Travel Checklist

To help you prepare for your trip, use this handy checklist to check off important items before you travel.

Australian domestic travel

One week before departure

  Travel Insurance  QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited offers a range of travel insurance policies to suit different needs, including Australian Comprehensive insurance, and Australian Cancellation and Baggage insurance.
  Baggage  Check your carry on and checked baggage meets the allowances for domestic travel.

Day of departure

  Travel Documents  Ensure you have the documents needed for domestic travel, which include your tickets and photo identification.
  Flight Status  Check your flight departure and check-in times before you head to the airport online or from your mobile.
  Check-in Online  Check-in from home between 24 hours and 1 hour before your departure, if eligible, plus request your seat.

International travel

At least three months before departure

  Passports  Make sure your passport is arranged well in advance of your departure date, valid for at least 6 months from departure and valid for the duration of your trip.

It's also a good idea to leave a copy of your passport and travel documents with someone at home. The Australian Government encourages all Australians travelling overseas to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before travel, so you can be contacted in an emergency.

Visit the IATA Travel Centre to check the passport validity requirements of your destination, including Australia.

  Visas  If you live in Australia, visit VisaCentral to request and process your visa application#.
  Immunisations  Visit the IATA Travel Centre to check the health requirements for all of the destinations in your trip.

Two weeks before departure

  Foreign Currency  Lock in your exchange rates on funds loaded to your Qantas Cash® facility before you travel, plus you could earn Qantas Points.

When you’re travelling overseas, your Qantas Card with Qantas Cash® acts as a travel money card that can hold up to eleven currencies* including Australian Dollars. It also lets you lock in exchange rates^ on funds loaded before you travel, so you know exactly how much you have to spend in a particular currency. And you’ll have the additional security and convenience of not having to carry cash, knowing that your card is accepted anywhere that MasterCard® is accepted electronically. However, if you need cash, simply withdraw cash at ATMs that accept Mastercard® overseas in the local currency loaded in your Qantas Cash® Facility. Plus, you’ll earn Qantas Points every time you use your Qantas Card to make eligible purchases+ at home and abroad. Visit for more information on the Qantas Card with Qantas Cash®.

One week before departure

  Travel Insurance  The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service,, advises all Australian travellers to take out travel insurance for overseas travel. QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited offers a range of travel insurance policies to suit different needs.
  Requirements for travel to the USA  Including Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA), Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) and Secure Flight Information.
  Travelex  Buy foreign currency with Travelex Qantas Travel Money plus earn Qantas points.
  Medications  If you are taking medications, make sure that you have enough for your trip, and carry all medications in your carry on baggage. Read more tips on travelling with medications.
  Baggage  Make sure your carry on and checked baggage meets the requirements including Dangerous Goods.
  Tickets  You should carry your e-ticket receipt at all times for your international flight and photographic identification must be produced at check-in.
  Customs and Quarantine  For restrictions on goods that you can bring in and out of Australia.

Day of departure

  Additional Baggage  Travelling with more than your free checked baggage allocation? Pre-purchase Additional Baggage Allowance online and save up to 30% on airport excess baggage rates.
  Flight Status  Check your flight departure and check-in times before you head to the airport. You can also do this using your mobile, PDA, Blackberry or iPhone.
  Check-in  Check-in from your mobile between 24 hours and 45 minutes, or online between 24 hours and 1 hour before your departure, if eligible.
# VisaCentral is a CBIT company. Qantas takes no responsibility for lost or misplaced documents that may occur during application. Application and processing fees apply.
* Check for the latest currencies supported.
^ Exchange rates for subsequent reloads will be set at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of the transaction. For full details on how exchange rates are set and applied please see the Qantas Cash® terms and conditions at
+ Points are earned on eligible purchases in accordance with the terms and conditions specified at Eligible purchases do not include money orders, traveller’s cheques, gambling chips or purchasing foreign currencies in cash. You do not earn points when loading funds to your Facility, transferring funds to another currency balance or another member’s Facility or when withdrawing funds from ATMs or cashing out your Facility balance. Purchases that are reversed, refunded or charged-back are also ineligible for points earn, in addition to fees incurred.
To be eligible to receive the new Qantas Card with the option of Qantas Cash® you must be an Australian resident Qantas Frequent Flyer member 16 years of age or older. Other terms and conditions and fees and charges may apply.
Heritage Bank Limited (AFSL 240984) (the Issuer) issues Qantas Cash® under arrangements between it, Qantas and Access Prepaid Australia Pty Ltd (AFSL 386837) (a MasterCard business) (Access). Access distributes Qantas Cash® (together with Qantas which is an authorised representative of Access for the purposes of providing general financial product advice with respect to Qantas Cash®). Access can be contacted at Access and Qantas earn foreign exchange revenue from Qantas Cash transactions. Access receives a processing fee from domestic Qantas Cash® "point of sale" transactions. Qantas receives revenue generated by Qantas Cash transactions based on interchange fees paid to the Issuer, deposits held by the Issuer, cardholder fee and certain rebates and incentives from MasterCard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd.
This webpage has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and you should consider the appropriateness of the information in this letter having regard to those matters. A Product Disclosure Statement in respect of Qantas Cash® is available via, and will also be given to applicants. A person should obtain and consider the Product Disclosure Statement before making any decisions about whether to acquire or continue to hold the prepaid facility.
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