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Australian travellers

Find government information for Australians travelling interstate and overseas on a range of issues including travel advice, customs information, passports and visas.

Guide for travellers

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Travel advice covering a range of issues including for when things go wrong and staying safe and healthy. Also offers specific advice for backpackers, business, female, LGBTI and senior travellers, student, travelling with children, and volunteers.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Official tourist sites

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Planning an Australian holiday? Explore these official tourist sites for things to do, places to see, accommodation, upcoming events and much more.

Smartraveller

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Travel advisory and consular assistance service. Provides travel advice for countries and events, guidance about travel insurance and staying safe and healthy, and getting help overseas.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Visas for Australians travelling overseas

Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. Provides links to visa information for some countries Australians visit frequently and links to foreign embassies and consulates in Australia.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advice for air travellers

Provides tips on how to pack, what to wear, travelling with children and air travel health issues. Also includes information on dangerous goods and general information on aviation in Australia.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Australia's heritage

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Heritage is all the things that make up Australia's identity – our spirit and ingenuity, our historic buildings, and our unique, living landscapes.

Department of the Environment and Energy

Bringing or mailing goods to Australia

Information on what needs to be declared when bringing or sending mailed goods to Australia.

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Can I pack that? – Dangerous Goods App

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Are the items you’re packing safe to fly? Helps inform you about what you can and can’t pack in your luggage. And, if it can be brought aboard, guide you on how to do it safely.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Entering or leaving Australia

​Includes information on what to expect at the border and what you can bring into the country, including duty-free and customs concessions for first-time migrants or returning Australian residents.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Exchange rates

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Current exchange rates as listed by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Reserve Bank of Australia

For travellers and visitors

Medicines brought into and taken out of Australia may be subject to respective import and export controls. Check what rules and requirements apply when you’re travelling with medicines or medical devices.

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Getting married overseas – general requirements

Provides a general guide to requirements which may need to be met in order for a marriage to be legal in a particular country.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Passport information service (APIS)

For passport information call 131 232 from inside Australia seven days a week, for the cost of a local call.  APIS is not a passport office.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Reciprocal health care agreements

Covers the cost of essential medical treatment for Australian residents when travelling in some countries. Also gives visitors from these countries some health services and subsidised medicines while visiting Australia.

Department of Human Services

Smartraveller

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Features include location aware travel advice updates, Smartraveller advice without the need for internet connections and easy repeat travel registration.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Tourist Refund Scheme

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Allows you to enter the information required to lodge a TRS claim. The information is stored in a QR code which can be processed at a number of international airports.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Tourist Refund Scheme

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Enables you to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions, of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) that you pay on goods you buy in Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Travel advisories – Smartraveller

Subscribe to Smartraveller travel advisories for the destinations you intend to visit and receive alerts, via email, each time the travel advice for one of your destinations is updated.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Travel smart – hints for Australian travellers (PDF)

Plan your trip using travel smart hints for Australian travellers. Issued free with your passport and available for download.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Traveller's guide to Australian interstate quarantine

Enjoy your trip and look after Australia. Restrictions apply to each state and territory for the movement of fruit, vegetables, plants,soils, flowers, plant products, agricultural machinery, animals or animal products and recreational equipment.

Victorian Government

Travelling well

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Whatever your age and destination, properly preparing before you leave and staying in good health while travelling can help you to have a happy and enjoyable trip. Includes travel tips, health information and a downloadable booklet.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

TravelSECURE

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Provides a range of advice and tips to help you prepare for your journey and clear security checks quickly and easily.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development