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Safety advice and alerts for travel to Australia
Bushfires are currently affecting some parts of Australia. Like all Australians, our hearts go out to the families and communities who are impacted by the bushfires. Our gratitude for the frontline services facing the fires head on cannot be expressed deeply enough.
STAYING UP TO DATE
We encourage all travellers visiting Australia to seek the most up-to-date information for their planned itinerary prior to departure, and remain informed about changing conditions while in Australia.
Speak with your travel agent, accommodation provider, tourism operators and local Visitor Information Centres for advice about local conditions and how best to experience Australia’s tourism destinations.
WILL THE BUSHFIRES AFFECT MY TRIP?
Most destinations in Australia remain safe and continue to welcome visitors. All international airports in Australia are operating as normal.
It is more important than ever to support Australian tourism providers, whether in unaffected regions or those that will recover from these bushfires in the months and years to come. The best way to support Australia, Australian communities, and the tourism sector is to keep visiting. If you cannot travel to an affected area due to bushfires, one of the many ways to help includes rescheduling instead of cancelling a planned trip to support the communities in the coming months.
WHICH AUSTRALIAN DESTINATIONS ARE IMPACTED?
Updated as at 8 January 2020
Below is a summary of some of our most popular destinations for international travellers, and whether they have been impacted by the current bushfires or are safe to visit. The list will be updated regularly, however conditions can change quickly, and travellers should seek the most up to date information from regional websites.
This is not a complete list of affected areas, so if you are travelling outside these areas, please refer to our bushfire safety page for links to regional sites.
|Destination||Impacted or not impacted|
|Great Ocean Road||Not impacted|
|Phillip Island||Not impacted|