Australia Visa Requirements

British citizens need a visa to travel to Australia; the best way is to get an eVisitor visa (no fee) from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Should you require a different type of visa, please contact the Department of Immigration & Border Protection or the Australian High Commission in London.

New arrivals into Australia are often asked to provide a return/onward ticket and proof of finances to support your stay in Australia so make sure you have this information handy.

Passport Validity for Australia Travel

Passports must be valid for the duration of your time in Australia. If you are stopping off in, or transiting through, another country on your way to or from Australia, do check the passport and visa requirements for that country.

Other Important Formalities

Australia has strict regulations around carry-on luggage. Liquids, gels and aerosols must be put in a single clear, re-sealable plastic bag. Individual items must not exceed 100ml in capacity and weigh no more than 100 grams. The four sides of the plastic bag must not total more than 80cm when added up (i.e. 20x20 or 25x15).

For powders, travellers are limited to 350 grams per person (excluding organic items such as baby formula and food), which must be in containers with a maximum capacity of 350ml. Powders in carry-on luggage must be presented at security but do not need to be within you re-sealable bag alongside your liquids.

These regulations apply to all travellers who are transiting through Australia, departing internationally from Australia or travelling domestically within Australia but from an International terminal.

Visit the Australian Home Affairs website for further information.

Contact one of our Australia specialists