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Australia travel advice
Explore our complete guide to Australia with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Australia.
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Australia travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Australia with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|Australia - quick facts
|17 to 26 hours
|UK +8 to +10.5 hours
|I plug (230V)
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Australia tourist information
✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.
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|Maximum daytime temperature °C
|Hours of sunshine (daily)
|Days with some rainfall
|Sea temperature °C
The Australia weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Sydney.
Australia travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Australia from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for Australia - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for Australia - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Australia - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Australia - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Australia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Australia.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Australia travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Australia with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Australia - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Australia - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Australia - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Australia, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Australia covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Australia with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for Australia - Australian Government Department of Health
- Coronavirus timeline in Australia - Our World in Data
- Latest info on travel to Australia - Australian Department of Home Affairs
Australia travel features
Do you want to learn more about Australia? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Australia.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Australia including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Australia due to Covid-19?
Australia is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Australia.
Check out Australian Government Department of Health for more information.
Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Australia?
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Australia. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
What is the flight time to Australia from the UK?
The flight time to Australia from the UK is typically 17 to 26 hours.
Flights to Australia
What is the time difference between Australia and the UK?
The time difference between Australia and the UK is UK time+8 to UK time+10.5 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Australia?
What is the currency in Australia?
Which plugs are used in Australia?
Australia uses electrical plug type I (230 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Australia?
They drive on the left side of the road in Australia.
Transport options for Australia
Do you need a visa for Australia?
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