All travellers to Australia, whether they are passengers or crew, must hold a valid travel document for entry or transit through Australia. Passengers will also need to complete a passenger card on arrival and departure from Australian air and sea ports.
Travel documents for entry to Australia
Everyone travelling to Australia must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality. The most common and preferred travel document is a passport, but other types of travel documents may also be accepted.
See: Travel documents for entry to Australia
Air travel provides information about entry requirements for passengers, airlines and air crew arriving by air.
Sea travel provides information about entry requirements for the shipping industry, passengers and sea crew.
Travellers arriving in and departing from Australia are required under Australian law to identify themselves and provide certain information through the completion of a passenger card.
See: Passenger cards