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The hints checklist - Hints for Australian Travellers
from - www.smartraveller.gov.au/hints/checklist.html
do in the months before you go
your destination and its laws, customs and climate.
appropriate clothing and learn some useful phrases.
about your personal safety on your trip. Check the
latest travel advice
for your destination and subscribe to receive instant email
notification each time the travel advice for your destination is
doctor or travel health centre. Get your vaccinations and plan to stay
healthy. (Note that some vaccinations can take three or even six
months to become effective.)
already have a passport, make sure it is valid for at least six months
from planned entry to another country.
need a new passport, apply
for it in plenty of time.
have a disability, check the facilities of places where you want to
your ticket and organise appropriate travel insurance.
what visas you need
and obtain them.
that your medicines are legal where you intend to visit.
for sufficient medicines to meet your personal medical needs.
Double-check that you have
adequate health and
are receiving a payment through Centrelink, call to inform them of
update your will.
adaptor plugs for electrical equipment you plan to take.
what you can take back to Australia. If you're thinking about shopping
Guide for travellers -know before you go (pdf) and
What can't I take into Australia?; and if in doubt check it out!
Does your luggage break wildlife laws?.
Tax back for travellers (pdf). It tells you how to claim your GST
refund under the Tourist Refund Scheme.
your travellers cheques, credit cards, foreign cash and phone card.
presence overseas to make it easier for us
to contact you in an emergency, whether it be a natural disaster,
civil disturbance or a family issue.
will be away for a long time
days before you go
Check the current travel advice
for any countries you plan to visit and subscribe to travel advice
updates if you have not already done so.
your travel documents.
copy of your itinerary, visa, passport photo page, credit card, phone
card and travellers cheque details with family or a friend.
your own copy of your travel documents and other details separately
from your handbag or wallet.
all your luggage clearly.
East Valley Division General Practice, Victoria,
Level 1, Pathology Building, Repatriation Campus, A&RMC,
Heidelberg West VIC 3081. .. map
Phone: 03 9496 4333, Fax: 03 9496 4349, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Please note: NEVDGP does not provide
an on-line consultation