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Consulate General

Ms. Manika Jain 

Consul General of India Melbourne

Upon completion of her Post Graduation in Law from University of Delhi, Ms. Manika Jain joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1993.

During her diplomatic career, she has served in Indian Missions in Portugal, Myanmar and Indonesia. At Headquarters, she has been on deputation to the Ministry of Commerce and worked in Trade Policy Division dealing with matters related to W.T.O. In the Ministry of External Affairs, she has worked in Divisions which look after the relations between India and countries of East Asia and India's Eastern Neighbours. She has also served as Director at Indian Council of World Affairs, and Head of Division at Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi.

Ms. Jain assumed charge as the Consul General of India, Melbourne on 17th October 2013.

Before joining Indian Foreign Service, Ms Jain contributed to various social issues such as unorganized labour, women and health.

Ms. Jain’s other interests range from cinema to philosophy.

Consulate Officers:

1 Ms. Manika Jain
Consul General
03 9682 4370 03 9696 8251 cg.melbourne@mea.gov.in
 2 Mr. Rakesh Malhotra
Consul & Head of Chancery
03 9682 5219 03 9696 8251 hoc.melbourne@mea.gov.in
3 Mr. Hari Parsad
Consul/PPS to Consul General
03 9682 4370 03 9696 8251 cgo.melbourne@mea.gov.in
4 Mrs. Vimlesh sharma
Vice Consul (Consular & Community Affairs)
03 9682 6203 03 9696 8251 cons.melbourne@mea.gov.in
5 Mr. Vinay Anand
Administration & Accounts
03 9682 5800 (Extn-104) 03 9696 8251 admin.melbourne@mea.gov.in
6 Ms. Tavleen Kaur
Personal Assistant
03 9682 5800 (Extn-111) 03 9696 8251 com.melbourne@mea.gov.in

Contact Us

Address : 344, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
P.O. Box No: 33247 Domain LPO Vic 3004
Consular & General Enquiries

+61-3-9682 5800

(Consular enquiries 9.30am-12.30noon only)

Fax No: + 61-3- 9696 8251
         Email: consular@cgimelb.org
Web site: www.cgimelb.org

Before you call:

  • Virtually all the information on consular services has already been made available online on our websites (HCI Canberra; CGI Melbourne) and on the VFS website.
  • Consulate does not provide information on status enquiry for various Consular services.
  • Due to the high volume of calls, your calls may sometimes be on hold or unanswered. We apologize for any inconvenience caused due to this, and urge you to send an email at consular@cgimelb.org
  • Only e-mails pertaining to issues beyond the information available online will be answered.
  • When writing to us, you must include your full name, postal address, and phone number. As Consulate receives a large volume of e-mail, we will not be able to answer e-mails that do not include such basic information.
  • Please do not contact us with regards to status of your E-tourist visa, as these applications are directly processed in India. For these applications, kindly contact +91 11-24300666 or email at: indiatvoa@gov.in

Working Hours (except on weekends and holidays)

Note: Consulate general of India-Melbourne is open on every weekday(Monday-Friday) except on Public Holidays and all weekends (Saturdays and Sundays)

General Working Hours
Monday to Friday 09:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Consular working Hours (For Public) - Submission (Lodging) & Collection of applications for Miscellaneous Consular services

Monday to Friday 09:30 A.M to 12:30 Noon (at the Consulate)

Consulate General of India, Melbourne

List of Holiday for the Year 2017

S.No. Holiday Date Dayoftheweek
1 RepublicDay 26January Thursday
2 LaborDay/Holi 13March Monday
3 MahavirJayanti 09April Sunday
4 GoodFriday 14April Friday
5 EasterMonday 17April Monday
6 ANZACDay 25April Tuesday
7 Queen’sBirthday 12June Monday
8 IndependenceDay 15August Tuesday
9 Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid) 02September Saturday
10 Dussehra 30September Saturday
11 Muharram 01October Sunday
12 MahatmaGandhi’sBirthday 02October Monday
13 Diwali(Deepavali) 19October Thursday
14 GuruNanak’sBirthday 04November Saturday
15 Milad-un-NabiorId-e-Milad 02December Saturday
16 ChristmasDay 25December Monday
17 BoxingDay 26December Tuesday

Consulate General of India, Melbourne

List of Holidays to be observed in CGI, Melbourne during year 2018

S.No. Holiday Date Day of the week
 1 New year’s Day 01 January Monday
 2 Republic Day/Australia Day 26 January Friday
 3 Holi 02 March Friday
 4 Labour Day 12 March Monday
 5 Good Friday 30 March Friday
 6 Earter Monday 02 April Monday
 7 ANZAC Day 25 April Wednesday
 8 Buddha Purnima 30 April Monday
 9 Idu’l Fitr 16 June Saturday
 10 Independence Day 15 August Wednesday
 11 Janmashtami 03 September Monday
 12 Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 02 October Tuesday
 13 Dussehra 19 October Friday
 14 Diwali 07 November Wednesday
 15 Guru Nanak’s Birthday 23 November Friday
 16 Christmas Day 25 December Tuesday
 17 Boxing Day 26 December Wednesday