The Consular Services Charter outlines the consular services and assistance provided by the Australian Government to travellers overseas. Read the Charter to understand how we can and can't help.
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Travel Advice for Papua New Guinea
We've reviewed our advice for Papua New Guinea, we haven't changed the overall level of advice, exercise a high degree of caution. We've expanded the reconsider your need to travel regions to include all of the Southern Highlands and Hela Province. Mount Hagen in the Western Highlands and all of Enga Province remain reconsider your need to travel.
Do you need a document legalised, or a Certificate of No Impediment for your upcoming marriage? The Australian Government can provide some notarial services.
If you're going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. If you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel. Read our advice, and download the CHOICE travel insurance guide before you go.
News and updates
From 11 March 2023, you'll no longer need to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test when returning to Australia from China, Hong Kong or Macau.
Severe tropical cyclones are currently impacting regions throughout the southern hemisphere. Read our advice if you’re overseas during the cyclone season.
No matter why or where you're travelling overseas, there remains a threat of terrorism. You may not want to think about it, but the better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be. Learn more about how to reduce your risks while travelling.
Coming back to Australia
Know what to do and what expect when you're heading home from your trip overseas.
With passport demand on the rise, don't leave your application to the last minute.
Allow a minimum of six weeks to get a new passport or renew one.
COVID-19 and travel
COVID-19 is still a global health risk. If you're considering travelling overseas, you must understand the risks of contracting COVID-19 in your destination.
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