Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Geneva
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

 

Australian Bushfires

Our sincere thank you to everybody who has contacted us offering messages of support, condolence and solidarity around the devastating bushfires in Australia. For further information about the current bushfire situation, donating to bushfire relief and offers of assistance, please see below.

Current information on the bushfires:

·         New South Wales: https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/

·         Victoria: https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/

·         Queensland: https://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

·         Western Australia: https://semc.wa.gov.au/

·         South Australia: https://www.safecom.sa.gov.au/site/emergency_management.jsp

·         Tasmania: http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/osem

·         Northern Territory: https://nt.gov.au/emergency

·         Australian Capital Territory: https://esa.act.gov.au/

 

Offers of assistance:

The Australian Government continues to receive offers of assistance from the global community, domestic organisations, groups and individuals. These requests are being worked through in close consultation with the states and territories to determine the best options to support our emergency service personnel and fire-affected communities.  

Authorities acknowledge that generous donations are coming from a place of kindness, however they are urging people to pledge money to bushfire affected communities – instead of goods, clothing or perishable food.


Please see here a link with information about how people can help and donate:  https://www.abc.net.au/classic/read-and-watch/news/bushfire-donations/11823676

Unfortunately, there are a number of scammers pretending to be legitimate well-known charities or creating fake charity names.

People are urged to check that the charity that they are donating to is credible and registered through the Australia Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Charity register – acnc.gov.au/charity

 

Tourism and questions about the safety of your visit to Australia:

Many of the regions devastated by bushfires over recent months rely on visitors to support their local economy and the livelihoods of their community.

While some areas remain at risk from fire activity, many regions are still open for business, or in some cases, have already reopened to visitors.

The Tourism Australia website includes information and an interactive map showing which Australian regions are affected or at risk of bushfire.

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

If you require urgent consular assistance, please call the Australian Consulate in Geneva on +41 22 799 91 00 or the 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on:

1300 555 135 (within Australia)
+61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas)
SMS to +61 421 269 080
use our online contact form

 

Visas and citizenship

The Australian Consulate-General in Geneva has no visa function - Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website or call the Global Service Centre in Australia on +61 2 6196 0196.  The Consulate-General is unable to provide information on visas, immigration, customs or citizenship.

 

Australian Consulate-General

Information about passport and/or consular services for Australians can be found here:

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The Consul-General for Switzerland and Liechtenstein is Ms Natalie Grant.

Contact Details
Ph. +41 (0) 22 799 9100
Fax. +41 (0) 22 799 9178
Email. australian.consulate-geneva@dfat.gov.au

 

Australian Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organisation

Information about the work of the Australian Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization can be found here.

Contact Details
Ph. +41 (0) 22 799 9100
Fax. +41 (0) 22 799 9189
Email. wto.geneva@dfat.gov.au

The Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization is Ms Frances Lisson.

 

Australian Permanent Mission to the Office of the United Nations and Conference on Disarmament

Information about the work of the Australian Permanent Mission to the Office of the United Nations can be found here.

Information about the work of the Disarmament Delegation can be found here.

Contact Details 
Ph. +41 (0) 22 799 9100
Fax. +41 (0) 22 799 9175
Email. un.geneva@dfat.gov.au
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The Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and to the Conference on Disarmament is Ms Sally Mansfield.