12.1 Australia's protective security obligations

The Australian Government takes seriously its obligations under the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations to protect diplomatic missions and consular posts and their staff. These obligations have been adopted into Australian law by the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967 and the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1972, and augmented by the Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971 and the Crimes (Internationally Protected Persons) Act 1976.

Last Updated: 8 November 2017