Visa Free Countries for Australian Passport Holders and Citizens: Visa On Arrival, Evisa

Through these years I spent on the road, I always meet an Australian. Either it’s on the stunning beaches of Southeast Asia, the mountainous country of Colombia, or the quiet but magnificent alleys of Georgia, there is an Australian around the corner.

Australian citizens hold one of the world’s most powerful passport in terms of travelling. They can go to many countries without a visa, while the countries who will require them to get a visa beforehand will not give Australians a hard time obtaining one.

Australia also offers their citizens good amount of holidays throughout the year, free healthcare, education, and support from the government in case of some troubles. Which personally, I think is the reason why Australians can afford to travel.

They don’t have to worry about saving a big amount of money for health and hospital emergencies or the need to save money for education, instead, they can focus their savings for what makes them happy, either it’s travelling or other hobbies.

FACT: Australia released a new design in 2014 of their passport the “P series” which began to be used in 2017-2020, which is blue and gold. Their “N” series, black and silver matched which was printed starting 2010 until 2020.

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How Many Countries Can Australian Citizens Travel Without a Visa?

Australian passport holders can enter to 160 countries visa-free, while around there are about 55 visas on arrival or eVisas, and 37 countries required them to have a visa before arriving and entering their country. 

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Australian passport “N series” and “P” series – Photo Credit: Allison of flightstofancy.com | with permission to use

The Australian passport is on the top 25 most powerful passports in the travelling world. Australian citizens are also allowed to enter and move freely in their other states and territories.

Australia is a Member of the Commonwealth of Nations

Check the visa policies of the British Overseas Territories where Australian passports can benefit from visa-free policies.

Here are some travel tips that you may find useful:

Australian Passport Visa Free Countries

The countries and its visa policy for Australians are categorised based on demographical location. If you are looking for the information for a specific country, use the contents bar above to navigate faster.

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VISA GUIDE FOR ASIA

If you head to Asia, you will meet more Australians than Europeans of Americans. It’s probably because Asia is the closest where Australians can go to without flying 24 hours or spending thousands of dollars for a flight ticket. You will also notice that many Australians are retiring in this part of the world.

East Asia

Visa-Free Countries for Australians:

Visa Required for Australians

Central Asia

Visa-Free Countries for Australians

  • Kazakhstan – 30 days
  • Kyrgyzstan – 60 days

Visa on Arrival/Evisa for Australians

  • Tajikistan – visa on arrival for 45 days at Dushanbe International Airport, can also get online, evisas can be used in all border points
  • Uzbekistan – evisa for 30 days, 5 days visa-free transit if can show onward ticket – get your evisa online

Visa Required for Australians

  • Turkmenistan

South Asia

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India stamps – Photo Credit: James of travelcollecting.com \ with permission to use

Visa on Arrival/Evisa for Australians

  • Bangladesh – visa on arrival for 45 days but not available in all entry points, mostly likely possible in major international airports
  • India – evisa for 60 days; must enter through 26 international airports, or 3 seaports – evisa can only be used twice in a calendar year – apply online for your evisa –how to apply for an Indian visa online
  • Maldives – visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Nepal – visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Pakistan – evisa for 30 days, single entry – check for the price
  • Sri Lanka – evisa or visa on arrival for 30 days – you can apply here

Visa Required for Australians

  • Afghanistan – Australian government advises to no visit Afghanistan
  • Bhutan – must be approved and booked through a tour operator

Southeast Asia

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Vietnam and Singapore stamps – Photo Credit Keri of ourglobetrotters.com | with permission to use

Visa-Free Countries for Australians

Visa on Arrival/Evisa for Australians

  • Brunei – visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Cambodia – visa on arrival or evisa for 30 days; can be done online too – Cambodia visa guide – you can apply here
  • Laos – visa on arrival for 30 days – read this Laos visa guide or apply here
  • Myanmar – evisa for 28 days; must enter through entry point according to the application (apply here) – Myanmar visa guide – things to know before arriving in Myanmar – as an Australian, you can also get a visa on arrival when you enter through major airports and receive 30 days for a $50 fee
  • Timor-Leste – visa on arrival for 30 days; must enter through an international airport
  • Vietnam – evisa for 30 days – APPLY HERE

