FCO Travel Advice for - Australia

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  • Over 640,000 British nationals visit Australia every year. Most visits are trouble–free. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • Australia is a vast country. You should plan journeys carefully, particularly if you're travelling to remote areas, bushwalking or going swimming. See Local travel

  • You will need to get a visa before you travel. See Entry requirements

  • Beware of scam adverts claiming to help you extend a working holiday visa. Several British nationals have had their visas cancelled as a result. See Entry Requirements.

  • Australia is prone to seasonal natural disasters including tropical cyclones, flash flooding, dust storms and bushfires (forest fires). See Natural Disasters.

  • There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.