Indonesia Tsunami: Australia Offers Support

Australia has offered Indonesia whatever help the country requires as it responds to a devastating natural disaster which has killed at least 400 people.

At least another 500 people have been seriously injured after a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Saturday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison called Indonesian President Joko Widodo overnight to express his sympathies and pledge support.

"If he needs our help, he'll have it," Mr Morrison told the ABC on Sunday.

A woman cries as people look at the damages after an earthquake and a tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018 (MUHAMMAD RIFKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said the Sulawesi disaster was particularly tragic because it came so soon after last month's Lombok earthquake.

"Labor stands with the government in offering whatever support is needed to help the people of Indonesia recover from this tragedy," he said.

"Australia should consider all available options to help in the immediate aftermath of this tragedy, as well as longer term assistance to support the people of Sulawesi to rebuild their homes and infrastructure."