Australia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton was quoted saying that the farmers "deserve special attention" from Australia, due to the "horrific circumstances" of land redistribution and violence.
As Breitbart News has reported, South Africans are increasingly anxious that the government's plans to expropriate land from white farmers without compensation could destroy the economy and the country's fragile democracy.
South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to pursue the same course as Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe in expropriating farmland from white farmers without compensation.
Pretoria dismissed his comments out of hand.
"That threat does not exist", the foreign ministry said.
Asked if this could be achieved with the South African government's cooperation, Dutton replied Australia "can work with governments all around the world".
Although violent crime is a serious issue across South African society, killings on farms, the vast majority of which are white-owned, has become a particularly racially charged issue.
Past year the October 30th #BlackMonday protests were organised after civil rights group AfriForum released figures claiming the murder rate for South African farmers was 156 per 100,000 - putting it well above the already high national average and making farming arguably the most unsafe occupation in the world outside a warzone.
Reuters was not able to verify the figures independently.
Afriforum says that in many cases, farm murders also involve torture.
"Those channels remain open and available for all governments to engage with the South African Government", he said.
Afriforum chief executive Kallie Kriel applauded Dutton for highlighting the issue but said his organisation was not advocating mass emigration. "But it's good that there's global recognition that we have a problem here".
Speaking to parliament on Tuesday, Ramaphosa said South Africa was not heading down the road towards the type of violent and chaotic seizure of white-owned farms that triggered economic collapse in Zimbabwe almost 20 years ago. "We cannot have a situation of anarchy when we have proper constitutional means through which we can work to give land to our people".