More Australians evacuated from Sudan amid fighting

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More Australians have been evacuated from Sudan overnight, with the federal government urging people to get out as soon as they can as fighting in the African nation continues.

Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles said 17 additional Australians had been evacuated from the country, bringing the total number to 155.

"We've been working very closely with our like-minded countries and friends to provide opportunities for those who want to leave Sudan to do so and there have been seats available on those flights," he told ABC's Insiders on Sunday.

Mr Marles said there were also ferries leaving Port Sudan on the Red Sea.

"A number of Australians in Sudan really need to make sure that they register ... and do everything within our power to provide options for Australians who want to leave."

Thousands of people are fleeing for safety as fighting between Sudan's military and the country's main paramilitary force continues.

Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Australians wanting to leave the country should "strongly consider" doing so as soon as possible, with ferries departing Port Sudan for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

She warned on Saturday night, further evacuation flights were not operating and people should not travel to Wadi Sayyidna Airport.

"The security situation remains dangerous. Travel routes should be assessed carefully," she wrote on Twitter.

"More than 130 Australians have safely left Sudan.

"We continue to work with partners on overland convoys to depart the conflict area, and we are in contact with registered Australians."