Smartraveller is the Australian Government's travel advisory and consular information service. Smartraveller provides travel advisories by country and general advice for Australian travellers, including information on travel health, travel insurance, travel tips, getting help overseas and children's issues.
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.
Civil Aviation and Safety Authority guide for aircraft passengers covering issues of passenger safety such as how to pack, what to wear, travelling with children and health issues. Also includes information on dangerous goods and general information on aviation in Australia.
The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) 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.
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.
The Australian Passport Office website allows you to apply for an Australian passport, resume a passport application, and report a lost or stolen passport.
Customs Watch is Customs and Border Protection’s national information collection program. Customs and Border Protection encourages industry and the Australian community to report suspicious behaviour to Customs Watch toll-free on 1800 06 1800, or by using the online form.
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service information on customs clearance for departing travellers.
Lists the duty-free concessions available to travellers entering or returning to Australia.
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.
Whether you are a returning resident, migrating to Australia or a visitor, you need to comply with entry requirements. Information booklet for non-commercial use of pleasure craft, motor sailers and motor cruisers outlining procedures and legal requirements which apply to the Master of these vessels arriving in and departing from Australia.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade page provides a general guide to requirements which may need to be met in order for a marriage to be legal in a particular country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SmartGate gives some travellers arriving into Australia's international airports the option to self-process through passport control. It uses the data in the ePassport and face recognition technology to perform the customs and immigration checks that are usually conducted by a Customs and Border Protection officer. SmartGate can be used by Australian and New Zealand ePassport holders, aged 18 or over. It will be gradually opened to other nationalities that have ePassports.
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.
If you are leaving Australia before the end of the financial year, you may be eligible to lodge your tax return early.
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.
If you are entering Australia to holiday, study or live permanently, or if you are an Australia resident planning an overseas trip,it is a good idea to know what can’t be brought into Australia.
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.
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. Random and permanent roadblocks are in operation and fines for non-compliance can be imposed.
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.
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 Foreign Affairs and Trade information on obtaining visas for Australians travelling overseas.
Information on prohibited items that can't be mailed to Australia.