There is one reason why you always meet Australians while traveling around the world : their passport is one of the more powerful in terms of traveling. While most passports allow to enter only a few dozens of countries, theirs allow them to enter around 160 countries all around the world. So let's have a look at the different destinations you can go if you're lucky enough to have an Australian passport.
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Visa free for Australians in Oceania

Even if it stands for reason, Australian passport holders are allowed to enter and travel freely within their own territories and states, which is already amazing when you know how varied and huge the country is. But other oceanian destinations like New Zealand also open to Australians with no visa, and others offer very limited processes such as visas on arrival, cheaper and easier to obtain than traditional visas. A lot of Australians travel on Oceanian islands because the landscapes are beautiful and the destinations are very close from their homeland.

Visa-free destinations in Oceania for Australians :

  • Fiji Islands : 120 days
  • Kiribati : 120 days
  • Micronesia : 30 days
  • New-Zealand : unlimited
  • Palau : 180 days
  • Vanuatu : 30 days

Australians can travel and stay in New-Zealand for as long as they want, as if it was a part of Australia. It’s one of their most popular holiday destinations, especially because it’s a country that a lot of travelers visit by campervan. Don’t hesitate to read this Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Campervan Trip in New Zealand if you’re going on a roadtrip in New Zealand soon.

Visa on arrival or E-visa destinations in Oceania for Australians :

  • Marshall Islands : visa on arrival valid for 90 days
  • Papua New Guinea : visa on arrival valid for free
  • Samoa : visa on arrival valid for 60 days
  • Solomon Islands : visa on arrival valid for 90 days
  • Tonga : visa on arrival valid for 31 days
  • Tuvalu : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
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Visa free countries for Australians in Asia

For Australians, Asia is one of the best travel destinations in the world because it’s very close from their homeland and it offers a good change of scene. On top of that, most Asian countries are visa-free.

Visa-free destinations in Asia for Australians :

  • Hong Kong : 90 days
  • Indonesia : 30 days
  • Japan : 90 days
  • Macau : 30 days
  • Malaysia : 90 days
  • Philippines : 30 days
  • Singapore : 90 days
  • South Korea : 90 days
  • Taiwan : 90 days
  • Thailand : 30 days
  • Vietnam : 30 days for all stays in Phu Quoc

Visa on arrival or E-visa destinations in Asia for Australians :

  • Bangladesh : visa on arrival valid for 90 days
  • Brunei : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Cambodia : visa on arrival or E-visa valid for 30 days
  • India : E-visa valid for 60 days
  • Laos : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Maldives : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Myanmar : E-visa valid for 28 days or visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Nepal : visa on arrival valid for 90 days
  • Pakistan : E-visa valid for 30 days
  • Sri Lanka : E-visa or visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Timor-Leste : visa on arrival valid for 30 days; must enter through an international airport
  • Vietnam : E-visa valid for 30 days for stays out of Phu Quoc
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Visa-free in Central Asia and Middle East

Some Middle East countries like Israel or Kazakhstan allow Australians to travel in with no visa, but most of them require a visa on arrival, which is usually cheap and easy to obtain.

Visa-free destinations in Middle East and Central Asia for Australians :

  • Armenia : 180 days
  • Cyprus : 90 days in every 180 days
  • Georgia : 365 days
  • Israel : 90 days
  • Kazakhstan : 30 days
  • Kyrgyzstan : 60 days
  • Palestine : 90 days
  • Qatar : 30 days

Visa on arrival or E-visa destinations in Middle East and Central Asia for Australians :

  • Tajikistan : E-visa or visa on arrival valid for 45 days
  • Uzbekistan : E-visa valid for 30 days
  • Azerbaijan : E-visa valid for 30 days
  • Bahrain : visa on arrival or E-visa valid for 14 days
  • Iran : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Jordan : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Kuwait : visa on arrival or E-visa valid for 90 days
  • Lebanon : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Oman : E-visa valid for 30 days
  • Saudi Arabia – E-visa valid for for 90 days
  • Turkey : E-visa valid for 90 days
  • United Arab Emirates : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
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Visa free countries for Australians in Europe

Australians are lucky enough to be able to travel freely within the Schengen States for a period of 90 days. Those states include 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, and Switzerland.