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West / Middle East

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Oman and UAE stamps – Photo Credit: Josie of josiewonders.com | with permission to use

Visa-Free Countries for Australians:

  • Armenia – 180 days
  • Cyprus – 90 days in every 180 days
  • Georgia – 365 days
  • Israel – 90 days
  • Palestine
  • Qatar – 30 days

Visa on Arrival/Evisa for Australians

  • Azerbaijan – evisa for 30 days – you can get it online or how to apply for Azerbaijan visa
  • Bahrain – visa on arrival or evisa for 14 days – apply online for an evisa
  • Iran – visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Jordan – visa on arrival; not available in all entry points – apply for Jordan pass for the best value of your money or check the cost here
  • Kuwait – visa on arrival or evisa for 90 days – read how to get Kuwait evisa or see the prices
  • Lebanon – visa on arrival for 30 days; can be extended up to 2 months, must not have Israel stamp or visa, must hold a phone number, address, and onward ticket
  • Oman – evisa for 30 days
  • Saudi Arabia – you can get an evisa online and stay for 90 days – check the evisa
  • Turkey – evisa for 90 days or if on a cruise ship, it’s visa free for 72 hours and must leave with the same cruise – apply for an evisa online
  • United Arab Emirates – visa on arrival for 30 days

Visa Required for Australians

  • Iraq – Australian government advise not to visit Iraq
  • Syria – Australian government advise not to visit Syria
  • Yemen – Australian government advise not to visit Yemen

VISA GUIDE FOR AFRICA

Even though there is limited visa-free access for Australians visiting Africa, there is a huge number of countries who offer visa on arrival and evisa which is pretty easy and less hassle.

Central Africa

Visa on Arrival/Evisa for Australians

  • Angola – evisa for 30 days
  • Gabon – evisa or visa on arrival; must arrive at Libreville International Airport
  • São Tomé and Príncipe – evisa

Visa Required for Australians

  • Burundi – Australian government advise not to visit Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic – Australian government advise not to visit the Central African Republic
  • Chad – letter of an invitation is required
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea – letter of invitation is required
  • Republic of the Congo – letter or invitation is required and must be approved by tour operators only

East Africa

Tanzania, Zambia, and Malawi stamps – Photo Credit: Jenny of travelynnfamily.com | with permission to use

Visa-Free Countries for Australians:

  • Mauritius – 90 days
  • Reunion – 90 days (French territory)
  • Mayotte – 90 days (French territory)

Visa on Arrival/Evisa for Australians

  • Comoros – visa on arrival
  • Djibouti – evisa for 31 days – how to apply for Djibouti evisa
  • Eritrea – tourist visa on arrival for 1 month
  • Ethiopia – evisa or visa on arrival but not available in all entry points
  • Kenya – evisa or visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Madagascar – visa on arrival for 30 days – how to apply for an evisa online – or apply now
  • Rwanda – evisa or visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Seychelles – visitor’s permit on arrival for 90 days
  • Tanzania – visa on arrival
  • Uganda – evisa or visa on arrival; number of days determine upon entry – may apply online
  • Zambia – evisa or visa on arrival for 90 days; can also be used to enter Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe –  evisa or visa on arrival for 90 days; can also be used to enter Zambia

Visa Required for Australians

  • Somalia – Australian government advise not to visit Somalia
  • South Sudan – Australian government advise not to visit South Sudan

North Africa

Visa-Free Countries for Australians:

  • Morocco – 90 days
  • Tunisia – 90 days

Visa on Arrival/Evisa for Australians

Visa Required for Australians

  • Algeria
  • Libya – Australian government advise not to visit Libya
  • Sudan

South Africa

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Malawi Visa Sticker  – Photo Credit: Jenny of travelynnfamily.com | with permission to use

Visa-Free Countries for Australians

  • Botswana – 90 days per year
  • Gambia – 90 days
  • Lesotho – 14 days
  • Namibia – 90 days
  • South Africa – 90 days
  • Eswatini (Swaziland) – 30 days

