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Akita Fair -Culture and Tourism-


On 3 February, Consul-General Keizo Takewaka attended the Akita Prefecture Fair in Sydney. The fair provided tourist resources outlining Akita Prefecture’s ski resorts, hot springs and scenic locations, and introduced specialty items and local Sake brewed in the region.

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Signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Cooperation with the Northern Territory Government


On 13 January, Consul-General Keizo Takewaka witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on Agriculture between the Japanese government (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) and the Northern Territory Government (Ministry of Primary Industry and Resources) at the Austrade offices in Sydney.

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"Matsuri - Japan Festival"


On 10 December, around 30 thousand people gathered at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour for the annual "Matsuri - Japan Festival". The festival aimed to introduce Japanese culture through live presentations of Taiko drums, Bonodori, Kendo demonstrations and Samurai performances. Tea ceremony, calligraphy, origami and flower arrangement workshops were also offered as well as a range of Japanese food, travel advice and tourism information. The Consulate-General of Japan also had a booth introducing Japanese culture and the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.

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The 2016 Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for NSW and NT Secondary School Students Awards Ceremony


On 8 December, at his residence, Consul-General Keizo Takewaka held the award ceremony for the 2016 Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for NSW and NT Secondary School Students. Around 70 people attended the award ceremony which included the prize-winning students, their family, school officials, sponsors and Japanese language teachers. Consul-General Takewaka presented awards, plaques and prizes to the 26 student winners and the School of the Year.

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His Majesty the Emperor’s Birthday Celebration Reception


On 6 December, at his residence, Consul-General Keizo Takewaka hosted a reception to celebrate His Majesty the Emperor’s birthday and some 230 guests from various fields attended. The national anthems of both countries were performed by a leading seaman and an able seaman from the Royal Australian Navy. Subsequently, Consul-General Takewaka and the Hon. Catherine Cusack, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, delivered their speeches. Then, the Hon. Tom Bathurst, Chief-Justice of NSW and Mr Takewaka gave the toast.

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Important Notice of Visa Applications


Please be advised, application periods to lodge your visa application have been introduced for all short term stay visas, depending on your departure dates from Sydney. Please double check the application periods below prior to applying. Applications made outside the application periods will not be accepted. These application periods are not applicable to Working Holiday visa applicants and visa applicants with a “Certificate of Eligibility”.


Please wait in the food court area until 9:15 in the morning - DO NOT WAIT OR QUEUE IN THE BUILDING LOBBY AREA OR LIFT LOBBY. VISITORS FOR THE CONSULATE MUST NOT WAIT ON THE LOBBY CHAIRS (PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SOFAS.).

You may come up to Level 12 in a lift after 9:15 and wait in a line in order in the lift lobby of Level 12 until opening time.


* We may distribute numbered tickets on a first come basis prior to opening time in the morning for very busy days without notice.



Please wait in the food court area until your entry time after you have received the numbered tickets - DO NOT WAIT OR QUEUE IN THE BUILDING LOBBY AREA OR LIFT LOBBY after the tickets are distributed. VISITORS FOR THE CONSUALTE MUST NOT WAIT ON THE LOBBY CHAIRS (PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SOFAS.).




Visa Collection
Please come to the office between 9:30 - 12:30 to pick up your visa and be ready to present the yellow receipt.
Queuing and tickets are not required for Visa Collection.




Application Periods

All the short term stay visa applicants must apply during the certain application periods depending on your departure day from Sydney.

Please check the dates below:

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Please click "Enter" button below to check the details of Visa and Police Certificate.


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