The Australian Government condemns the Bastille Day attack in Nice which has left many people dead and injured. Once again we stand resolutely with the people of France. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the victims and their families.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to Australians caught up in the attack and are urgently seeking to determine whether any other Australians have been affected.
We have re-issued our travel advice for France to reflect the attack, but the overall level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in France.
Australians in Nice should remain attentive to their surroundings, avoid affected areas and follow the instructions of local authorities.
If you have any concerns for the welfare of family and friends in Nice you should attempt to contact them directly. If you are unable to contact them and still hold concerns for their welfare you should call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 or +61 2 6261 3305 if calling from overseas.
France is a valuable counter-terrorism partner for Australia. We cooperate closely in the fight against ISIL/Daesh and in addressing the problems of violent extremism and foreign fighters.
Media release: Terror attack in Nice