Make Smartraveller your first destination

  • Media Release

Today the Australian Government is launching its new Smartraveller campaign, encouraging Australian travellers to make Smartraveller their first destination.

Each month, there are more than 1 million departures from Australia and, at any point in time, there are around 1,250 cases of Australians needing help overseas.

The best way to stay safe is to be prepared.

Whether you're a first-time or regular traveller, going on holiday, to visit family, or travelling for business, it's important that you are fully prepared.  

Smartraveller has travel and cultural advice for over 175 destinations. You can subscribe to get the latest advice and alerts for your destinations.

Before planning your trip, check whether you have a valid passport, look into visa requirements, get the right travel insurance and, most importantly, read and subscribe to Smartraveller.

Many Australians are excited at the prospect of travelling again. So don't trip up on your next trip. Make Smartraveller your first destination.

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