Travel Documents


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Questions & Answers


 Do I need a passport to travel within Australia?

If you're travelling on a domestic flight within Australia, you will need to carry your photo ID, a driver's licence, or your passport. Visit the Qantas website to find more information.

Travel Documents (opens in a new window)

 

Do I need a passport to go overseas?

Yes, you need a passport to go overseas. It is a good idea to get a passport before travelling. If you have a passport, make sure it is accurate and up to date. Visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website to find more information.

Passport validity and foreign visa (opens in a new window)

 

Where can I get a passport?

Visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website to find more information.

Australian Passport Office (opens in a new window)

 

How much does a passport cost?

The current Australian passport fees are up to date as at 1 January 2018:

10 – year validity passport (for persons aged 16 and over): AUD282

5 - year validity passport (for children under 16): AUD 142

Visit the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade website to find other passport fees.

Passport Fees (opens in a new window)

 

What do I have to do if my passport has been lost or damaged?

You have to call the Australian Passport Information Service (APIS) on 13 12 32 or report on the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Report a lost or stolen passport (opens in a new window)

 

Do I need a visa to travel overseas?

For travel to some countries, Australian citizens need a visa, so at the planning stage, you must make sure whether you need a visa or not. Check it before the trip. Visit the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade website to find more information.

Visas for Australians travelling overseas (opens in a new window)

Visit the Department of Home Affairs website to find more information.

Visa Finder (opens in a new window)

 

Do I need travel insurance?

Insurance is one of the most important elements of your trip. None of us knows what situation we might find ourselves. Your flight might be delayed, the hotels could be overbooked, or your luggage could be lost. But the most terrible situation in which you can find yourself in is needing medical care and hospitalization abroad. Please, find the best option for travel insurance and enjoy your trip.

 

Where can I buy travel insurance?

Visit the Australia Post website to find the options you need.

Travel Insurance (opens in a new window)

Visit the Compare Travel Insurance website to find and compare the most suitable insurance.

Domestic travel insurance (opens in a new window)

Visit the Compare the Market website to find and compare the most suitable insurance.

Compare travel insurance (opens in a new window)

 

Do I need a driver's licence to rent a car or scooter overseas?

Yes, you must have a driver's licence if you would like to ride a scooter or drive a car. You should know that some countries accept a foreign driving licence, but others do not. In this case, you need to get an international driving licence. Visit the Australian Automotive Association to find more information.

International Driving Permit (opens in a new window)

 

 

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