New South Wales travel advice

Explore our complete guide to New South Wales with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for New South Wales.

New South Wales travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to New South Wales 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.

New South Wales - quick facts
Flight time 22 hours
Time difference UK +9.5 to +10.5 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Australian Dollar
Electricity I plug (230V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

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New South Wales tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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New South Wales weather

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New South Wales travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting New South Wales from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

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 New South Wales.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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New South Wales travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to New South Wales with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in New South Wales, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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New South Wales covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in New South Wales with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Do you want to learn more about New South Wales? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in New South Wales.

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New South Wales FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to New South Wales including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

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 New South Wales from the UK?

The flight time to New South Wales from the UK is typically 22 hours.

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What is the time difference between New South Wales and the UK?

The time difference between New South Wales and the UK is UK time+9.5 to UK time+10.5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in New South Wales?

The main language spoken in New South Wales is English.

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What is the currency in New South Wales?

The currency in New South Wales is the Australian Dollar (AUD).

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Which plugs are used in New South Wales?

New South Wales uses electrical plug type I (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in New South Wales?

They drive on the left side of the road in New South Wales.

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Do you need a visa for New South Wales?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter New South Wales.

Check New South Wales visa requirements for all passport holders with iVisa.com*.

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