Africa

The Australian government advises you exercise a high degree of caution in Africa, depending on where in the continent you are travelling. Some parts of Africa have a risk of high level of serious crime. In most areas, tourist visas of up to 90 days are not required for Australian citizens, however do make sure there are two blank pages in your passport in which your entry permit can be endorsed. Check the most up to date visa requirements for the area of Africa you will be visiting by contacting the embassy of the country you will be visiting.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Antarctica

Since no country owns Antarctica, no visa is required. However, the countries that signed the Antarctic Treaty's Protocol on Environment Protection require that visitors from those countries (including Australia) need permission. This is nearly always through tour operators.

Argentina

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions. Visas are not required for trips of up to 90 days, however Australian tourists are charged a “reciprocity fee” of $USD 100. The fee is payable online at the Argentine Migration website, and must be paid prior to arrival at all ports of entry. The fee is valid for multiple re-entries within a period of one year as of the date of payment.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Australia

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions, and be particularly prepared if bushwalking or travelling to rural destinations. Visitor visas are available for most passport holders for up to 90 days and range between $AUD 0 - $150. See border.gov.au for more information.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Austria

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions. Australians do not need a visa if the length of stay is less than 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Brazil

It is advised you exercise a high degree of caution, and pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Australians must obtain a visa before travelling to Brazil. It is recommended you start this process at least 21 days prior to travel as you will have to send documents to the Embassy of Brazil in Canberra. A tourist visa fee is $AUD 63. More info here.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Cambodia

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions. Australians can apply for a Cambodian tourist visa online for a fee of $USD 37. Cambodian visas are single entry and only valid for 30 days after arrival.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Canada

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions. From March, 2016 Australian passport holders travelling to or transiting through Canada will need to obtain an electronic travel authorisation (eTA). The eTA costs $CAD 7 and is valid for up to five years. Tourist visas last up to six months.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Caribbean

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions. Australians do not need a visa for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the countries Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the Dutch public bodies Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba).

A tourist visa or tourist card is needed for Australians travelling to Cuba. This visa can be obtained through your travel agent or through Embassy of the Republic of Cuba.

Be advised Australian dollars cannot be exchanged in Cuba, and credit and debit cards are not accepted if issued by US banks (including American Express cards) or Australian banks affiliated with US banks.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Chile

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Chile. Visas are not required for stays up to 90 days, however, Australians are required to pay a $USD 117 reciprocal tax on arrival at the airport.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

China

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in China, and exercise a high degree of caution in Tibet and Xinjiang. A visa is required for all travellers to China whether for tourism, business, employment or study purposes. A single entry visa costs $AUD 109.50 and forms need to be submitted by mail or in person at the Chinese Embassy. See the embassy website for more details.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Croatia

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions. Australians do not need a visa to enter Croatia, and can stay as a tourist for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Denmark

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Denmark. Because Denmark is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Estonia

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Estonia. Because Estonia is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Fiji

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Fiji. Australians do not need to apply for a visa to enter Fiji.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

France

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in France. Because France is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Germany

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Germany. Because Germany is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Greece

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Greece. Because Greece is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Greenland

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Greenland. Because Greenland is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Hungary

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Hungary. Because Hungary is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days, however entry into Hungary can be refused if you have failed to pay a previous fine levied in Hungary. You should contact the Embassy or Consulate of Hungary for guidance on paying any outstanding fines.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Iceland

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Iceland, and you should exercise caution when visiting volcanic craters, glaciers, hot springs and other natural attractions. Because Iceland is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

India

Due to the high threat of terrorist activity, civil unrest and crime, and the high rate of vehicle accidents, it is advised you exercise a high degree of caution when travelling in India. Eligible Australians may apply for an e-TV for tourism-related travel of 30 days or less for a fee of $USD 60, and can only enter at one of the following airports: Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi ,Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai & Trivandrum.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Indonesia

The Australian government recommends you exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia, including Bali, due to the high threat of terrorist attack. Please also be aware of the severe penalties for narcotics offences, including the death penalty; some specific health risks; and risks associated with natural disasters. Australians may be granted a 30-day visa on arrival for a fee of $USD 35.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Ireland

