The devastated mother of a Perth man who fell 30m to his death from a cliff will travel to Portugal to make arrangements to bring home her son's body.
Emergency teams in the resort of Ericeira - about 30 miles north of Lisbon - found a mobile phone on the wall where the couple are believed to have lost their balance, plummeting around 30 metres (98 feet) onto the beach below.
A British-Australian couple fell to their deaths from a wall overlooking a popular beach in Portugal, reportedly while taking a selfie.
This isn't the first time tourists have fallen off from the wall.
Cops have sealed off the beach while investigations continue into exactly what happened. The report has suggested that a beach cleaner found the corpses of a man, 40, and a woman, aged 30, early on Tuesday morning, while another newspaper, the Jornal de Notícias, said that fishermen had come across the bodies at around 6:30 a.m.
They think the couple were taking a selfie at the time of the fall because they found a smartphone at the scene.
The pair died after falling from the cliff top at Pescadores Beach in Ericeira, Portugal.
The spokesperson did not confirm the nature of the incident or say how the woman died.
A DFAT spokesperson said it was providing consular assistance to the family of an Australian who died in Portugal.
Australia's foreign affairs department said they were assisting the family of its citizen.
An Australian appeared to have been taking photos with a British tourist when the pair fell down the cliff at Pescadores Beach in Ericeira and died, the National Maritime Authority told Portuguese news agency Lusa.
"Owing to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment".