Overseas Travel - Be Informed and Be Safe - 21 December 2019

21 Dec 2019

     Major bushfires are currently affecting several states in Australia. Bushfires occur often during the summer months and conditions can change rapidly. Singaporeans are advised to consider the need for travel to the affected areas based on the latest information released by local authorities. Do continue to exercise vigilance and refer to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website (http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/index.shtml) for details and updates. For those residing in Australia, please stay safe and keep track of the latest advice from your local authorities via the relevant websites listed below:

Australian Capital Territory Fire and Rescue (http://esa.act.gov.au/actfr/)
New South Wales Rural Fire Service (https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/) and 'Fire Near Me' app (http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/stay-up-to-date)
Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Services (http://www.pfes.nt.gov.au/Fire-and-Rescue.aspx)
Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au)
South Australian Country Fire Service (http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp)
Tasmania Fire Service (http://www.fire.tas.gov.au)
Victorian Country Fire Authority (http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/)
Western Australia Department of Fire and Emergency Services (http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx)

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