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Need to renew your Irish passport or are you an Irish citizen applying for your first Irish passport?

COVID-19 VIRUS-No Face-to-Face Appointments Until Further Notice

In the interests of protecting the health of Irish Citizens and the Staff of the Honorary Consulate, until further notice the Honorary Consulate of Ireland WA will not be able to facilitate face-to-face meetings.

The Honorary Consulate is continuing to help Irish citizens and we are prioritising family emergencies and travel issues. Please be patient if your matter is not resolved as quickly as you would like. We are here to help. Please contact us on: 6557 5802 OR info@consulateofirelandwa.com.au

Welcome to the Honorary Consulate of Ireland Western Australia website.

I hope you find this website a useful source of information on all matters Irish. Our main priorities are to provide consular help and assistance to Irish citizens in Western Australia and to provide information and assistance to Western Australians who have an interest in Ireland and the Irish.

If we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Marty Kavanagh – Honorary Consul of Ireland, Western Australia
Marty Kavanagh – Honorary Consul of Ireland, Western Australia
Honorary Consul Marty Kavanagh at the Army Museum of WA on the occasion of the temporary loan to Collins Barracks Dublin of the medals of Martin O’Meara VC

Presidential Distinguished Services Award Public Notice

2022 Presidential Distinguished Service Awards (PDSA) - Nominations Now Open

The nomination period for this year’s Presidential Distinguished Service Award (PDSA) round is now open.  The closing date for receipt of nominations by the Irish Embassy, Canberra Wednesday, 25th May 2022.

Nominations should be sent to the following e-mail address: canberraem@dfa.ie attaching completed nomination form (PDSA – Form 1) and supporting documentation.

The Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad (PDSA) provides a system of State recognition for those living abroad, (primarily Irish citizens, those entitled to Irish citizenship, and those of Irish descent) who provide sustained and distinguished service to Ireland and/or Irish communities abroad or on a global or international issue of importance.


Optus Stadium green for St Patrick’s Day

We are delighted to announce that Optus Stadium will be green from sunset to 11pm St Patrick’s Day 17 March.

Thanks to VenuesWest and the Government of WA for making this happen.

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Optus Stadium 001

Irish citizens can renew their Passport Book and/or Passport Card, or apply for their first Passport Card online.

The Passport Online Application is available to all Irish citizens who are over 18 years, have held an Irish Passport and have not changed their name from their previous passport.

You will need a digital photo so please check out our online photos page to find out more.

If you have already applied through Passport / Express or your Irish Embassy Consulate you cannot apply online as this will delay both applications.

The Presidential State Visit to Australia, Oct 2017

The President's State Visit to Australia focused on deepening and expanding Ireland’s long-standing bilateral ties with Australia, highlighting aspects of the two countries’ shared history and it is aimed at strengthening economic, tourism, cultural and political links between the two nations.

The President's first stop was Perth where he attended the following:

  • Visit Fremantle Prison
  • Attend Australasian GAA Championships Games
  • Meet Her Excellency, Governor of Western Australia
  • Attend a traditional ‘Welcome to Country’ Smoking Ceremony
  • Meet with The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia
  • Address State Parliament of Western Australia
  • Receive a Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Australia
  • Attend a reception for representatives of the Irish Community
  • Attend “A Sense of Ireland” performance

You can review the Presidential visit here: President's Diary and take a look at the photos from the visit here: Photos from Presidential visit


United Kingdom Referendum on EU Membership

After the recent UK referendum on EC membership please be assured that:

Irish citizens that have current passport applications pending will be processed as normal.

The entitlements to Irish citizenship including for those born on the island of Ireland and those claiming citizenship through parents or grandparents born in Ireland is unchanged.

Detailed information on passport and citizenship entitlement on our website www.dfa.ie.

Picking up passports in Ireland

The passport office has advised that effective 1 January 2015 that if you travel to Ireland on a temporary passport you may not collect your full passport from any passport office in Ireland. Your full passport will be sent to the Honorary Consulate in Perth (or the office where you lodged your passport application). You are therefore expected to return to Australia on your temporary passport and exchange same for your full passport as soon as possible after arrival. It is your obligation to ensure that you contact Australian Emigration so that your visa is attached to your temporary passport and that that you have satisfied all immigration requirements for re-entry.

Don't ruin your holiday by being stranded at the airport

An increasing number of people are being stranded at the Perth international Airport because they have less than 6 months validity on their passport. Please note that many countries such as Indonesia will not permit you to visit unless you have 6 months to expire on your passport. Also, many countries will not accept temporary passports so please renew your passport in plenty of time and check that the countries you intend to visit will accept a temporary passport . Sadly, we’ve had recent cases where kids and partners cannot travel to Bali or elsewhere because one member of the family has less than 6 months validity on their passport.

New Pamphlet on Health Care for Irish people in WA

Ireland and Australia have a reciprocal health care agreement. Download the latest pamphlet here

Get your passport quicker!

Bring your photographs to the Honorary Consulate and avail of our free photograph and document witnessing service at the Honorary Consulate in East Perth? If your photos or documents are witnessed by someone else delays can occur as we often have to contact your witnesses to confirm. This can sometimes result in lengthy delays.

Don't forget to transfer your visa to your new passport

It's important to remember that when receive your new Irish passport you must also contact the Australian Department of immigration (DOI) and fill out the necessary forms to have your visa transferred. For further information please see Form 929 on the DOI website at www.immi.gov.au