Australian Embassy
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Monaco

Consular Services

For urgent consular assistance after hours please contact +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.

Consular Service

Consular Services may be available to Australian citizens while overseas. The Consular Services Charter outlines what help our consular officers may provide, and what our consular officers cannot do.

Our capacity to assist you is influenced by local laws and conditions, international rules governing consular work, and by the cooperation offered by persons and organisations outside the Australian Government. While the Australian Government will do what it can to help you, there are circumstances in which our ability to provide assistance will be limited.

Need help?

In most cases, we recommend that you seek assistance from your family, friends, airline, travel agent, bank, tour operator, employer or travel insurance provider in the first instance.

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If your situation is an emergency or you have exhausted these options and still require assistance, you can visit the Embassy during our opening hours.

Australian Embassy
4 rue Jean Rey, Paris 15

  Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
    10:00 to 12:00 and
    14:00 to 16:00

The Embassy observes a mixture of Australian and French public holidays. See here for the Embassy's public holidays. 

In case of an emergency, dial 112.

For after hours consular assistance, you can contact our 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Australia on +61 2 6261 3305.

If you are in Australia and seeking assistance on behalf of family members or friends in France, you can contact the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135.

Be Informed > Be Prepared

Smartraveller provides a range of information and advice to help you make well-informed travel decisions and stay safe while you’re overseas.
See our travel advice for the following countries:

France Algeria Chad Mauritania


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Be insured

Take out insurance before you travel

Accidents can happen and things can go wrong. Before travelling, take out comprehensive travel insurance that covers where you plan to go and what you plan to do.

Remember: if you can’t afford insurance, you can’t afford to travel!

To help you choose the right cover, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has teamed up with independent consumer advocate CHOICE to produce a helpful travel insurance buyer's guide.

For more information, see the Smartraveller page on Insurance.

Privacy Collection Statement

We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients, where we reasonably believe it is necessary to provide you with consular assistance.

Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Further information can be found at Smartraveller.