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.
Tourists can now travel to Langkawi Island in Malaysia under the pilot international tourism bubble. Conditions apply and you must seek approval before you 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.
News and updates
A new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, has been detected in southern Africa. Several destinations have put in place restrictions on travellers from the affected region.
This is an evolving situation. Travel rules and restrictions in other destinations are changing at short notice. It's your responsibility to learn about all the destinations you're visiting and to plan for your safety. This includes entry requirements and understanding any risks. It's also your responsibility to stay informed, in case things change.
For Australians requiring consular assistance, contact the nearest Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate, or for 24-hour emergency consular support call +61 2 6261 3305.
Following changes to international travel that came into effect on 1 November 2021, DFAT’s temporary COVID-19 registration portal is no longer open for new registrations. This temporary portal was established in the context of Australia’s COVID-19 border settings. We’ll still be providing consular support to Australians in difficulty overseas. That process of seeking consular assistance has reverted to pre-COVID settings.
A negative PCR test is required to board your return flight, and you must complete 14 days of mandatory quarantine in designated facilities in the city you arrive in (exemptions apply).
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