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Practical Advice

before you travel

Here are a few tips that may help you in preparing your trip to Australia


A valid passport and visa are essential to be able to successfully leave your country and enter Australia.


Make sure you have a visa or an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).  Many travel agents and airlines offer this service. You can also obtain more information from your closest consulate or embassy.


If you are unsure of anything or require further assistance we recommend visiting your nearest consulate or embassy. We can also recommend an immigration agent to assist should you require any special types of visa.

International Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend taking out an International Travel Insurance policy before your trip.


At the very least your policy should cover; accidental death or disability, medical expenses, overseas medical evacuation, personal liability. We also recommend that it cover; cancellations, modifications, loss of luggage or personal possessions.

International Adapter

We recommend you bring an International Adapter with you.


Australia’s electric current ranges from 220 to 240 volts with a 3-pin power outlet.


If you forget to bring one, ask at your hotel or call our Virtual Concierge Hotline. However, you can purchase universal travel adapters in most major cities.


Due to its size, Australia has a variety of climates. If you are going to travel to different parts of the country, then you should be prepared for the different climates you may encounter.


From mild climates of the mid-east to the cold temperatures of the south, or from the desert climate of the centre to the tropical north.


For tropical climates, the most important things to bring are comfortable sandles or thongs, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellent! For colder areas bring a coat and raincoat.


We recommend exchanging some Euros for Australian dollars before your trip. This will ensure you are covered until you are able to find an ATM or currency exchange booth in Australia.


Visa and Mastercard (as well as AMEX and Diners Club) are valid in Australia and are the best way of paying and withdrawing money. It is always a good idea to bring a couple of cards with you so you are covered should you lose one or should one not work.