Visa Free Countries for Australian Passport Holders
Visa Free Countries for Australian Passport Holders

Visa Free Countries for Australian Passport Holders

Traveling with an Australian passport

An Australian passport is currently in the 8th place in the global passport ranking according to Henley & Partners, which makes it a powerful travel document. Australian passport provides its holders with great travel opportunities.

There is a long list of Australia passport visa-free countries – 170 destinations – where Australian citizens can travel without a visa for tourist and business purposes for a certain period of time, sometimes even for up to half a year.

Many countries requiring a visa from Australian passport holders still offer a simplified option – an eVisa (electronic visa) or a visa on arrival.

Visa-free travel offers Australian nationals a significant advantage – you don’t have to undertake the visa application process. However, make sure to learn all the entry requirements of the destination you want to visit, as you may need to provide additional documents to enter the country.

The Australian passport application process

To apply for an Australian passport, you must be an Australian citizen and follow these application instructions:

  1. Collect the required documents:
    • a document proving your Australian citizenship;
    • a document confirming your place of birth and gender;
    • identity documents;
    • documents for change of name or change of gender (if applicable);
    • two passport-sized photos.
  2. Find an Australian citizen that can be your referee or guarantor and confirm your identity.
  3. Fill out the application form (online or at the Australia Post outlet).
  4. Lodge your application and pay the fee at the Australia Post outlet.
  5. Once your passport is ready, you will get a notification. You can choose to receive your passport by post or collect it from a chosen Passport Office.

Countries that Australian passport holders can visit visa-free

Australian citizens can now travel visa-free to 106 countries. Usually, they can stay in the country for up to 3 months, however, some countries offer even more extended stay – even for 6 months – for example, Canada.

See the list of countries with visa-free entry:

  • AndorraAndorra
  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • ArmeniaArmenia
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • AustriaAustria
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BoliviaBolivia
  • BrazilBrazil
  • BahamasBahamas
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • BelarusBelarus
  • BelizeBelize
  • CanadaCanada
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • ColombiaColombia
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • CyprusCyprus
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • DominicaDominica
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FijiFiji
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • FranceFrance
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • GambiaGambia
  • GreeceGreece
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • HondurasHonduras
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HaitiHaiti
  • HungaryHungary
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • JapanJapan
  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • LesothoLesotho
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • MaltaMalta
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • MexicoMexico
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • NamibiaNamibia
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • OmanOman
  • PanamaPanama
  • PeruPeru
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • PolandPoland
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • SurinameSuriname
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • ThailandThailand
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • UkraineUkraine
  • UruguayUruguay
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • VanuatuVanuatu
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • ZambiaZambia
  • QatarQatar
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • RomaniaRomania
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda
  • EswatiniEswatini

The benefits of visiting visa-free countries with the Australian passport

Australian citizens can enjoy great benefits when they travel visa-free:

  • you can get more adventurous, as visa-free access makes you visit destinations you wouldn’t consider otherwise;
  • when you travel visa-free, you don’t need to apply for a visa, so you don’t have to go to the embassy or consulate, wait in lines, and answer officials’ questions during a visa interview;
  • you save both time and money;
  • visa-free access allows you to travel without planning.

Countries offering eVisa to the Australian citizens

The easiest and the most secure way to obtain a visa is to apply online for an eVisa. Electronic visas were introduced as facilitation for eligible foreign citizens. The application process includes submitting an online form, uploading documents, and covering the fees.

To receive a visa, you should just check your email address – no personal presence at the office is expected. This way, you can get a visa before arrival in the country and avoid stress and queues.

The eVisas for Australian passport holders were implemented by the following countries:

  • AngolaAngola
  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
  • BahrainBahrain
  • BeninBenin
  • CongoCongo
  • Ivory CoastIvory Coast
  • ChileChile
  • DjiboutiDjibouti
  • EgyptEgypt
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • GabonGabon
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • GuineaGuinea
  • Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  • IndiaIndia
  • IranIran
  • KenyaKenya
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • LaosLaos
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
  • PakistanPakistan
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • TanzaniaTanzania
  • UgandaUganda
  • United StatesUnited States
  • VietnamVietnam
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipe
  • RwandaRwanda
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • South SudanSouth Sudan

*ETA – electronic travel authorization – is not exactly an eVisa. ETAs are just online authorizations required prior to travel and available exclusively for citizens of a country that falls under the destination’s Visa Waiver Program.

Countries offering visas on arrival to Australian passport holders

There are also countries where Australian passport holders can get a visa on arrival at a border gate. You need to stay in a queue, complete the application form and pay the fees.

The queues for a visa on arrival can be lengthy, so consider applying for an electronic visa in advance, as most countries with available on-arrival visas also offer eVisas.

The countries which offer Australian citizens a visa on arrival include:

  • BangladeshBangladesh
  • Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  • BahrainBahrain
  • BurundiBurundi
  • BruneiBrunei
  • EgyptEgypt
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IraqIraq
  • JordanJordan
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • ComorosComoros
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • LaosLaos
  • LebanonLebanon
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MauritaniaMauritania
  • MaldivesMaldives
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NepalNepal
  • Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
  • PakistanPakistan
  • Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  • SenegalSenegal
  • SomaliaSomalia
  • TogoTogo
  • Timor LesteTimor Leste
  • TongaTonga
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • TanzaniaTanzania
  • SamoaSamoa
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PalauPalau
  • RwandaRwanda
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
  • Cape VerdeCape Verde

*Electronic Travel Authorization is required to obtain a visa on arrival.

Countries where Australian citizens need to get a visa to travel to

Australian passport holders still need a regular visa for certain countries. To apply for a traditional visa, one needs to make an appointment at the nearest consulate or embassy, fill out the application form and bring the required documents in person.

Here you can find the countries for which a regular visa is necessary:

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
  • BhutanBhutan
  • Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  • Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
  • CameroonCameroon
  • ChinaChina
  • AlgeriaAlgeria
  • EritreaEritrea
  • GhanaGhana
  • North KoreaNorth Korea
  • LiberiaLiberia
  • LibyaLibya
  • MaliMali
  • NigerNiger
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • NauruNauru
  • SyriaSyria
  • ChadChad
  • TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  • YemenYemen
  • RussiaRussia
  • SudanSudan