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.
Major strikes are expected across France in January and February. Monitor the local media for updates as the situation evolves. Large demonstrations may also occur during and around these periods. These demonstrations may turn violent. Avoid large demonstrations and follow the directions of local authorities.
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
Anyone travelling to Australia from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, will be required to undertake COVID-19 testing within 48 hours before travelling to Australia.
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.
COVID-19 case numbers are increasing in the northern hemisphere as winter approaches. The World Health Organization has also warned of a potential rise in influenza cases.
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