Visa on Arrival/Evisa for Australians

West Africa

Visa-Free Countries for Australians:

  • Gambia – 90 days

Visa on Arrival/Evisa for Australians

  • Benin – evisa or visa on arrival for either 30 or 8 days; must have an international vaccination certificate
  • Burkina Faso – visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Cape Verde – visa on arrival; only available at an international airport
  • Cote d’Ivoire – evisa for 90 days; must arrive at Port Bouet Airport – Ivory Cost visa application guide
  • Guinea-Bissau – evisa or visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Mauritania – visa on arrival at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport
  • Togo – visa on arrival for 7 days

Visa Required for Australians

  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone

VISA GUIDE FOR AMERICA

Travelling in the Americas should not be a problem at all. Many countries offer Australian citizens a good amount of time to stay and travel freely. 

North America

Visa-Free Countries for Australians

  • Canada – 180 days – you must apply for an ETA permit before you travel, you will have to show this before you can board your flight – apply here
  • Greenland – applies as Schengen visa; 90 days in 180 days
  • Mexico – 180 days – get a tourist card
  • United States of America – must get an ESTA; valid for two years
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Central America stamps – Photo Credit: David of travelsewhere.net | with permission to use

Central America/Caribbean

Visa-Free Countries for Australians

  • Aruba – 90 days; can be extended up to 180 days
  • Antigua and Barbuda – 30 days
  • Bahamas – 90 days
  • Barbados – 180 days
  • Belize – 30 days
  • Bermuda – 180 days; will be determined upon arrival
  • Cayman Islands – 180 days
  • Costa Rica – 90 days
  • Curacao – 90 days
  • Dominica – 180 days
  • Dominican Republic – 90 days
  • El Salvador – 90 days
  • Guatemala – 90 days
  • Grenada – 90 days
  • Haiti – 90 days
  • Honduras – 90 days
  • Jamaica – 180 days
  • Nicaragua – 90 days
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – 90 days
  • Saint Lucia – 6 weeks
  • Turks and Caicos – 90 days
  • Panama – 180 days

VISA ON ARRIVAL/EVISA:

  • Cuba – Tourist card required

South America

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Machu Picchu Stamp – Photo Credit: Alan & Rose of frequenttraveller.com.au | with permission to use

Visa-Free Countries for Australians

  • Argentina – 90 days
  • Brazil – 90 days starting June 17, 2019 – More tips on things to know before arriving in Brazil
  • Bolivia – 90 days
  • Chile -90 days; must pay a reciprocity fee of $117
  • Colombia – 90 days; can be extended for another 90 days per the calendar year – must show an exit ticket and Yellow Fever vaccination if coming from Brazil, Uganda, and Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador – 90 days
  • Guyana – 90 days
  • Peru – 183 days – must show a return ticket
  • Venezuela – 90 days
  • Uruguay – 90 days

Visa on Arrival/Evisa for Australians

  • Paraguay – visa on arrival for 90 days; only available at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Luque must pay a reciprocity fee

Visa Required for Australians

  • Suriname

VISA GUIDE FOR EUROPE

Europe is divided into several types according to its political ties, EEA and EU to name a few. In this article, I will only categorise each country as Schengen and non-Schengen states to make it easier.

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Schengen stamp – Photo Credit: David of travelsewhere.net | with permission to use

Schengen States

Australian passport holders and citizens can enter, stay, and travel in these countries for 90 days in a 180-day period. You can move freely and cross the border without having to cross border security or passport checkpoint. Remember that it is 90 days for the entire Schengen area not per country.