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Ireland. Australians do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Italy

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Italy. Because Italy is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Japan

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Japan. Visas are not normally required for Australians entering Japan for visits of less than 90 days, however visitors may be refused entry if the applicant is unable to provide evidence of sufficient funds, an onward/return ticket or confirmed accommodation arrangements, or if immigration authorities believe the traveller intends to seek employment.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

South Korea

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Republic of Korea. Visas are not normally required for Australians entering Korea for visits of less than 90 days; foreign nationals will be finger printed on arrival in the ROK.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Malaysia

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Malaysia, however, the Australian Government advises Australians should avoid all travel to the coastal resorts of eastern Sabah, including the islands, dive sites and associated tourist facilities owing to the continuing high threat of kidnapping. Tourists do not need a visa for stays of up to three months, however Australians entering Malaysia for business or study/research purposes require a visa.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Mexico

The Australian government advises you exercise a high degree of caution when travelling in Mexico because of high levels of violent crime and drug-related violence. Visitors will need to complete a Multiple Immigration Form upon arrival in Mexico, and show proof of return travel, but tourists do not need a specific visa for stays of up to 180 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Nepal

The Australian government advises you exercise a high degree of caution in most areas of Nepal. Nepal is in a highly active earthquake region and earthquakes and tremors are common.

You can obtain a tourist visa on arrival in Nepal; visas range from $US 25 – 100 depending on length of stay. Visas must be paid for in cash. See the Embassy of Nepal website for more details.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

New Zealand

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in New Zealand. Australian citizens travelling on an Australian passport, or Australian residents who hold a current Australian resident return visa, do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Peru

It is advised you exercise a high degree of caution when travelling in Peru. Australians do not need a visa to visit Peru for tourism purposes, and normally permission to stay for up to 6 months is granted upon arrival.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Philippines

It is advised you exercise a high degree of caution when travelling in the Philippines. Travel less than 30 days does not require a visa, but stays longer than that will. Contact the Embassy of the Philippines for more information.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Poland

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Poland. Because Poland is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Portugal

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Portugal. Because Portugal is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Qatar

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions when travelling in Qatar. Australian tourists must obtain a tourist visa that will grant them 30 days of travel in Qatar. See Qatar government website for more details.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Russia

The Australian government advises you exercise a high degree of caution when travelling in Russia due to the threat of terrorist activity and crime. Australians must apply for a Russian tourist visa before arrival. Tourist visas are valid for 30 days and cost $AUD 150 for single entry. See the Russian Embassy website for more details.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Spain

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Spain. Because Spain is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Sri Lanka

The Australian government advises you exercise a high degree of caution when travelling in Sri Lanka because of the unpredictable security environment. You will need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authority prior to arrival in Sri Lanka. More information can be found here.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Switzerland

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Switzerland. Because Switzerland is a party to the Schengen Convention, Australians do not need a visa to travel there for up to 90 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Taiwan

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Taiwan. Visas are not required for stays up to 30 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Thailand

The Australian government advises you exercise a high degree of caution in Thailand due to the possibility of civil unrest and the threat of terrorist attack. Tourist visas are not required for Australian citizens for stays up to 30 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Turkey

The Australian government advises you exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey due to the high threat of terrorist attack. Apply for a tourist visa for up to 90 days travel throughout Turkey online.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

United Arab Emirates

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in the United Arab Emirates. Tourist visas can be obtained on arrival and are valid for a stay of 30 days.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

United Kingdom

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in the United Kingdom. It is not necessary for Australian passport holders to obtain a tourist visa for stays up to 6 months.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Uruguay

It is advised you exercise normal safety procedures in Uruguay. Australian citizens can stay up to 90 days without a visa.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

United States of America

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in the United States. Australians travelling to the US can travel under the United States’ Visa Waiver Program, but must complete the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before arriving in the United States.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.

Vietnam

It is advised you exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam. You must apply for a tourist visa via post before entering Vietnam. See the Vietnam Embassy website for more details.

As with all travel, take precautions over your own personal safety and possessions. It’s advised you monitor the media and stay up to date with relevant Australian government websites and other sources for information on changes to local travelling conditions.