cards, EFTPOS, personal cheques or company cheques. Please send only money orders or bank cheques with applications sent through the post. Cash payments are accepted only at the counter.
Right to Information Act, 2005
INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, REQUIRED UNDER RTI ACT, 2005 RIGHT TO INFORMATION:

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA, MELBOURNE, REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4(1)(B) OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

Right to Information Act 2005 : Available on High Commission of India, Canberra’s website

Contact details of officers for addressing applications under RTI Act, 2005:
 
Chief Public Information Officer   Mr. Nirmal K. Chawdhary
  Consul (SCWO)
  Tel : 03-96825800
  Fax : 03-96968251
  E-mail cgo@cgimelb.org
Appellate Authority   Ms. Manika Jain
  Consul General
  Tel: 03-96824370
  Fax: 03-96968251
  E-mail : cg@cgimelb.org
 
Applications seeking information under the Act may be sent along with the prescribed fee in Australian Dollars, equivalent to Indian Rs.10/- through Bank cheque (demand draft) or Money Order made in favor of "Consulate General of India, Melbourne". The requisite payment can also be made through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in.

It may be noted that information provided under the Act is available to citizens of India only. Applications should be submitted along with documentary proof of Indian Citizenship (like copy of first two and last page of the passport.) More information is available at http://www.rti.gov.in
 WORKING HOURS
General Working Hours   9.00 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday
Consular Working Hours   09.30 am to 12.30 pm Monday to Friday
  (except on public holidays observed by the consulate)
 LIST OF HOLIDAYS OBSERVED BY THE CONSULATE FOR 2011
 EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Emergency Number for Issue of Visa between 0900 hrs and 1400 hrs (2 pm)   02 8223 9908/ 1900 969 969
Emergency Number for Issue of Visa between 1430 hrs (2:30 pm) and 0830 hrs   0430020828
General Emergency Number   0430020828
IN CASE EMERGENCY VISA/PASSPORT IS REQUIRED BETWEEN 0900 HRS AND 1430 HRS., PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO VFS CENTRE

PLEASE CALL EMERGENCY NUMBERS ONLY IN THE CASE OF A GENUINE EMERGENCY

THE STAFF MANNING EMERGENCY NUMBERS ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO GIVE APPLICATION STATUS UPDATES OR ANSWER CONSULAR OR OTHER GENERAL ENQUIRIES
 SHORTLIST OF STAFF MEMBERS
NAME & DESIGNATION E-MAIL
Ms. Manika Jain
Consul General
 cg@cgimelb.org
Mr. Nirmal K. Chawdhary
Consul & Head of Chancery
 hoc@cgimelb.org
Mr. M. C. Bhagat
Vice Consul (Consular & Culture)
cgo@cgimelb.org
Anjan K. Bhaumik
Consul Admin (Trade & Administration)
 vcons@cgimelb.org
Mr. V.G. Joshy
P A to Consul General
 ps@cgimelb.org
Ravinder Kumar Sinha
Assistant (Admn)
 accounts@cgimelb.org