Suspicious packages found at several diplomatic missions in Melbourne

Suspicious packages were found on Wednesday at several diplomatic missions in Melbourne, including the Indian Consulate, prompting Australian authorities to launch a major emergency response.

A major operation is underway after packages were delivered to at least 10 international consulates across Melbourne.

Firefighters and Ambulance Victoria paramedics were attending the Indian Consulate and U.S Consulate on St. Kilda Road.

"Police and emergency services have responded to suspicious packages to embassies and consulates... The packages are being examined by attending emergency services. The circumstances are being investigated," Australian Federal Police tweeted.

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) said it was assisting the Australian Federal Police at a number of incidents at embassies across Melbourne.