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Nepal Earthquake

If you are currently in Nepal, or you know any other Australians who are, we strongly encourage you to contact the Australian Embassy in Kathmandu, if you have not already done so.You can seek shelter at the Embassy, if you have nowhere else to go. The Australian Embassy is located 500 metres north of Narayan Gopal Chowk Bansbari, Kathmandu, and can be contacted on +977 1 437 1678.

If you have require immediate assistance please call Customer Care Medical Assistance on +61 2 8907 5686 or text to +61 408 971 729 if you haven't already made contact with us. We are here to help and we remain in close contact with DFAT and have local representatives in the area. The situation on the ground, particularly Kathmandu, remains a disaster zone. The local telephone network remains intermittent, hospitals are overflowing and communicating with these facilities is near impossible, rotary wing aircraft have been taken under government control for local evacuations. Flights in and out of Kathmandu are being delayed with aid aircraft prioritised. Water is scarce and health risks are likely to increase over coming days. To register of update missing Australians please contact DFAT’s 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 (within Australia) or +61 2 6261 3305 (outside Australia) or via SMS on +61 421 269 080.