Travel advice resources

Travel advisories

The Australian Government has several sources of information for travellers to help keep you safe.

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Camping not just tips!

1. Can you free camp anywhere in Australia? NO, you can’t just park anywhere & camp overnight, however several locations across Australia do allow free or low cost camping. Generally these have sign posts advising it's ok to camp.

2. Take it with you. Penalties for littering offences range from $5,000 to $10,000.

3. Campfires. If in doubt do NOT light a fire, check your states fire restrictions & regulations before camping.

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It’s always good to travel prepared

Here’s a list of some medical items you may need depending on where you’re flying & things to remember to carry on your travels. 

Thanks to the Emirates website for this great travel advice.

  • Your regular medications (don’t forget to check if they’re allowed in your destination & bring a covering letter from your doctor)
  • Vaccination certificate
  • Travel Insurance with medical cover
  • Digital thermometer
  • Analgesics (paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen)
  • Antacids for indigestion, heartburn or an upset stomach
  • Topical antiseptic/antibiotic
  • Antihistamines for allergies
  • Dressings and adhesive bandages
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Malaria tablets, if your doctor has prescribed them
  • Sunscreen
  • Oral rehydration preparation

Australian flight restrictions & sizing guide

For full details, questions or if concerned check directly on the Australian Government website Australian Government - Department of Home Affairs website: 

Travelling with powders, liquids, aerosols and gels - below text updated 14th Sept 2019. 

Domestic flights
    Flights within Australia are not subject to restrictions on how much powder, liquid, aerosols and gels you can carry onboard.
    However, if you are travelling domestically, but departing from an international terminal (for example, Terminal 1 in Sydney or Terminal 2 in Melbourne—your boarding ticket will confirm if you are departing from an international terminal), you are subject to powder, liquid, aerosol and gel restrictions.
International flights 

    Australia restricts the quantity of liquids, aerosols, gels and certain powders you can carry onboard international flights only. These restrictions do not apply to your checked-in baggage.

leaving Australia

    • transiting through Australia from another country
    • travelling on the domestic leg of a flight departing from an Australian international terminal, e.g. passengers departing Sydney international airport on a flight to Melbourne.
    • Restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels also apply if you are arriving on international flights.

Quantity restrictions

    There is no limit on organic powders, such as food and powdered baby formula. There are quantity restrictions on the amount of inorganic powder that can be carried, such as salt, talcum powder and sand. 

Liquids, aerosols and gels

    • Liquid, aerosol or gel items must be in containers of 100 millilitres (volume), 100 grams (weight) or less.
    • Containers must fit into one transparent and re-sealable plastic bag like a snap-lock sandwich bag.
    • The four sides of the bag's sealed area must add up to no more than 80 centimetres (e.g. 20x20 cm or 15x25 cm).

    Only one bag is allowed per passenger, with exceptions for carers who may carry the bag/s for people in their care, including children.

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