We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences and those of the Australian Government to the people of the Republic of Indonesia following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi. The reported scale and impact of the disaster continues to grow and aftershocks continue to be recorded.

As a close neighbour, Australia stands ready to support Government of Indonesia response efforts, if required.

We have been in direct contact with President Joko Widodo and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi concerning the situation, passing on the concern and best wishes of the Australian people as well as an offer of support should it be required.

No Australians are known to be affected at this stage.

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