Consular support and travel advice
Do not travel to Ukraine due to the volatile security situation and Russia's illegal, unjustified and unprovoked military aggression against Ukraine. We continue to urge Australians to leave Ukraine immediately. Do not delay.
Due to the increased risk, the Government directed the departure of Australian Embassy staff from Ukraine in Feburary. Our Embassy and operations in Kyiv are now temporarily closed. Australian officials have been deployed to Poland to assist Australians seeking to depart Ukraine and support Australia's continued engagement with Ukraine.
Australians in Ukraine seeking consular assistance should call DFAT's 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia.
Monitor and subscribe to Smartraveller for up-to-date travel advice for Ukraine. The Ukraine border regions information page outlines the requirements for leaving Ukraine by road for Australian citizens. Read the travel advice of the destination to make sure you meet the entry requirements. The security situation is unpredictable and conditions could change with little warning.
Registration Portal for Australians in Ukraine
If you remain in Ukraine, you should register on the registration portal for Australian citizens, permanent residents, and their immediate family members.
This is a contingency measure in response to ongoing security concerns in the country. Registration means DFAT can better contact Australians in the event that assistance is required. Continue to monitor Smartraveller for updates: see travel advice for Ukraine. We keep our Travel advice under close review, including regularly reassessing the risks to Australians in Ukraine, and to provide the latest information.