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Passport Requirements for Australia Tours

American and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 90 days beyond the intended return date in order to enter and depart the country. Tourists must also provide proof of return or onward travel. Each traveler is responsible for ensuring that his/her passport is up to date. Citizens of other nationalities should check with respective authorities before departure.

Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.

Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.

Visa Requirements for Australia Tours

Travelers to Australia are required to obtain a visa before traveling to the country for any purpose. US and Canadian citizens are eligible for Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) which cost AUD20 and are electronically linked to your passport, allowing for easy travel to Australia. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Australian Embassy for the most up-to-date visa information.

Insurance Recommendations for Australia Tours

Cancelation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against the expenses associated with in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Medical facilities in Australia are comparable to North American facilities. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty medical bill. Insurance can be purchased through us.

Vaccination Requirements for Australia Tours

Currently Required Vaccinations: None

We always recommend that you see a doctor or health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. They will best determine your vaccination and medication needs based on your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, planned activities and up-to-the-minute requirement changes.

Medication Requirements for Australia Tours

If there are any medical items that are essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items.

Recommended Items:

  • Basic medicine kit (painkillers, band-aids, antiseptic cream, etc.)
  • Digestive aids such as Imodium, Pepto-Bismol; re-hydration salts and anti-diarrhea preparations.
  • Hydrocortisone tablets or cream for allergic skin reactions and bites
  • Anti-nausea tablets if you suffer from motion sickness
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), after-sun lotion, lip balm, wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, Insect repellent

Weather, Seasons and Climate in Australia

Australia is a large island and as such, the climate varies greatly from region to region. In general, the north end of the country receives hot and tropical weather, while the south end is sub-tropical and temperate. Most rainfall occurs around the coasts. The winter season is from June-August while the dry season, and the wet summer season is from December-February. In many parts of the country, seasonal high and lows can be great with temperatures ranging from above 50 °C (122 °F) to well below zero. For up-to-date forecasts, check weather.com.

Electricity, Phone and Internet in Australia

Electricity in Australia is supplied at 220-240 volts. Square, three-pin sockets are standard in Australia. A multi-adaptor with different plug configurations can be very useful. We advise not to bring a hair dryer as it could blow a fuse.

Phone: Roaming charges vary between carriers, but tend to be quite costly. Consult your phone provider prior to departure to discuss overseas rates and international package options. It is also possible to purchase a SIM card locally to avoid international charges when calling numbers within Australia. (You should check to see that your cell phone is SIM card compatible.)

Internet: There are a variety of internet cafes and centers in most urban areas.

Currency in Australia

Generally speaking, we advise bringing $70-100 per day, per person, for spending money. Be sure to bring lots of small bills for porters, wait staff and housekeeping (not obligatory and based on your satisfaction). Bills come in different colors and denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar notes are available. Australian coins come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents as well as 1 and 2 dollars.

We recommend that you get local currency from your bank before you leave home or from a bank machine in-country which is much cheaper than an exchange service at the airport or in tourist areas. Your bank card may work, but Visa or MasterCard are also widely accepted. It is suggested to call your bank and inform them of your travels before leaving, so suspicious activity is not suspected.

Quick Facts for a Australia Tour

Capital: Canberra

Language: English

Currency: Australian Dollars (AUD)

Religion: No official religion

Time Zone: UTC +8 to +10

Electricity: 240V/50Hz

Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside Australia is +61

Calling North America: Dial 001 and your 10 digit number

Emergency numbers in Australia: Dial 000 or 112 for any type of emergency.

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Philip S., April 8, 2016
"Superb trip."
Edith R., April 6, 2016
"We had a wonderful experience with Kensington Tours."
Jennifer A., February 13, 2016
"The entire process was seamless. "
Diane F., December 24, 2015
"From start to finish the process was fun. The trip was spectacular."
Carmen M., October 27, 2015
"Everything was well organized. "