Senate debates

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Questions without Notice

Turkiye: Earthquake

2:09 pm

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Foreign Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

I know some MPs and senators have had Australians contact them about family in affected areas. Our diplomatic missions in Ankara, Beirut and Istanbul are working closely with local authorities to ascertain the welfare of our citizens. The Ankara post is following up on a small number of Australian citizens who may be in the affected areas. I'm not in a position at this stage to provide any further details.

Australians in need of emergency consular assistance should contact our 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre—that is, on 61262613305 and 1300555135. The latter number is for if calling within Australia.


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