Last updated: 16 February 2022
The Australian Government has released a new digital system to collect information from passengers entering Australia.
The Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) will replace the existing Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) web-based form. The ATD will be phased out on 21 February but will be available in a read only format so you can refer to your previous records.
If you’re arriving in Australia on or after 18 February, you’ll need to show your DPD when you check in for your flight. To complete the DPD, go to the Department of Home Affairs website.
The DPD will allow you to quickly and securely supply the information needed to meet health requirements for entry into Australia. This includes your:
- travel history
- most recent COVID-19 test result
- COVID-19 vaccination status.
You can also upload your Australian COVID-19 international vaccination certificate or other foreign vaccination certificates.
Information collected through the DPD will help the Australian Government manage important health and safety measures, including quarantine arrangements.
Who needs to complete a DPD?
Every passenger needs to complete a DPD.
If you’re 16 years old or over, you should complete your own declaration.
If you’re travelling with a child under 16 years of age, you should complete the DPD for them.
When do I need to complete a DPD?
You can start a DPD up to 7 days before your flight to Australia. However, you can only submit it within 72 hours of your departure. This ensures your health information and declaration is up to date when you board your flight.
Where do I complete the DPD?
The DPD can be completed on your mobile device or computer on the Department of Home Affairs website.
From 1 March, you’ll be able to complete a DPD by downloading the free mobile Digital Passenger Declaration app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android).
You’ll be able to make an account that will let you manage your current and future declarations in one place.
Do I need to show airline staff my DPD?
At check in, you’ll need to prove to airline staff that you’ve completed the DPD by showing them the summary screen on your phone, or by showing them a print out of the summary. Your personal data won’t be shared with the airlines.
Remember, airlines may also have their own requirements for boarding. Always check before you arrive at the airport.
Who do I contact if I have trouble completing the DPD?
If you have difficulty completing the DPD, the Department of Home Affairs provides answers to frequently asked questions that may help.
If you still need assistance, contact the Department of Home Affairs.