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SCHENGEN MEMBERS:

Austria France Latvia Norway Spain
Belgium Germany Liechtenstein Poland Switzerland
Czech Republic Greece Lithuania Portugal
Denmark Hungary Luxembourg Slovakia
Estonia Iceland Malta Slovenia
Finland Italy Netherlands Sweden

Non-Schengen Countries

Visa-Free Countries for Australians

  • Albania – 90 days
  • Andorra
  • Belarus – 30 days must arrive visa Minsk Airport
  • Bulgaria – 90 days within the 180-day period
  • Croatia – 90 days within the 180-day period
  • Ireland – 90 days, must show the purpose of travel, sufficient fund, return ticket, and accommodation booking
  • Kosovo – 90 days
  • Macedonia – 90 days
  • Moldova – 90 days
  • Monaco – 90 days within the 180-day
  • Montenegro – 90 days
  • Romania – 90 days within the 180-day
  • San Marino
  • Serbia – 90 days
  • Ukraine – 90 days within 180-day
  • United Kingdom – 180 days must show return ticket and accommodation booking
  • Vatican City

Evisa for Australians

  • Ukraine – evisa for 30 days for US$85 – APPLY HERE

Visa Required for Australians

  • Russia – if you are on a cruise ship, planning to stay for not more than 72 hours, and will spend each night on board, and will only leave the ship with the organised tour arranged by your cruise ship company, then you do not need a visa  – you will need an invitation letter from a person in Russia or tour agency

VISA GUIDE FOR OCEANIA

There are enough good flights from Australia to the countries in Oceania. While visas should not be a problem either, the only thing to keep in mind is to check the weather of your destinations. Many countries in Oceania are islands which means, they are great for summer holiday and beach bumming.

Visa-Free Countries for Australians

  • Fiji – 120 days
  • Kiribati – 120 days
  • Micronesia – 30 days
  • New Zealand – freedom of movement
  • Palau – 180 days
  • Vanuatu – 30 days

Visa on Arrival for Australians

  • Marshall Islands – 90 days
  • Papua New Guinea – visa on arrival for free at Gurney Airport (Alotau), Mount Hagen Airport, Port Moresby Airport and Tokua Airport (Rabaul)  – read our Papua New Guinea evisa guide or apply now
  • Samoa – entry permit on arrival for 60 days
  • Solomon Islands – visitor’s permit on arrival for 90 days
  • Tonga – visa on arrival for 31 days
  • Tuvalu  – visa on arrival for 30 days

Visa Required for Australians

  • Nauru – criminal record and medical fitness certificate are not required to submit when applying for a visa

I hope you found this article about visa free countries for Australian citizens useful. If you have questions or if I missed anything, let me know in the comment section below.

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DISCLAIMER

A Mary Road is not responsible for any situation where the reader was denied admittance to the above-listed countries. Please refer to our Disclosure. We advise you to always double-check visa information as they change quite often to avoid any hassles.

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Mary is the founder of amaryroad and one of the experts when it comes to travelling in Southeast Asia. Mary has been travelling around the world since 2013, she have extensively travelled and lived in Southeast Asian countries. She also has been featured in popular publications in the Philippines such as GMA Network, When in Manila, and Tripzilla. Today, Mary continues her round-the-world trip with no final destination. She travels in her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.

10 thoughts on “Visa Free Countries for Australian Passport Holders and Citizens: Visa On Arrival, Evisa”

  1. Thank you for this list it’s very helpful.
    Canada requires an eta, that needs to be applied for online, with a small fee, 72 hours before entering the country. Valid for 5years and can be used for multiple entries. You will not be permitTed to board your Canadian bound plane without it.

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    • Hey Shiree! Thanks for pointing this out, I’m aware of it and it should be there, it must have slipped my mind when was drafting this. I’ve fixed it now. Thank you so much!

  2. Hiya,

    So… I don’t want to sound like a total idiot; however I am traveling through a few Shengen visa countries and was wondering if you still have to pay a fee to get in everytime you cross a border? and just to specify; do you need a Shengen visa before hand if you are an Australian permanent resident on an Australia passport? I know you have stated above that Australians recive a 90 day stay. I am only asking as this is my first time to Europe and I really need to some to clarify/confirm this for me.

    Thank you! X

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    • Hey Charlie! You don’t have to pay any fee when you enter any Schengen states, as long as you stay on the 90-day rule. When crossing borders, it’s basically nothing, there will be no border checkers or anything unless it’s one of the stricter ones like Sweden, Denmark, France, etc. Always have you fly out ticket ready in case you will be asked in any border points.

      Hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions 🙂

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