Australian Passport Visa Free Countries: Guide to Visa-free travel for Citizens of Australia

Australian Passport can visit 180 visa-free countries and territories in the world - some of them are e-visa, visa on arrival and even a bilateral agreement with the Schengen zone. A passport doesn’t only confirm our citizenship but can take us to any part of the world. An Australian Passport is ranked 9th in terms of having a strong passport and travel Freedom. So with your Australian passport, the world is more accessible.

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If you want to travel the world or want a stress free vacation, here is the list of Australia passport visa-free countries.

Various Tourist Visas Explained for Australian passport holders

There are four types of VISA that a traveler can secure.

VISA-FREE All you need is your valid passport (at least six months valid), and you can enter the country without a visa for a specific period.

VISA-ON-ARRIVAL (VOA) When you arrive in a particular country, you can get a visa at the airport or terminal you land, you need to pay some specific fees, and you have a visa!

VISA-REQUIRED You need to apply at the embassy or thru an accredited agency and pass specific requirements to obtain a VISA from the country you are visiting.

E-VISA You must apply and pay fees online for your visa application. Your passport number is on the database of the country you are planning to visit, so there’s no need for stickers or stamps.

Complete List of Visa-Free Countries for Australian Passport Holder (And Visa on Arrivals)

Oceania countries that are visa-free for Australians

  • Fiji, 4 months

  • Kiribati, 120 days

  • Marshall Islands, VOA, 90 days

  • Micronesia, 30 days

  • New Zealand, freedom of movement. Australian citizens are exempt from the requirement to hold a permit on arrival in New Zealand and may reside or work for an indefinite period as long as they: 1. present a valid Australian passport OR hold a foreign passport with evidence of their Australian citizenship, 2. have no criminal convictions, 3. have no untreated tuberculosis, and 4. have not been deported, excluded or removed from any country

  • Palau, VOA, 30 days

  • Papua New Guinea, eVisa/Free VOA at Gurney Airport (Alotau), Mount Hagen Airport, Port Moresby Airport and Tokua Airport (Rabaul), 30 days

  • Samoa, entry Permit on Arrival, 60 days

  • Solomon Islands, Visitor's Permit on Arrival, 3 months

  • Tonga, VOA, 31 days

  • Tuvalu, VOA, 1 month

  • Vanuatu, 30 days

Asia countries that are visa-free for Australians

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  • Armenia, 180 days

  • Azerbaijan, eVisa, 30 days

  • Bahrain, eVisa/VOA, 14 days

  • Bangladesh, VOA not available at all entry points, 30 days

  • Brunei, VOA, 30 days

  • Cambodia, eVisa/VOA, 30 days

  • East Timor, VOA at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport or the Dili Sea Port, 30 days

  • Georgia, 360 days

  • Indonesia, 30 days

  • Iran, VOA, 30 days

  • Israel, 3 months

  • Japan, 90 days

  • Jordan, VOA not available at all entry points, 2 months

  • Kazakhstan, 30 days

  • Kuwait, eVisa/VOA, 3 months

  • Kyrgyzstan, 60 days

  • Laos, eVisa can enter through Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders while VOA can entry through international airports in Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge, and at 13 border crossings as well as Tanalaeng train station in Vientiane, 30 days but VOA is extendable up to 60 days

  • Lebanon, VOA, 1 month, extendable for 2 additional months free of charge at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry if there is no Israeli visa or seal, holding a telephone number, an address in Lebanon, and a nonrefundable return or roundtrip ticket

  • Malaysia, 3 months

  • Maldives, VOA, 30 days

  • Nepal, VOA, 90 days

  • Philippines, 30 days

  • Qatar, 30 days

  • Singapore, 90 days

  • South Korea, 90 days

  • Sri Lanka, eVisa/VOA, 30 days

  • Tajikistan, eVisa/VOA at Dushanbe International Airport, 30 days

  • Thailand, 30 days

  • United Arab Emirates, VOA, 30 days

  • Uzbekistan, 30 days

AFRICA countries that are visa-free for Australians

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  • Benin, eVisa/VOA, 30/8 days, Must have an international vaccination certificate

  • Botswana, 90 days within a year period

  • Burkina Faso, VOA, 1 month

  • Cape Verde, VOA at Sal, Boa Vista, São Vicente or Santiago international airports, 30 days

  • Comoros, VOA, 45 days

  • Egypt, eVisa/VOA, 30 days

  • Eswatini / Swaziland, 30 days

  • Ethiopia, eVisa/VOA must both arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, 30 or 90 days

  • Gabon, eVisa holders must arrive at Libreville International Airport or VOA, 90 days

  • Gambia, 90 days

  • Guinea-Bissau, eVisa/VOA, up to 90 days

  • Kenya, eVisa/VOA, up to 3 months

  • Lesotho, 14 days

  • Madagascar, eVisa/VOA, up to 90 days

  • Malawi, VOA, 30 days, maybe extended to 90 days

  • Mauritania, VOA at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport, 90 days

  • Mauritius, 90 days

  • Morocco, 3 months

  • Mozambique, VOA but must have a return or onward ticket, 30 days

  • Namibia, 3 months

  • Rwanda, eVisa/VOA, 30 days

  • Senegal, VOA, 90 days

  • Seychelles, Visitor’s Permit on Arrival, 3 months

  • Somalia, VOA, 30 days, Australian government advises citizens not to visit here due to safety concerns

  • South Africa, 90 days

  • Tanzania, eVisa/VOA, up to 3 months

  • Togo, VOA, 7 days

  • Tunisia, 3 months

  • Uganda, eVisa/VOA, up to 3 months

  • Zambia, eVisa/VOA, 90 days, there is a Universal visa to enter also Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe, eVisa/VOA, 3 months, there is a Universal visa to enter also Zambia

Europe – Schengen Areas with Bilateral Agreements with Australia

Australian Citizens may enter the following Schengen countries and stay for 3 months in each country in a 180 day period. However, please practice caution if you enter Schengen state not in this list as you may be considered as overstaying.


