I am a member of the Armed Forces. What documents do I need to travel to Australia?

The details below apply only to military personnel from the following countries: Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brunei, Canada, Fiji, Grenada, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

If you are a member of the Armed Forces of one of these countries, and you are travelling on duty, you do not need to get a visa before travelling to Australia if you provide the following documents to officers in immigration clearance:

  • Military Identity Document (a valid passport might also be accepted if you do not have a Military Identity Document)
  • Movement Orders
  • a signed and completed Incoming Passenger Card (if you arrive at a proclaimed port, such as an international airport).

If you are a member of the Armed Forces from a country not listed above, you must get a visa before travelling to Australia, and you will need to show standard, non-military travel documents to officers in immigration clearance.

Partner or dependant relative

If you are a partner or a dependant relative of a member or of a civilian who works for the Armed Forces of a country listed above, and you are travelling with them or are joining them in Australia, you do not need a visa if you provide the following documents to officers in immigration clearance:

  • a valid passport
  • Movement Orders or Status Certificate (presented in your passport or on official letterhead)
  • a signed and completed Incoming Passenger Card (if you arrive at a proclaimed port, such as an international airport).