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Going overseas

Smartraveller

The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular information service, Smartraveller 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

Travel tips

Smartraveller travel tips and information. Includes advice for if you are arrested or gaoled overseas, avoiding trouble with drugs overseas, deaths overseas, dual nationality, living and working overseas, returning to Australia, senior travellers, sexual assault while travelling, tips for travelling parents, voting overseas, what to do when someone is missing overseas and advice for women travellers.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian embassies, high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions and representative offices

Find details of address, telephone and fax numbers for Australian embassies, high commissions, consulates and multilateral mission offices around the world.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian Passport Office

Allows you to apply for an Australian passport, resume a passport application, and report a lost or stolen passport.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Guide for travellers - Know before you go

If you're heading overseas, be careful about what you purchase and try to bring back into Australia. Information in the booklet also includes what can be claimed under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), flight restrictions for gels, aerosols and liquids, duty-free concessions, and information for those departing and arriving by sea.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Information for travellers

Provides access to customs information for both departing and arriving travellers. Links to information on unaccompanied effects and temporary importations. Includes a link to the pdf booklet: Guide for Travellers - Know Before You Go.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

International Services

International Services can assist eligible customers to claim foreign pensions and assess their ability to get Australian payments under an international social security agreement or to receive their Australian social security payments while outside Australia.

Department of Human Services

Overseas electors

Overseas or going overseas? Australian Electoral Commission page providing comprehensive information and forms for overseas voters.

Australian Electoral Commission

Passport information service

The Australian Passport Information Service (APIS) provides a telephone information service to callers inside Australia seven days a week. When you call, your questions will be answered by trained and experienced staff. APIS is not a passport office.You can contact APIS on 131 232 for the cost of a local call.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Passports - apply for, renew or report a lost or stolen Australian passport

When you apply for an Australian passport you will need to provide original documents which confirm your Australian citizenship and your identity.
Need a passport urgently? Ask about the Priority Processing Service when you lodge your application.
Lost or stolen passports must be reported as soon as practicable after you become aware of the loss or theft.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Passports - child alert request

A Child Alert Request is a warning to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that there may be circumstances which prevent the issue of an Australian passport or other travel document to a particular person.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Register of Australians travelling overseas

All Australians travelling overseas should register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) before travel. Your registration information will help find you in an emergency.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Smartraveller

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - 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

Tax - leaving Australia and lodging your tax return

If you are leaving Australia before the end of the financial year, you may be eligible to lodge your tax return early.

Australian Taxation Office

Travel Doctor (travellers medical and vaccination centre)

The Travel Doctor - TMVC provides expert travel health advice, travellers' medical kits, vaccinations and anti-malarials, current health alerts for overseas travel and much more.

Medibank Private Ltd

Travel smart - hints for Australian travellers

Plan your trip using travel smart hints for Australian travellers from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Issued free with your passport and available for download.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Travelling well

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

TravelSECURE website is designed to help domestic and international travellers learn more about the security measures in place at Australian airports and the actions they need to take to comply with these measures.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Visas

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade information on obtaining visas for Australians travelling overseas.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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