The statement Wednesday said: "The circumstances surrounding these incidents are being investigated".
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) are investigating after suspicious packages were delivered to global consulates and embassies across Melbourne and Canberra.
It is not yet known which embassies in Canberra have been affected.
Police are investigating after suspicious packages were delivered to a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne's CBD and the ACT..
Emergency Victoria issued eight "Hazardous Material" alerts listed within 30 minutes, with workers reportedly evacuated across the city shortly after substances were discovered.
"We are aware of reports of suspicious packages being received and are cooperating with the AFP", a British consulate spokesman said.
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Two fire trucks, a hazardous materials vehicle and police cars attended the Consulate-General of India on St Kilda Road where staff were evacuated, telling reporters they had been told not to comment to reporters.
"We handled the package according to our standard procedures and in close coordination with local authorities - the Melbourne Fire Brigade and the Australian Federal Police - who are investigating the incident", he said.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Australian Federal Police are "dealing" with a report of a suspicious package at the British Consulate General in Melbourne.
Staff members were later allowed to re-enter the building, which was deemed safe by Vic Emergency, the collective body of emergency agencies in Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital.
Some reports said as many as 22 consulates had received packages, some of which apparently contained asbestos.
Paramedics and firefighters wearing hazmat suits were seen entering the Korean embassy, while fire engines were seen outside several consulates.
A spokeswoman for the service said: "We are assisting the Australian Federal Police right now with a number of incidents across Melbourne".