What documents do I need to enter Australia?

If you are an Australian citizen:

  • you do not need a visa to enter Australia
  • you will need a valid Australian passport or other acceptable travel document.

If you are a New Zealand citizen:

  • you will need a valid New Zealand passport, and in most cases you will be granted an electronic Special Category visa (subclass 444) on arrival in Australia, subject to meeting health and character requirements. If you are a New Zealand citizen but hold a travel document other than a New Zealand passport, you will need to apply for a visa before you travel to Australia.

If you are from a country other than Australia or New Zealand you will need a visa and a valid passport or other acceptable travel document to enter Australia.

All travellers entering Australia will also need to complete and sign an Incoming Passenger Card.

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