Australian Consulate-General
Los Angeles
States of California (south of the 36N latitude), Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada (Clark County only) and Utah

About us

About the Australian Consulate-General, Los Angeles


Ms Chelsey Martin

Ms Martin was appointed Australian Consul-General Los Angeles in November 2015. She has significant experience in the United States, having previously served 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 most recently served as the Director of the Ministerial and Executive Liaison Section (2015) and she has previously served as Director of the Thailand, Philippines and Cambodia Section (2010 – 2011) and Deputy Chief of Protocol and Director of the Diplomatic and Consular Accreditation Section (2009).

She has significant experience working in public affairs and economic diplomacy, including in DFAT’s Media Liaison Section (2005-06); and the Trade Advocacy and 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.

Prior to joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ms Martin worked as a political journalist with The Australian Financial Review (1998 – 2004). Ms Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the Australian National University.


The Consulate-General

The Consulate-General carries out a number of functions in pursuit of the Australian Government's goals. 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.

Passport and Consular Services: The Consulate-General, throughout its region of jurisdiction, protects the interests of Australians and issues and renews passports for them. For more information, please visit:

Support / Liaison Services: The Consulate-General 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 the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC and Consulates-General in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Honolulu and Houston, the Consulate-general works to project Australia's image abroad through a variety of economic diplomacy events.


Consular Districts Include

California (south of the 36N latitude), Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada (Clark County only) and Utah.


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