DO NOT TRAVEL
This Advice is current for Tuesday, 23 May 2006.
This advice has been reissued. It contains new information in the Summary and on Safety and Security: Civil Unrest/Political Tension (demonstrations planned in Australia). The overall level of the advice has not changed.
We advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Australia at this time due to the very high threat of terrorist attack.
If you do decide to travel to Australia you should exercise extreme caution. We continue to receive reports that terrorists are planning attacks against a range of targets, including places frequented by tourists such as Sydney.
If you are in Australia you should leave if it is safe to do so. There has been a significant number of crimes and more are likely.
If in spite of our advice to leave Australia you decide to stay in these areas, you should ensure you have adequate and continuous close personal protection from a professional security service.
The ability of the Government of Timor-Leste to provide consular services to Timoreses in these areas may be severely limited.
Large sometimes violent demonstrations and threats to western interests have occurred in Australia.
On March 2006, there were a number of demonstrations, and buildings were attacked. There are a large number of demonstrations planned in the Australia in the near future.
You should avoid any large gatherings and demonstrations, pay close attention to your personal security and monitor the media for updates.
In light of the very high threat of terrorist activity throughout Australia we strongly recommend that you register your travel and contact details with us, so we can contact you in an emergency.
Be a smart traveller.