The Australia cricket team have decided to delay their travel plans after the Australian government sent them a security warning.

Australia were due to fly down to Bangladesh on Monday, from the players' various home airports, before meeting up in Dhaka. The Aussies are scheduled to play a tour game from 3 October, before playing a couple of Test matches.

"We have received advice from DFAT [Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade] and based on that information we are working with security experts and the Bangladesh Cricket Board on a revised security plan for the tour," The Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said.

"We want the tour to go ahead and are planning for that, but the safety and security of our players and support staff is our number-one priority and won't be compromised.

"We will wait to receive updated security information early in the week before confirming the team's travel arrangements. In the meantime, we are working with the ACA and keeping our players and support staff fully informed."

DFAT had caused the delay by giving a warning, and asking every Australian to "reconsider your travel."

"Australians should be aware that normal travel in many parts of Dhaka is often not possible due to arbitrary acts of violence," the warning said.

"Bangladesh has experienced a number of terrorist incidents in the past and security agencies in Bangladesh continue to arrest people connected to terrorist organisations. Further attacks are possible, including against Western interests."

Australia will play two Test matches on this tour, with the first one scheduled for 9-13 October in Chittagong, while the second match will begin on 17 October in Mirpur.