"The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance, in accordance with the Consular Services Charter, to the family of an Australian man who died in Canada", a spokesperson said in a statement.
Police discovered their bodies 20 km south of the Liard Hot Springs along the Alaska Highway on Monday morning.
Police confirmed that the couple discovered dead on Monday are Lucas Fowler of New South Wales and his American partner Chynna Deese of Charlotte, N.C.
"To lose someone so young and vibrant, who was travelling the world and just enjoying life to the full, is devastating", they said.
They said knowing his girlfriend Ms Deese, from North Carolina, had also lost her life in a "violent event" was cruel.
Fowler, originally from Sydney's north shore, had been working on a ranch in Canada, and Deese had come to visit him for the "branding of the cows" before the pair set out on a trip.
Northern Rockies RCMP has launched an investigation into the couple's suspicious deaths and is looking to speak with anyone who may have travelled or have video footage of the stretch of highway between July 14 and 15.Читайте также: Afcon 2019: Tunisia not over Senegal defeat - Giresse
The Fowler family is on its way to BC to bring their son home.
Few details of the homicides have been released by RCMP in British Columbia.
"These investigators are here in support of the Fowler family and will not form part of our investigative team here in Canada". They were bright and handsome souls.
"The investigation into this incident is being led by the Canadian authorities and as such, they will be the appropriate source for information as it comes to hand", police said in a statement to the Herald. "We are all still in shock and heartbroken", she wrote. Officials couldn't immediately say whether public safety is a concern.
"Öur thoughts are with them at this hard time", NSW Police said.
"Due to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment", a DFAT statement said.
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