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Ministries and government offices

Sometimes, as an expat, you may need specific information from a particular ministry, here's our guide to the ministries in HK.

Posted on

9 March 2014

Last updated on 11 December 2017
Ministries and government offices

Sometimes, as an expat, you may need specific information from a particular ministry. Expatwoman has the contact and website information of the ministries in Hong Kong making it easier for you to find information on education, health or foreign affairs.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Ministry of Health | Ministry of Education | Ministry of Labour | Ministry of Transport | Ministry of Finance | Ministry of Trade | Ministry of Environment

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Hong Kong was under British rule before 1 July 1997. Prior to the implementation of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Act 1996 enacted by the British Parliament, Hong Kong represented its interests abroad through the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices (HKETOs) and via a special office in the British Embassies or High Commissions, but the latter has ceased after the sovereignty of Hong Kong was transferred to the PRC and became a special administrative region (SAR) of the PRC in 1997.

Peoples Republic of China Foreign Affairs Website:

Ministry of Health

The pursuit of health is not only for the wellbeing of individual citizen but is also vital for the overall development of the community.  The Department of Health plays an important role in the health care system of Hong Kong.  It is the Government's health adviser and agency to execute health policies and statutory functions.  We safeguard the health of the people of Hong Kong through promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services as well as fostering community partnership and international collaboration.

Department of Health
21/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong
Tel:  (852) 2961 8989 or (852) 2961 8991
Fax: (852) 2836 0071  
Email Address: [email protected]
Department of Health Website:

Ministry of Education

The aim of education for Hong Kong is to promote students’ whole-person development and life-long learning capabilities. Education helps to unleash human potentials and enhance people qualities and the competitiveness of the HKSAR. The Education Bureau is responsible for the formulation of policies to ensure that quality education is provided for Hong Kong’s young people.  The Bureau also oversees the implementation of programmes that are designed to bring these objectives to fruition.

Education Bureau
15/F, Wu Chung House
213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2891 0088
Fax : (852) 2893 0858
Email: [email protected] (for enquiries) or [email protected] (for complaints)
Education Bureau Website:

Ministry of Labour

To be a leading labour administrator in the region. Our aim is to enhance the well-being of our workforce progressively and promote the safety and health of those at work.
The Commissioner for Labour,

Labour Department
16/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road,
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2717 1771
Fax: 2544 3271
E-mail: [email protected]
Labour Department Website:

Ministry of Transport

The Transport Department is the authority for administering the Road Traffic Ordinance and legislation for the management of road traffic, regulation of public transport services and operation of major transport infrastructures. They are committed to providing the world's best transport system which is safe, reliable, efficient, environmentally friendly and satisfying to both users and operators. They strive to keep Hong Kong moving by managing road traffic, regulating public transport services, licensing drivers and vehicles, promoting road safety as well as planning for the future to cope with the growth in demand for transport facilities and services.

Transport Department
41st floor, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Tel: 1823 or 2804 2600,
Fax: 2804 2652
Email: [email protected]
Transport Department Website:

Ministry of Finance

The financial services industry is one of the four pillars of the Hong Kong economy. Leveraging on our strength as an international city and the opportunities arising from the "One country, Two systems", we aim to develop Hong Kong as a global financial centre, asset management centre and offshore RMB business centre attracting capital and talent from within and outside the country. The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau works closely together with market regulators and participants to strengthen our role as an international financial centre. On the Treasury front, we formulate and implement policies and procedures to ensure effective control and management of public revenues and expenditure.

Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
Tel: 2810 3824
Fax: 2869 4531
Email: [email protected]

Ministry of Trade

The Trade and Industry Department is responsible for conducting Hong Kong's international trade relations, implementing trade policies and agreements, as well as providing general support services for industries and small and medium enterprises.

The Trade and Industry Department
Room 908, Trade and Industry Department Tower, 700 Nathan Road,
Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2392 2922
Fax: (852) 2787 7422
Email: [email protected]
Trade & Industry Department Website:

Ministry of Environment

The EPD is responsible for developing policies covering environmental protection, nature conservation; enforcing environmental legislation; monitoring environmental quality; providing collection, transfer, treatment and disposal facilities for many types of waste; advising on the environmental implications of town planning and new policies; handling pollution complaints and incidents; and raising awareness and support in the community for environmental initiatives.

Environmental Protection Department
Tel: 2838 3111
Email: [email protected]