About Us

The Consulate-General in Brisbane was established in 1966. It is part of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As a Japanese diplomatic mission it has a variety of responsibilities and roles.

Working towards strengthening the relationship between Japan and Queensland is one of its responsibilities. Roles of the Consulate-General include serving the interests of Japanese nationals living in Queensland and also offering assistance to Australians who seek to visit or learn more about Japan.

We hope you find this website useful and informative. Please click on the links located throughout our website to locate the information that you require. Thank you very much for visiting the Consulate-General website.

Our Mission

The mission of the Consulate-General of Japan at Brisbane's mission is twofold:

1. To create a better understanding and promote the development of ties between Japan and the people of Australia. By supporting a closer relationship between the two countries, the Consulate-General aims to help Australians better understand Japan and its people, customs and culture.

2. To represent and assist Japanese citizens living in Queensland. By providing various services to Japanese, we endeavour to make their lives in Australia as enjoyable and trouble-free as possible.

Visiting Us

All visitors are required to show one form of photographic identification to the security guard stationed at the main door before they will be permitted to enter. (Please do this before using the facilities.) Preferred forms of identification are a valid passport or driver's licence.

Due to security reasons and for the safety of all guests, visitors are not permitted to bring the following items into the reception area: mobile phones, cameras, video recorders, audio recorders and other similar devices.

All visitors who arrive with the above-mentioned items are requested to hand them in to the security guard. Visitors will then receive a tag for their items. Please return this tag to the security guard to receive your items before leaving. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


The Consulate-General in Brisbane is divided into several sections. The sections and their email contacts are as follows:

  1. the Consular Affairs section
  2. the Visa section
  3. the Culture and Education section
  4. the Political and Economic Affairs section

Opening Hours

Reception times for information on and issuance of all visas are:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Reception times for application of police clearance certificates are:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Telephone Enquiries are:
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Office Closure Dates for 2019

January 1 (Tue) New Year's Holiday*
January 2 (Wed) New Year's Holiday
January 3 (Thu) New Year's Holiday
January 28 (Mon) Australia Day*
February 11 (Mon) National Foundation Day
March 21 (Thu) Vernal Equinox Day
April 19 (Fri) Good Friday*
April 22 (Mon) Easter Monday*
April 25 (Thu) ANZAC Day*
May 1 (Wed) Japanese National Holiday
May 6 (Mon) Labour Day*
July 15 (Mon) Marine Day
August 14 (Wed) RNA Brisbane Show Day*
September 16 (Mon) Respect for the Aged Day
September 23 (Mon) Autumnal Equinox Day
October 7 (Mon) Queen's Birthday*
October 22 (Tue) Japanese National Holiday
December 25 (Wed) Christmas Day*
December 26 (Thu) Boxing Day*
December 30 (Mon) End of Year Holiday
December 31 (Tue) End of Year Holiday

Please note: * indicates Australian public holidays.

Location & Contact

Level 17, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
FACSIMILE: 07 3229 0878


Feedback Corner

The Consulate-General of Japan provides a feedback corner, so we can hear from you and listen to your suggestions, requests and/or opinions on how we can better serve you and improve our services and website. Please send your suggestions to jpncgbne@tokyonet.com.au

We ask that when sending emails that you please note the following:
* The Consulate-General of Japan cannot respond to all emails received. In case of emergencies, please talk to one of our staff by telephone or at the counter.
* Any emails suspected of containing a computer virus will be deleted without being opened.