Welcome to Consulate General of Nepal
Brisbane, Queensland

Nepal Earthquake (April 2015)

Travel Information

We highly recommend all travellers adhere to current advice from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as at 27 April 2015, that Australians RECONSIDER THEIR NEED TO TRAVEL to Nepal following aftershocks and ongoing disruption as a result of the 25 April earthquake.

In light of the recent devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 we encourage all people wishing to travel to Nepal to check the latest Smartraveller updates at http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Nepal.

·       A large earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. The epicentre was 80 kms west of Kathmandu. Extensive damage has occurred to buildings, including in Kathmandu and Pokhara. A large number of deaths and injuries have been reported. Aftershocks are expected. Travellers should expect disruption to telecommunications, transport and tourist infrastructure in affected areas.

·       The international airport at Kathmandu is open but flight schedules have been disrupted by the earthquake. Australians seeking to depart Nepal should contact their airline for latest information on flight schedules.

·       Australians in Nepal in need of consular assistance may contact the Australian Embassy in Kathmandu on (+977 1) 437 1678 or the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on (+61 2) 6261 3305.

·       Australian travellers should remain in a safe location and follow the instructions of local authorities. You should check with your transport provider, tour operator or hotel for latest information on disruptions.

·       We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Nepal due to the uncertain political and security situation.

· You should pay close attention to your security at all times. Monitor the media and other sources about possible new security risks.

Applying for Tourist Visas to Nepal 

The Consulate office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 3pm.
Visa applications may be left at front desk or collected on these days.
On-the-spot visas are issued Wednesday ONLY from 9am to 2pm, with no appointment required.(Please note that there is an extra charge for on the spot processing)
  
Regular visa processing can take up to 3 to 5 business days from the date the application is received and once finalised, applicants will be contacted to collect.

Visas may take up to 2 weeks to process during our busy months from August to November, or as a result of limited staffing.

PLEASE NOTE: The Consulate is not open on Fridays.

Street Address:   Level 5, 269 Wickham Street

  Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
     
Postal Address:   PO Box 1302
    Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
     
Telephone:   (07) 3257 0697
Email:   consul@nepalconsulate.com.au

                

Nepal Tourism BoardEmbassy of Nepal

Our business hours

Reception is usually attended 9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday to Thursday

On the Spot visas are issued on Wednesday ONLY from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, no appointment required.