Category Archives: Useful Consular Info

What to do about Cyberattacks

Since September, several data leaks have taken place with various Australian services such as Optus or Medibank. It is natural to ask yourself questions about the security of your data…

Traveling to France: What are the Rules for Bringing your Medicines to France?

You are planning to travel to France? You need to bring your medication with you? What are the rules? What is considered a medicine?  A good is subject to the…

End of the Year Closure

Please note that the  Honorary Consulate of France in Melbourne will be closed to the public from 16 December 2022 in the afternoon until  9 January 2023 in the morning….

Exceptional closure of the Melbourne Consular Agency

Please note that the Melbourne Honorary Consulate will be closed to the public from November 1, 2022 and will reopen on November 7, 2022. In the event of an emergency,…

Extension of the Validity Period of French National Identity Cards

Did you know ? The validity period of French National Identity Cards (secure national identity card) has been extended by 5 years Which cards are involved? Adult secure rectangular identity cards…

Consular Tour in Melbourne – 24 and 25 November

Please note that we are opening two additional days for passports, CNI and other administrative formalities on November 24 and 25. We will indeed welcome an agent from the Consulate…

How to apply for or renew your French passport

Are you planning to go to France ? Here is the procedure to obtain a French passport / renew your old one. If you wish to book an appointment here…

Meet the new team at the Honorary General Consulate of France in Melbourne !

Welcome to our 2 new interns at the Honorary Consulate General of France in Melbourne. Besides the Honorary Consul General and the Consular Assistant, the team now includes two French…

New System to Book Appointments Arriving Soon

Please note that from 14 November 2022, a new booking system will be put in place that will superced the current one. All passports appointments to the consular agency of…

Joint Statement by France and Australia – July 1st 2022

A joint statement was made on the 1st of July 2022 during a meeting between Anthony Albanese, the Prime Minister of Australia and Emmanuel Macron, the President of France. Their…