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Australians travelling

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

Smartraveller

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

Travel tips

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

Visas

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

Advice for travellers - Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)

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 Customs and Border Protection Service

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

Customs Watch

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

Departing travellers

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service information on customs clearance for departing travellers.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Duty free concession

Lists the duty-free concessions available to travellers entering or returning to Australia.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

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 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 pleasure craft travelling to Australia

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.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Leaving Australia and lodging your tax return

If you are a foreign resident leaving Australia permanently or an Australian resident leaving before the end of the financial year, you may be eligible to lodge your tax return early.

Australian Taxation Office

Marriage 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 APIS on 131 232 from inside Australia seven days a week, for the cost of a local call. When you call, your questions will be answered by trained and experienced staff.  APIS is not a passport office.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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

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 – change of Name

If you wish to change the name that appears in your passport, you must provide originals of documents that explain all name changes you have had since birth or obtaining Australian citizenship.

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 documents to a particular child.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Register before travelling overseas

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

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

SmartGate

Gives some travellers arriving into Australia's international airports the option to self-process through passport control. SmartGate can be used If you hold an Australian, New Zealand or UK ePassport and you are aged 16 years or over.  It will be gradually opened to other nationalities that have ePassports.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

State and territory offices

Australian offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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 Doctor (travellers medical and vaccination centre)

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 information – Biosecurity

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.

Department of Agriculture

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

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