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Bon Voyage from the Aussie Government! How To Work Smartraveller.gov.au on your next overseas trip.

2 December 2015

Smartraveller is a travel advisory and consular assistance service created by the Australian government. The site provides travel advice for countries and events, guidance about travel insurance and staying safe and healthy, and getting help overseas.


Accidents happen, even on holiday. Sometimes those accident occur on a national level, such as a natural disaster or political unrest. Keeping yourself in the know is super important as information is key, never more so that when the country you’re visiting is experiencing a major incident or freak weather event.

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.


The Smartraveller site offers travel tips and information covering a range of issues including advice for when things go wrong, staying safe and healthy, foreign laws, and living and working overseas. Do the groundwork by browsing countries by region or searching Smartraveller’s list of all countries and popular Aussie destinations below:


A visa, also referred to as a tourist visa, is an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country where they are not a citizen or resident. Some countries require Australian travellers to carry visas, while some do not. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements or visa-waiver programs.

Well before cabbing it to the airport, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the countries you intend to visit.

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