Australian Embassy
Republic of Korea
and Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Services for Australians

Services for Australians Overseas


The Consular Services Charter – What we can and cannot do.

The charter outlines the consular services and assistance provided by the Australian Government.

In some circumstances, our assistance may be limited. See the full charter here for all the details.


Smartraveller: The Department of Foreign Affairs' official travel advice


Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.

You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.

In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.

Visit to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.


Click on the following links to view the latest travel advisories on:

You can receive notifications of any changes to the travel advice by subscribing to the travel advice.

Travel Bulletins and Other countries
Get the latest travel advisories and the latest news and guidance on general issues of interest to the Australian traveller.


Useful links for Australians living overseas

International driving permits
Birth, marriage and death certificates
Police clearances
Marriage overseas
Authentications and apostilles
Australian Community in Korea
Teaching English in Korea
Distance education options for Australians living overseas


Emergency Services in Republic of Korea

If you require Emergency Services, you should contact local authorities directly. 

POLICE    112   
FIRE    119   
AMBULANCE       119      
The Korean emergency services have simple English-language guidelines or interpreters available to help make communication with non-Korean speakers possible. Response times to calls can sometimes be slow owing mostly to traffic congestion. Do not hang up if communication is not established: calls can be traced if the line is held open for at least 30 seconds.


24 Hour Consular Emergency Centre (CEC)

In a consular emergency, if you are unable to contact the Embassy you may contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra:

From Korea: (+61-2) 6261-3305 (normal call rates apply)

Within Australia: 1300 555 135 (for the cost of a local call)


Interpreter Services 

24-hour interpretation services are available by dialling:

BBB Korea (volunteer service) 1588-5644 (no area code needed)


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