Notice of temporary changes to the Consular counter service hours (in response to the Novel Coronavirus)

2020/3/30
Key points
 
● Our Consular services remain open, however, due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia, we have decided to temporarily change our counter service hours to 9:00-12:30 (morning ONLY) from Tuesday March 31st until further notice. Telephone enquiries are still available during our normal hours (9:00 -12:30 and 14:00-16:00).
 
● If it is not an urgent matter, please visit us after the COVID-19 situation has improved.
 
Main text
Our Consular services remain open, however, due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia, we have decided to temporarily change our counter services hours as detailed below from Tuesday March 31st until further notice.
 
1. Consular counter service hours:
【Original hours】9:00 -12:30 and 14:00-16:00
【After changes】9:00-12:30 (morning ONLY) *Telephone assistance is still available in the afternoon (9:00-12:30 and 14:00-16:00).
 
2. Measures to prevent infection at Consular counters:
In order to prevent further spread of the infection, we have restricted the number of visitors able to enter the reception area at one time. We apologise for any inconvenience.
 
3. Notes
(1) Please check our website for the latest information before visiting us as circumstances/situation are subject to change.
(2) For non-urgent matters, we would appreciate it if you could please delay your enquiries until after the COVID-19 situation has improved to avoid congestion in the waiting room.
(3) If you are unwell, please delay your visit until after you have fully recovered.
 
【Consulate-General of Japan in Perth】
 Phone: +61-8-9480-1800
 Homepage: http://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp/
 
Japanese (日本語): https://www.perth.au.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/COVID19_Aus_Notice20200330.htm