Read this information in العربية.
On this page
- Actions to take
- Where to find information
- Contact information
- Consular Services Charter
- Visas and citizenship
- Help after returning to Australia
Actions to take
- Have plans to depart using commercial options.
- Know where your identity documents are, including your passport. Keep these safe and at hand.
- Gather supplies. Consider cash, torches, radios, batteries, non-perishable food and bottled water.
- Keep your mobile phone and battery packs charged.
- Follow local news and social media. Stay in contact with family and friends in Australia.
- Prepare a go-bag with essential items for immediate travel in case of emergency. Be prepared to change your plans at short notice if the situation changes.
Where to find information
For up-to-date information:
- read the travel advice for Lebanon and subscribe for updates
- follow @Smartraveller on social media
- read our advice on what to do when there is civil unrest or armed conflict.
If you’re an Australian citizen in Lebanon you can register on DFAT’s registration portal. Keep your registration details up to date so we can contact you. We will provide updates to registered Australians directly.
If you can't afford the cost of flights to depart Lebanon, a Traveller Emergency Loan (TEL) may be available to help you
- secure tickets on a commercial flight
- bring forward the date of a booking you already hold.
For more information, see our advice on emergency loans for Australians in Lebanon.
Australian Embassy in Beirut
Phone: +961 1 960600
24-hour Consular Emergency Centre
From overseas: +61 2 6261 3305
In Australia: 1300 555 135
Consular Services Charter
You can find information on the assistance the Australian Government can provide to Australians overseas in the Consular Services Charter (also available in Arabic). In some circumstances, our assistance may be limited.
Visas and citizenship
If you hold an Australian visa, check your visa details including expiry and conditions online.
If you need to apply for a visa, consider options relevant to your circumstances. You can apply for an Australian visa online through ImmiAccount. Applicants should not attend the Embassy or an office of the Department to lodge a visa application.
If you have already applied for a visa, please keep your information, including contact details, up to date through ImmiAccount. You can also contact the Department through their web form.
Information about passports is available through the Australian Passport Office.
Help after returning to Australia
If you’re an Australian citizen or permanent resident returning from conflict, you may be eligible for government payments, help with health care and other support available through Services Australia. You can claim payments and services if you meet the eligibility rules. This includes rules about residence.
For more information, visit Services Australia.
You can also talk to Services Australia in your language by calling the Centrelink multilingual phone service on 131 202, Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.