Australians in Paris urged to avoid public places

AUSTRALIANS in Paris are being urged to stay safe amid multiple terrorist attacks.

The unconfirmed death toll from a number of bombings and shootings has climbed to 160.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has spoken to our Ambassador in France and it’s believed no Australians have been hurt in the attacks.


“There was one Australian citizen who contacted our emergency consular line,” Ms Bishop explained. “He was in the vicinity of the attacks. I can confirm that he is safe.”

“My advice is for Australians to take heed of the French Government’s advice. President Hollande has declared a State of Emergency.”

“The French borders have been closed. The French Metro has been closed – there is no ability to travel around Paris at the moment.”

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has urged Australians in Paris to avoid public places.

In latest travel advice, DFAT says further violent incidents could occur, and those in France should exercise normal safety precautions.

“Australians in Paris should minimise movement in public places, follow the media for latest information on security and follow the instructions of local authorities,” the DFAT advice says.

If you have concerns for loved ones, try contacting them directly. Or you can call the consular number on 1300 555 135.