For example, you entered Austria (with bilateral agreement) on January 1 and stayed for 2 months then on March you go to Belgium (with bilateral agreement); you can stay in Belgium for more a month or even up to 3 months (May). The total would be 150 days, instead of the standard 90. However, if from Austria you spend 2 months then transfer to Czech Republic (no agreement), then the 90/180 rule applies; you can only stay a total of 90 days (up to March 31) in both countries in a 180-day period. Come back in July, and it would be safe to visit countries with no agreement. Be careful with this.

Another example: When you enter a Schengen area, not in the agreement, like Czech Republic, Estonia, and Greece and stay for a month each (January to March). That’s already a total of 90 days. However, you can enter the countries within the list, and it won’t consider how many days you previously spent; so you can spend 90 days in Austria (April to June), another 90 in Belgium (July to September), and another to Sweden (October to December). However, do not exit in the countries not in the list between April and June, because when you enter it will be your 91st day at a Schengen Area, you may come back on July as it will be considered 1st day in another 180-day period.

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So here are the countries where Australian Passport Holders can spend 90 days within any 180-day period regardless of previous time spent in other Schengen countries:

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Denmark

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Iceland

  • Italy

  • Luxembourg

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Spain

  • Sweden

Other Countries with the 90/180 scheme

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What does this 90/180 rule mean? It means you can only travel around Schengen Areas for a maximum of 90 days within half a year. So if you entered EU on January 1, and spent traveling from January 1 – March 30, a total of 90 days, then you need to exit EU and return after 180 days – July 1. Another example would be entering on January 1-30 (30 days), exiting on January 31st then going back in traveling on March 1-30 (another 30 days), exiting again and going back on June 1-30 (another 30 days), so you need to exit on June 31st and come back for another 90 days starting July 1.

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*Schengen Countries*

  • Czech Republic

  • Estonia

  • Greece

  • Hungary

  • Latvia

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Malta

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Switzerland

*Other Countries adopting the 180 day period*

Bosnia and Herzegovina







North Macedonia




Other Countries in Europe Where Australian Passport Holders Can Enter Without a Visa

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  • Albania, 90 days

  • Andorra, 3 months

  • Belarus, 30 days, must arrive and leave via Minsk International Airport

  • Ireland, 3 months

  • San Marino, 90 days

  • United Kingdom, 6 months

  • Vatican City, 90 days

North America countries that are visa-free for Australians

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  • Antigua and Barbuda, 1 month

  • Bahamas, 3 months

  • Barbados, 6 months

  • Belize, 30 days

  • Canada, 6 months, eTA required if arriving by air

  • Costa Rica, 90 days

  • Cuba, Tourist Card required, 30 days, buy from the embassy, airline or travel agent

  • Dominica, 6 months

  • Dominican Republic, 90 days

  • El Salvador, 3 months

  • Grenada, 3 months

  • Guatemala, 90 days

  • Haiti, 3 months

  • Honduras, 3 months

  • Jamaica, 180 days

  • Mexico, 180 days

  • Nicaragua, 90 days

  • Panama, 180 days

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis, 3 months

  • Saint Lucia, 6 weeks

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 month

  • Trinidad and Tobago, 30 days

  • United States, 90 days, ESTA required if arriving by air or cruise

South America countries that are visa-free for Australians

  • Argentina, 90 days,

  • Bolivia, 90 days

  • Brazil, 90 days

  • Chile, 90 days

  • Colombia, 90 days, extendable up to 180 days

  • Ecuador, 90 days

  • Guyana, 3 months

  • Paraguay, VOA at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, 90 days

  • Peru, 183 days

  • Suriname, eVisa/Tourist Card on Arrival, 90 days

  • Uruguay, 3 months

  • Venezuela, 90 days, Australian government advises citizens not to visit here due to safety concerns

eVisa for Australian Passport Holders

In case you are wondering, here is the list of the countries you need eVisa before arriving

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  • Angola, 30 days

  • Azerbaijan, 30 days

  • Djibouti, 31 days

  • India, 60 days, arrive via 26 designated airports or 3 designated seaports

  • Ivory Coast, 3 months, arrive via Port Bouet Airport

  • Myanmar, 28 days, arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or land border crossings with Thailand — Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung or India — Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu.

  • Oman, 30 days

  • Pakistan, 30 days

  • São Tomé and Príncipe, 30 days

  • Suriname, 90 days

  • Turkey, 3 months

  • Ukraine, 30 days

  • Vietnam, 30 days

Requirements Common To Travelers with Australian Passport

Though some countries need specific requirements in their application, the most common document you need to prepare if you are hoping to visit the listed countries is a passport to be valid for at least 6 more months on arrival. Most countries also require a minimum of blank pages in the passport being presented, at least one or two.

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I’m excited for you to travel all these countries or maybe spend a few days in some of these. There are a lot of visa-free countries for Australian passport holders, so you might get confused about where to go first. You can check some articles in my blog and get inspired on where to go;  be it exotic Asia, classical Europe, beautiful Americas, relaxing Oceania or diverse Africa. Trust me, the world is gorgeous; it’s waiting for you to see it. Happy travels!

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