17 November 2017
Due to ongoing domestic political tensions and the unpredictable security situation in Zimbabwe, reconsider your need to travel to Harare. The Australian Embassy in Harare will reopen to the public on 17 November 2017. There is a heightened security presence in Harare, including armoured vehicles and increased military activity. Avoid demonstrations, rallies and large-scale public gatherings as they could turn violent. Also avoid political activity or activities which could be interpreted as political, including political discussions in public places. Monitor the media and other information sources. Australians in need of urgent consular assistance in Zimbabwe should call the Embassy on +263 4 853 235 55. Reconsider your need to travel to Harare. Exercise a high degree of caution in Zimbabwe overall and pay close attention to the environment.