Your belongings. Be sure to look after all of your valuables such as cameras and MP3 players and don’t advertise to thieves.
Proof of identity. Proof of age cards are an accepted form of ID for many everyday services, such as entering licensed premises. Get one, and you won’t need to carry your passport with you unless travelling - greatly reducing the risk, and cost, of your passport being lost or stolen.
Driving. Don’t forget - Australia is a huge country. Be sure to take regular breaks as you drive. As a visitor, you can drive in Australia on a valid UK driving licence. You must carry your licence when driving, in addition to a valid passport.
Beaches and swimming. Follow beach safety instructions - always swim between the red and yellow flags, and don’t swim on your own or on unsupervised beaches.
Quarantine. Australia has strict quarantine restrictions, so make sure you know what you can and cannot bring in to the country - visit our Australia travel advice for details.
Healthcare. We strongly advise you to take out comprehensive medical insurance before you travel to Australia as, if you are not covered under reciprocal healthcare arrangements, costs for treatment can be high.