Due to the strong possibility of further violent clashes in Bangkok and in other parts of Thailand, Australians in Thailand should stay well clear of any protest sites, demonstrations or military cordons. See the Travel Advisory for Thailand for more information.
The Australian Embassy in Bangkok is still operational. However, due to ongoing violent clashes in central Bangkok, including in front of the Australian Embassy, the Embassy will be closed to visitors from Monday 17 May 2010 until further notice. Australians in need of urgent assistance should contact the Embassy by telephone on 02 344 6300, or they can contact the 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 (or 1300 555 135 within Australia).