The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued guidance for Cypriot citizens in Australia, due to the raging bushfires, with the situation expected to worsen, as high temperatures and gale winds are forecast.
In a press release, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes that some areas are in a state of emergency and evacuations continue.
Anyone living there or intending to travel to the affected areas must take precautions for their personal health and safety, follow the news, and observe local instructions.
Citizens or visitors in Australia needing guidance can contact the Australian emergency phone number 000 (three zeros).
Following are some useful contacts:
30 Beale Crescent
Deakin ACT 2600
09:00 – 17:00 (Monday – Friday)
Office hours: –
Crisis Management Centre – 22651294
Consular Affairs Directorate -22651113
Crisis Management Centre 22801000
Officer on duty: 99660129
Demetris Demetriou – Unit for Communication and Public Diplomacy
tel.: +357 22 651209 | cell: +357 99 330502 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest updates on bushfires
The AFP reported on potential electricity problems, quoting Australian officials saying that the grid was coping but was under immense stress.
TransGrid chief executive Paul Italiano stated that “the loss of another major power station could mean “load shedding” power cuts to prevent the electricity grid from collapsing.”.
He added that “it is no longer operating as a single national electricity market and that has compromised the availability of energy to New South Wales.”