Major bushfires continue to affect large parts of Australia, with warnings from authorities that the fires could continue until March when the weather conditions ease.

If you’re in or near an affected area, stay safe and follow the advice of local authorities. Details of affected areas, health services, preparedness information, and evacuation centres can be found at:

Australian Capital Territory (external link)

New South Wales (external link)

Northern Territory (external link)

Queensland (external link)

South Australia (external link)

Victoria (external link)

Western Australia (external link)

In the event of emergency, always call Triple Zero (000).


Any New Zealanders requiring consular assistance should contact the New Zealand High Commission or consultates, details of which can be found here (external link).

We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling offshore to register on SafeTravel. SafeTravel is the official registration facility for New Zealanders travelling or living overseas. If you register with us, we're able to relay important information and account for your safety and wellbeing as part of New Zealand's consular response to an overseas emergency.