U.S. Citizen Services
Emergency Services and Assistance
For immediate assistance within Australia, dial 000 (triple zero) to be connected with the police, ambulance or fire brigade.
In the event of an emergency involving an American citizen that requires urgent consular assistance, please call the U.S. Consulate General serving your district. Emergencies include the death, arrest or serious injury/illness of an American citizen, victims of serious crime, or the loss/theft of a U.S. passport and travel is scheduled within the next 10 business days. Emergencies do not include inquiries about U.S. visas (including green cards and naturalization), or routine passport, citizenship, notary, taxation or federal benefits questions.
For New South Wales, Queensland and Australian Capital Territory
(02) 9373-9200 (option 1) - 8:00am to 5:00pm Sydney time on business days. After business hours, dial (02) 4422-2201.
When calling from the United States, dial 011-612-9373-9200 (option 1) during business hours, or 011-612-4422-2201 for after hours assistance.
For Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania
(03) 9526-5900 - 8:00am to 5:00pm Melbourne time on business days. After business hours, dial (03) 9389-3601
When calling from the United States, dial 011-613-9526-5900 during business hours, or 011-613-9389-3601 for after hours assistance.
For Western Australia
(08) 9202-1224 - 8:00am to 5:00pm Perth time on business days. After business hours, dial (08) 9476-0081
When calling from the United States, dial 011-618-9202-1224 during business hours, or 011-618-9476-0081 for after hours assistance.
For victims of abuse or domestic violence, please refer to our list of agencies that offer professional counseling and assistance.
For non-emergency issues and routine enquiries please see our general contact page.