Visa-free destinations in Europe for Australians :

  • Albania : 90 days
  • Andorra : 90 days
  • Belarus : 30 days
  • Bulgaria : 90 days
  • Croatia : 90 days
  • Ireland : 90 days with proof of sufficient fund and onward ticket
  • Kosovo : 90 days
  • Macedonia : 90 days
  • Moldova : 90 days
  • Monaco : 90 days
  • Montenegro : 90 days
  • Romania : 90 days
  • San Marino : 90 days
  • Serbia : 90 days
  • Ukraine : 90 days
  • United Kingdom : with proof of onward travel
  • Vatican City

If 3 months is not enough for you, here is a guide to legally stay in Europe for more than 90 days.

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Visa free for Australians in America

Just like Europe, a lot of American countries open their doors to Australians with no need of visa.

Visa-free destinations in America for Australians :

  • Argentina : 90 days
  • Aruba : 90 days to 180 days
  • Antigua and Barbuda : 30 days
  • Bahamas : 90 days
  • Barbados : 180 days
  • Belize : 30 days
  • Bermuda : 180 days
  • Brazil : 90 days
  • Bolivia : 90 days
  • Canada : 180 days with ETA permit
  • Cayman Islands : 180 days
  • Chile : 90 days
  • Colombia : 90 days
  • Costa Rica : 90 days
  • Curacao : 90 days
  • Dominica : 180 days
  • Dominican Republic : 90 days
  • Ecuador : 90 days
  • El Salvador : 90 days
  • Greenland : 90 days
  • Grenada : 90 days
  • Guatemala : 90 days
  • Guyana : 90 days
  • Haiti : 90 days
  • Honduras : 90 days
  • Jamaica : 180 days
  • Mexico : 180 days
  • Nicaragua : 90 days
  • Panama : 180 days
  • Peru : 183 days with proof of onward travel
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis : 90 days
  • Saint Lucia : 6 weeks
  • Turks and Caicos : 90 days
  • United States of America : 90 days with ESTA permit
  • Uruguay : 90 days
  • Venezuela : 90 days
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Visa free countries for Australians in Africa

Africa is probably the most “difficult” continent to travel for Australian citizens as most countries require a visa. Some of them, though, open their doors with no visa at all.

Visa-free destinations in Africa for Australians :

  • Botswana : 90 days per year
  • Eswatini : 30 days
  • Gambia : 90 days
  • Lesotho : 14 days
  • Mauritius : 90 days
  • Mayotte : 90 days
  • Morocco  90 days
  • Namibia : 90 days
  • Reunion : 90 days
  • South Africa : 90 days
  • Tunisia : 90 days

Visa on arrival or E-visa destinations in Africa for Australians :

  • Angola : E-visa valid for 30 days
  • Benin : E-visa or visa on arrival valid for either 30 or 8 days
  • Burkina Faso : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Cape Verde : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Comoros : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Cote d’Ivoire : E-visa valid for 90 days
  • Djibouti : E-visa valid for 31 days
  • Egypt : visa on arrival and E-visa valid for 30 days
  • Eritrea : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Ethiopia : E-visa or visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Gabon : E-visa or visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Guinea-Bissau : E-visa or visa on arrival valid for 90 days
  • Kenya : E-visa or visa on arrival valid for 90 days
  • Madagascar : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Malawi : visa on arrival or E-visa valid for 30 days
  • Mauritania : visa on arrival at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport
  • Mozambique : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Rwanda : E-visa or visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • São Tomé and Príncipe : E-visa valid for 30 days
  • Senegal : visa on arrival valid for 90 days
  • Seychelles : visa on arrival valid for 90 days
  • Tanzania : visa on arrival valid for 30 days
  • Togo ; visa on arrival valid for 7 days
  • Uganda : E-visa or visa on arrival
  • Zambia : E-visa or visa on arrival valid for 90 days
  • Zimbabwe –  E-visa or visa on arrival valid for 90 days

If you want to make sure whether your destination needs a visa or not, check the VisaLink website, enter your passport nationality, your state of residence, your destination and the purpose of your trip and the website automatically checks the info for you.

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