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Tourism and travel

Discover information for Australians travelling overseas, including Smartraveller, passports and foreign visa requirements.


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 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

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

Exchange rates

Current exchange rates as listed by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Reserve Bank of Australia

For travellers and private individuals

Provides information on buying and importing goods from overseas, and for travellers arriving in and departing from Australia.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

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

Keeps you up-to-date with important information about any health emergencies in Australia, and the actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and the community.

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

Reference maps of Australia include wall maps, folio and report maps and general reference maps. Thematic maps include external territories, tourist maps, maritime zones and more.

Geoscience Australia

Tourist Refund Scheme

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

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


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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