Australia

Australia is a wild and beautiful place, a land whose colour palette of red outback sands and Technicolor reefs frames sophisticated cities and soulful Indigenous stories.

Yearly Weather

  • On average, the warmest month is January.
  • On average, the coolest month is July.
  • The average annual maximum temperature is: 71.6° Fahrenheit (22.0° Celsius)
  • The average annual minimum temperature is: 55.4° Fahrenheit (13.0° Celsius)

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Travel Facts

  • PASSPORT VALIDITY:

    Must be valid at time of entry

  • BLANK PASSPORT PAGES:

    One page required for entry stamp

  • TOURIST VISA REQUIRED:

    Yes – Visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

  • VACCINATIONS:

    None

  • CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY:

    Amounts over AUD 10,000, or equivalent, must be declared

  • CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT:

    Amounts over AUD 10,000, or equivalent, must be declared

  • CRIME AND SAFETY:

    Although U.S citizens are not specifically targeted for crime, you should be aware that robberies, burglaries, assault, and auto theft are common in Australia’s larger cities.Foreign visitors in popular tourist areas are targets for pickpockets, purse-snatchers, and petty thieves. Be careful when visiting bars or clubs in the entertainment areas of major cities, as “bar brawls” and other assaults sometimes occur. Also, watch out for drink spiking when consuming alcohol with unfamiliar people.

  • POTENTIAL HEALTH SCREENING

    The 1908 Quarantine Law gives Australian authorities broad powers to prevent the entry of diseases and other materials into Australia that might pose a threat to its welfare. In the event of a public health emergency involving a communicable disease, passengers arriving in Australia may be subject to strict health screening measures, including testing, monitoring, and assessment for possible quarantine.

  • CUSTOMS

    Australian customs authorities enforce very strict regulations concerning the importation from all countries of items such as agricultural, including plants and food products, and wood products, as well as very strict quarantine standards for other products, animals, and pets.

  • NATURAL DISASTERS

    Australia experiences a range of natural disasters, including bush fires, floods, and severe storms. These events are difficult to predict and can result in loss of life. You should be aware of conditions around you and monitor local weather and safety reports so you can take appropriate action when needed.

  • SAFETY CONCERNS
  • Outdoor Recreation/Adventure
  • Be aware that Australian fauna can be dangerous. From jellyfish off the Great Barrier Reef to crocodiles, sharks, poisonous insects, and snakes, the continent and its waters host wildlife that merit awe and respect in equal doses. Take important safety precautions when swimming, such as swimming only between the flags where a lifeguard is present, and never swimming alone. Follow recommended precautions when snorkeling and scuba diving and never dive alone. Over the past few years, there have been numerous deaths related to snorkeling and scuba diving incidents.
  • LGBT Travelers
  • There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events in Australia. Australian federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.Same-sex marriage has not been legalized in Australia. Same-sex unions are recognized as de facto unions and are afforded many of the same legal protections and rights as opposite-sex couples.
  • Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance
  • Australia enforces laws prohibiting discrimination with regard to access to premises, facilities, and accommodation. Many of the downtown areas of Australian cities were built in the 1800s. These areas often have narrow sidewalks crowded with pedestrians and tourists. Generally, most public transit, parking, streets, and buildings are accessible to disabled travelers.
    Tourist spots at the beach or in the Australian outback can have varying degrees of accessibility. Many accommodations and venues provide accessibility information on their websites.