Travel to Australia Requirements

Before departure it's important to consider what travel documents you need for travel including your ticket, valid passport, forms of photo identification and more. 

General Information

General Information


You need a valid airline ticket to travel on any domestic or international flight. If you’re travelling on an electronic ticket (e-ticket), you’ll be issued with an itinerary receipt that you should carry with you at all times. Familiarise yourself with our Conditions of Carriage

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All passengers need a valid passport for international travel, regardless of the destination, but as some countries require at least six months validity remaining on the passport, you should check with the consulates of all the countries you’re planning to visit prior to your departure, as you may be refused entry if you don't comply.  

Important things to know before you go: 

  • Visit the IATA Travel CentreOpens external site in a new window to check the passport validity requirements of your destination 

  • When you depart from Australia you need to present your passport, boarding pass and completed passenger departure card to Customs 

  • When you arrive in Australia you need to present your passport and a completed passenger arrival card to Customs 

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Forms of Identification

Domestic flights within Australia

If you're travelling on a domestic flight within Australia (flights QF400 and above), you'll need to carry the following items with you:

  • photo identification such as a driver's licence, passport or social security card; or

  • your Qantas booking reference (printed on your e-ticket itinerary receipt); or

  • your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card, Qantas Club membership card; or

  • the credit card used to purchase the ticket.

Domestic flights within Australia departing from an international terminal

Domestic flights departing from an international terminal (flights QF1-QF399) are flights between Australian capital cities that connect to or from a Qantas International service. For example, flight QF9 from Melbourne to Perth continues on as QF9 from Perth to London.

If you're travelling on a domestic flight departing from an international terminal, and are 18 years of age or over, you'll be asked to produce photo identification (ID) that includes your full name at check-in.

Important points to remember when travelling domestically on an international flight include:

  • Your booking name must match the ID you're using.

  • Check-in is at the International terminal of the city you're departing from and International check-in times apply.

  • Airport Customer Service Agents will check your ID and attach a 'D' (Domestic) sticker to your boarding pass.  

  • You must keep your boarding pass and present it at Customs clearance points at the commencement and conclusion of your domestic trip. This is required to comply with the Migration regulations administered by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

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A visa is permission for a non-citizen to travel to or transit through a particular country. To find out if you need a visa for travel to a particular country, visit the IATA Travel CentreOpens external site


VisaCentral a fast, easy, and secure solution for your international travel document needs, based on a return journey. 

It's a third party service provider that can assist with the process of visa applications for residents of Australia,Opens external site CanadaOpens external siteSingaporeOpens external siteUnited KingdomOpens external site and the United StatesOpens external site

Apply for an ETAOpens external site. Application and processing fees apply. 

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Important Information

Disclaimer: *VisaCentral is a CIBT company. Qantas takes no responsibility for lost or misplaced documents that may occur during application.