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About the Australian Consulate-General, Los Angeles
Ms Chelsey Martin
Ms Martin is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). She has significant experience in the United States serving as Counsellor (Political), Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 2011 to 2014, and as Counsellor (Public Affairs) at the Australian Embassy in Washington from 2006 to 2009.
In Canberra, Ms Martin served until recently as the Director of the Ministerial and Executive Liaison Section and as Deputy Chief of Protocol and Director of the Diplomatic and Consular Accreditation Section. She has significant experience working in public affairs and economic diplomacy, including in DFAT’s Media Liaison Section (2005-06); and the Trade and Advocacy Outreach Section (2004-05). She was seconded to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as Senior Adviser, Global and Regional Architecture, from 2009 to 2010.
Ms Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the Australian National University.
2015 Public Holidays
Thursday, 1 January
Monday, 16 February
Friday, 3 April
Monday, 6 April
Monday, 25 May
Friday, 3 July
Monday, 7 September
Monday, 12 October
Wednesday 11 November
Thursday, 26 November
Friday, 27 November
Friday, 25 December
Monday, 28 December
Tuesday, 29 December
Consular Districts Include
California (south of the 36N latitude), Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada (Clark County only) and Utah.
The Consulate carries out a number of functions in pursuit of the Australian Government's goals. Its location in Century City provides a gateway to doing business in the United States. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the primary entry and departure point for the majority of Australians travelling to the USA and for tourists and business visitors travelling to Australia.
Los Angeles is also the North American headquarters for the Australian Tourist Commission.
The Consulate's region of jurisdiction covers the States of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Clark County in Nevada that includes Las Vegas, and southern California below 36 N. An estimated 40,000 Australians reside in the region.
AusFILM, a partnership with the Australian Trade Commission, has a presence in the Australian Consulate-General in Los Angeles and promotes Australia as a production destination for US film studios and producers.
Passport and Consular Services: The Consulate, throughout its region of jurisdiction, protects the interests of Australians and issues and renews passports for them. If you wish to have your new passport sent to you by Federal Express, you will need to pay an additional USD15 (for up to four passports to the one address). If you prefer, you can provide a prepaid letter-sized envelope with the courier company of your choice. For more information, please visit:
Business relationships: Austrade's mission is to develop and maintain close relationships with business representatives from companies and organisations that have, or wish to develop, commercial links with Australia. For more information, visit the Austrade website
Education relationships: Australian Education International (AEI), the international division of the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), works to raise the profile of Australian education and research collaboration opportunities in North America. Further information is available from Study in Australia
Support / Liaison Services: The Consulate provides a wide range of services for Australian government and parliamentary activities in the region, including handling high level visitors.
Overseas promotion: In conjunction with our embassy in Washington, DC and Consulates in New York and San Francisco, the Consulate works to project Australia's image abroad through a variety of activities and events.
There are currently no vacancies.