Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2017, 13:59 NZST
  • Still current at: 21 August 2017

Some Risk

There is some risk to your security in Australia due to the threat of terrorism and we advise caution.

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Terrorism
New Zealanders travelling and living in Australia are advised to take account of the terror threat level assigned by Australian authorities when making travel decisions. The current national threat system assesses the likelihood of an act of terrorism occurring in Australia as ‘Probable’ (level three on a five level scale).

Australia remains a target of terrorist interest, both from international terror groups and from domestic-based extremists. Credible intelligence, assessed by Australian authorities indicates that individuals or groups have developed both the intent and capability to conduct a terrorist attack in Australia.

New Zealanders in Australia are advised to monitor the media for information about threats to safety and security and follow any instructions issued by local authorities.

General travel advice
New Zealanders making short-term visits to Australia are advised to take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy. While we have a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia which entitles New Zealand residents to emergency hospital treatment, the agreement does not cover out-of-hospital medical treatment including services like ambulance cover, medical evacuations and elective treatment including doctors' visits.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Australia are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

See our Going to Australia section.

Travel tips


The New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia

Street Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT 2600 Telephone +61 2 6270 4211 Fax +61 2 6273 3194 Email nzhccba@bigpond.net.au Web Site http://www.mfat.govt.nz/australia Hours Mon - Fri 0845 - 1700 hours

New Zealand Consulate-General Melbourne, Australia

Street Address Level 4, 45 William Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia Postal Address GPO 2014, Melbourne, VIC 3001 Telephone +61 3 9678 0201 Fax +61 3 9678 0204 Email melbourne.consulate@nzte.govt.nz Web Site https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/contact-us/australia-pacific/melbourne/#enquiry Hours Mon-Fri 0900-12.30, 1330-1600 hrs

New Zealand Consulate-General Sydney, Australia

Street Address Level 22, 20 Bond Street, Sydney, 2000, New South Wales Postal Address GPO Box 365, Sydney, NSW 2001 Telephone +61 2 9270 5900 Fax +61 2 9270 5999 Email nzcgsydney@bigpond.com Hours Mon-Fri 0900-1230 hrs and 1330-1600 hrs

New Zealand Honorary Consulate Western Australia, Australia

Street Address 1 Sleat Road Applecross WA 6153 Telephone (08) 9364 1700 Fax (08) 9329 3603 Email info@nzconsulateperth.com Hours Mon - Fri 08.00 - 1700 pm

See our regional advice for Australia

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New Zealand High Commission Australia

Street Address
140 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT 2600

Telephone: +61 2 6270 4211

Fax: +61 2 6273 3194

Email: nzhccba@bigpond.net.au

Website: http://www.mfat.govt.nz/australia

Hours: Mon - Fri 0845 - 1700 hours

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