“All visitors to Australia need a visa (only New Zealand nationals are exempt from it). Check the official website to see which kind of visa you need (electronic or not) and if it is free.
Make sure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to the country you’re visiting.
www.doyouneedvisa.com is a useful website that can help you know if you need a visa or not based on your nationality and the country you’re visiting.
The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). As of June 2016, 1 Us Dollar= 1.39 AUD.
Australia is an expensive country to visit, but they are many cheap accommodations for backpackers and those travelling on a shoestring.
Expect to pay from 100 AUD to 300 AUD per day.
The weather in Australia changes from Tropical to the North, desertic in the backcountry and Oceanic in the South.
Summer spans from December to February and is usually associated with high prices and fully booked accommodation.
The best time to visit would be during the shoulder seasons, between March – May or September – November.
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page