Updated travel advice & information about Consulate services
Irish citizens who have concerns about the Coronavirus can call the Department of Foreign Affairs dedicated phone line on +353 (0)1 613 1733. The Department of Foreign Affairs continues to advise against all non-essential travel overseas.
Health related information for New South Wales is available online here or by calling the Australia’s National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
Irish citizens wishing to return to Ireland from Australia should familiarise themselves with the travel advice on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website here. Please note that Permanent Residents and Dual Nationals must apply for an exemption from the current travel ban with the Department of Home Affairs, further information on the application process is available here.
Information on returning to Ireland, including pre-travel requirements and quarantine arrangements, is available on the gov.ie website here.
Information on the current health advice in Ireland related to Coronavirus is available on the HSE website here.
In line with recent changes to NSW public health measures, the Consulate General of Ireland’s public office at 1 Market Street will reopen on Monday 15 November.
In order to mitigate the risk of covid-19 exposure, the Consulate’s public counters will reopen on an appointment-only basis initially. Attendees can only attend the Consulate if they have been fully vaccinated or if they are in possession of a valid exemption certificate. For further details on vaccine and exemption status, please consult the following link.
As mandated by NSW public health measures, attendees should also be aware that mask wearing (unless in possession of a valid exemption), social distancing and check-in protocols will be strictly applied without exception. Failure to abide by these rules may result in staff being unable to provide in-person services, however where this occurs support will be provided by alternative means, such as by phone or email.
Members of the public who wish to apply for an in-person appointment can do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Consular support and guidance will still continue to be provided via our phone and email systems.