As an Australian citizen, you are lucky in terms of where you can go with your passport. The Australian passport is the 8th strongest in the world – it allows you to travel to more than 180 countries and territories, visa-free or by obtaining a visa upon arrival.

Visa Free Countries for Australians

Here are the countries that Australians can visit without a visa:

  • Albania – 90 days
  • Andorra – 90 days
  • Antigua and Barbuda – 1 month
  • Argentina – 90 days
  • Armenia – 180 days
  • Austria – 90 days
  • Bahamas – 3 months
  • Barbados – 6 months
  • Belarus – 30 days
  • Belgium – 90 days
  • Belize – 30 days
  • Bolivia – 90 days
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – 90 days
  • Botswana – 90 days
  • Brazil – 90 days
  • Bulgaria – 90 days
  • Canada – 6 months
  • Colombia – 180 days
  • Costa Rica – 90 days
  • Croatia – 90 days
  • Cyprus – 90 days
  • Czech Republic – 90 days
  • Denmark – 90 days
  • Dominica – 6 months
  • Dominican Republic – 90 days
  • Ecuador – 90 days
  • El Salvador – 3 months
  • Estonia – 90 days
  • Eswatini – 30 days
  • Fiji – 4 months
  • Finland – 90 days
  • France – 90 days
  • Gambia – 90 days
  • Georgia – 1 year
  • Germany – 90 days
  • Greece – 90 days
  • Grenada – 3 months
  • Guatemala – 90 days
  • Guyana – 3 months
  • Haiti – 3 months
  • Honduras – 3 months
  • Hungary – 90 days
  • Iceland – 90 days
  • Indonesia – 30 days
  • Ireland – 3 months
  • Israel – 3 months
  • Italy – 90 days
  • Jamaica – 180 days
  • Japan – 90 days
  • Kazakstan – 30 days
  • Kiribati – 120 days
  • Kosovo – 90 days
  • Kyrgyzstan – 60 days
  • Latvia – 90 days
  • Lesotho – 14 days
  • Liechtenstein – 90 days
  • Lituania – 90 days
  • Luxembourg – 90 days
  • Malaysia – 3 months
  • Malta – 90 days
  • Mauritius – 90 days
  • Mexico – 180 days
  • Micronesia – 30 days
  • Moldova – 90 days
  • Monaco – 90 days
  • Montenegro – 90 days
  • Morocco – 3 months
  • Namibia – 3 months
  • Netherlands – 90 days
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua – 90 days
  • North Macedonia – 90 days
  • Norway – 90 days
  • Oman – 14 days
  • Panama – 180 days
  • Peru – 183 days
  • Philippines – 30 days
  • Poland – 90 days
  • Portugal – 90 days
  • Qatar – 30 days
  • Romania – 90 days
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – 3 months
  • Saint Lucia – 6 weeks
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 1 month
  • Samoa – 60 days
  • San Marino – 90 days
  • Serbia – 90 days
  • Singapore – 90 days
  • Slovakia – 90 days
  • Slovenia – 90 days
  • South Africa – 90 days
  • South Korea – 90 days
  • Spain – 90 days
  • Sweden – 90 days
  • Switzerland – 90 days
  • Thailand – 30 days
  • Tunisia – 3 months
  • Ukraine – 90 days
  • United Kingdom – 6 months
  • United States of America – 90 days
  • Uruguay – 3 months
  • Uzbekistan – 30 days
  • Vanuatu – 30 days
  • Vatican City – 90 days
  • Venezuela – 90 days

Countries Where Australians Can Get Visa on Arrival

There are about 30 countries that allow Australian citizens to apply for a Visa on Arrival:

  • Bahrain – 14 days
  • Bangladesh – 30 days
  • Benin – 8 days
  • Brunei – 30 days
  • Burkina Faso – 1 month
  • Cape Verde – 30 days
  • Comoros – 45 days
  • Iran – 30 days
  • Iraq – 60 days
  • Jordan – 30 days
  • Lebanon – free visa on arrival – 1 month
  • Maldives – free visa on arrival – 30 days
  • Marshall Islands – 90 days
  • Mauritania – 30 days
  • Mozambique – 30 days
  • Nepal – 90 days
  • Palau – Free visa on arrival -30 days
  • Paraguay – 90 days
  • Senegal – 90 days
  • Seychelles – free visa on arrival – 3 months
  • Sierra Leone – 1 month
  • Solomon Islands – free visa on arrival – 3 months
  • Somalia – 30 days
  • Tajikistan – 45 days
  • Timor-Leste – 30 days
  • Togo – 7 days
  • Tonga – free visa on arrival – 31 days
  • Trinidad and Tobago – 30 days
  • Tuvalu – 1 month
  • United Arab Emirates – free visa on arrival – 30 days

Although it is not the same as travelling visa-free, getting a Visa on Arrival is the next best thing. You usually have to pay a fee for the Visa on Arrival, unless otherwise stated.

Documents Needed for a Visa on Arrival

To get a visa on arrival, you usually have to approach the designated Visa on Arrival counter and present a set of documents. Although each country has its own specific requirements, you usually need a variation of the following:

  • Your valid passport, with enough empty pages for a visa and/or stamp.
  • A recent biometric picture of yourself.
  • Proof of accommodation in the country you are visiting. This could be a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from a friend/relative.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover your expenses during your stay. This could include bank statements or traveller checks.
  • A return ticket.
  • Travel health insurance.
  • Money to pay the visa fee. Before travelling, check how much the visa fee is and how it must be paid. Is AUD accepted or do you need to pay in the local currency?

Depending on the country, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours to receive your visa.

Remember: Check before you travel whether you can get a Visa on Arrival at the point you will be entering the country through. Most countries only issue VOAs in specific airports or entry points.

Countries Where Australians Can Get eVisa

If you are an Australian citizen, you can get an eVisa to travel to the following countries:

  • Bahrain – 1 month
  • Benin – 30 or 90 days
  • Cambodia – 90 days
  • Egypt – 90 days
  • Ethiopia – 30 or 90 days
  • Gabon – 1, 3, or 6 months
  • Guinea-Bissau – 90 days
  • Iran – 45 or 90 days
  • Kenya – 90 days
  • Kuwait – 90 days
  • Laos – 60 days
  • Madagascar – 90 days
  • Malawi – 90 days
  • Myanmar – 28 days
  • Papua New Guinea – 30 days
  • Rwanda – 30 days
  • Saudi Arabia – 90 days within 1 year
  • Sri Lanka – 3 months
  • Tanzania – 90 days
  • Turkey – 90 days within 6 months
  • Uganda – 90 days
  • Zambia – 90 days
  • Zimbabwe – 90 days

An eVisa is a convenient method of visa application, as you can apply and receive the visa entirely online.

How Do I Apply for an eVisa from Australia?

Each country that issues eVisas has an official visa application portal, usually linked to their immigration authorities, ministry of external affairs, or other tourist-related government bodies. Make sure that the website you are applying through is legitimate since you will also have to pay a fee and give your credit card information.

Do Australians Need a Visa for Europe?

No, they do not. Australian citizens can visit the countries included in the European Union or Schengen Zone for up to 90 days without a visa. This includes Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus.

You can also visit several non-EU European countries, such as Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Andorra, Georgia, Kosovo, or Serbia.