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Tourism and travel

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

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

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

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 Customs and Border Protection Service

Facilitates 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. It also has border protection responsibilities, including ensuring a coordinated response to maritime people smuggling.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Consumer information for visitors to Australia

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.

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Responsible for the Australian Government's international relations, trade and development assistance programs and Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates throughout the world.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Exchange rates

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. If you are travelling into or out of Australia it is advisable that you have essential medicines for existing medical conditions.

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Health Emergency

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.

Department of Health

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

Theme and Reference Maps

A range of theme and reference maps are available from Geoscience Australia. Some are also available as free resources for download.

Geoscience Australia

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 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

TravelSECURE

Helps domestic and international travellers learn more about the security measures in place at Australian airports and what they need to do to comply.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

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