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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Australia (April 24, 2020)
April 24, 2020

Location: Australia

Event:  The U.S. Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. 

The government of Australia has announced that certain elective surgeries can restart on April 27. Please see this link for details.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encourages the U.S. citizen community to beware of individuals and organizations operating around the globe who are actively seeking to exploit and profit from the COVID -19 pandemic. These networks are smuggling and selling counterfeit safety equipment and prohibited testing kits, medicines, and hygiene products, as well as operating illicit websites to sell their merchandise. In addition, DHS anticipates an increase in fraud scams involving financial relief, COVID-19 stimulus checks, charity solicitations, and cyber-enabled crime. For more information, visit https://www.ice.gov/factsheets/operation-stolen-promise.  DHS encourages the public to report suspected illicit criminal activity or fraudulent schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, via email at covid19fraud@dhs.gov 

Actions to Take: 


  • U.S. Consulate General, Sydney, Australia

Level 10, MLC Center

19-29 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000

Telephone: (02) 9373-9200

Email: SydneyACS@state.gov

Website: https://au.usembassy.gov/

  • U.S. Consulate General, Melbourne, Australia

553 St. Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004

Telephone: (03) 9526-5900

Email: MelbourneACS@state.gov

Website: https://au.usembassy.gov/

  • U.S. Consulate General, Perth, Australia

Level 4
16 St. Georges Terrace
Perth, WA  6000

Telephone: (08) 6144-5100

Email: PerthACS@state.gov

Website: https://au.usembassy.gov/

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