Tourism and travel
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.
The principal roles of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service are to facilitate trade and the movement of people across the Australian border while protecting the community and maintaining appropriate compliance with Australian law; to efficiently collect customs revenue; and to administer specific industry assistance schemes and trade measures.
The Australian Government provides consumer information in a range of languages to help travellers get the most out of their trip to Australia. Includes links to purchasing a holiday package, consumer rights, hiring a motor vehicle and how to lodge a complaint if you believe you have been unfairly treated by a business while in Australia.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for the Australian Government's international relations, trade and development assistance programs through its headquarters in Canberra and Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates throughout the world.
The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism provides advice and policy support to the Australian Government regarding Australia's resources, energy and tourism sectors. The Department develops and delivers policies to increase Australia's international competitiveness, consistent with the principles of environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
Current exchange rates as listed by the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Medicines brought into and taken out of Australia may be subject to respective import and export controls. If you are travelling into or out of Australia it is advisable that you have essential medicines for existing medical conditions.
The Australian Government's Health Emergency website keeps you up-to-date with important information about health emergencies in Australia, and the actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and the community. Guidance provided is based on current information and is subject to change based on ongoing surveillance and risk assessment.
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.
A range of theme and reference maps are available from Geoscience Australia. Some are also available as free resources for download.
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.
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.
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.