We now advise all Australians DO NOT travel overseas at this time. If you are already overseas and wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. View details.
Hong Kong and Macau have imposed entry restrictions and compulsory quarantine measures on travellers from overseas. For latest update please check the official COVID-19 websites of Hong Kong and Macau.
Australia Passport Office will no longer allow glasses in passport photos taken from 1 July 2018. More about passport photos
We are deeply concerned at proposals for introducing legislation related to national security in Hong Kong. (More...)
The Australian Government has today added a new weekly flight to Hong Kong under its International Freight Assistance Mechanism. Starting today Qantas will fly from Brisbane, via Cairns, carrying 45 tonnes of seafood from Tropical North Queensland for the Hong Kong market.
Consuls-Generals of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey have commemorated Anzac Day by paying private respects at the Sai Wan War Cemetery, to those who have served in defence of their countries.
The Australian Government has launched the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IAFM) in response to freight transport challenges caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.
A continuing network of flights to four key international hubs will be established — London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Auckland — for the next four weeks to help Australians get home.
COVID-19 is affecting hundreds of thousands of Australians who are travelling abroad, disrupting their movement and in some cases making it difficult for them to return to Australia. We acknowledge that this is an anxious time for many Australians and their loved ones.
Australia is closing its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents. The entry ban takes effect from 9pm AEDT Friday, 20 March 2020, with exemptions only for Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family, including spouses, legal guardians and dependants.
In view of measures related to the Novel Coronavirus taken by the Hong Kong government to restrict travel and border crossings, we will postpone the Consular visit to Macau, this Friday 6 March. If you have an appointment, you will be contacted. If you require urgent passport renewal, please email [email protected] for advice.
Effective immediately, foreign nationals (excluding permanent residents) who are in mainland China from today forward (1 February), will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they have left or transited through mainland China.
More opportunities for Australian businesses and farmers will commence today (17 Jaunary 2020) with the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement entering into force.
Smartraveller has changed and will require those who previously subscribed for travel advice updates to Hong Kong, or any other destination, will need to subscribe again. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.
We are deeply concerned by the violence in Hong Kong and the increasing divide between the authorities and Hong Kong people.
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