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 in Los Angeles promotes Australia’s interests in the south west of the United States and provides consular, passport and notarial services to Australians located in southern California, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada (Clark County) and Utah.
The Consulate raises awareness of Australia’s capabilities across a range of sectors, including the creative industries (film, music and fashion), innovation and technology, infrastructure, education, and tourism. In addition, the Consulate-General in Los Angeles manages the annual G’Day USA program, which brings together business, academia and policy makers to showcase Australia as an innovative and high-quality partner for the US, build people to people links, and enhance dialogue on shared priorities such as cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, defence industries and innovation.
Consular Districts Include
California (south of the 36N latitude), Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada (Clark County only) and Utah.