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 Türkiye
We've reviewed our advice for Türkiye. We haven't changed the level, exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some areas. Significant aftershocks continue to occur following the February earthquakes. There's a state of emergency in 10 provinces affected by the earthquakes. There's extensive damage to infrastructure and services in these provinces. If you're in the affected area, be careful, monitor the media and follow the advice of the local authorities (see 'Safety'). There's an ongoing high threat of terrorist attacks in Türkiye Terrorists could attack with little or no warning (see 'Safety').
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
Anzac Day services will be conducted in major cities and at war memorials around the world. If you’re planning to travel overseas to commemorate Anzac Day, understand the risks and plan ahead.
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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.
Protests are expected across South Africa. Services may be disrupted. Avoid areas affected by demonstrations and protests. Follow the advice of local authorities.
A state of disaster is in place due to ongoing power shortages.…
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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