Travel Tips


When venturing off home turf the giddy sensation of freedom is wonderful, however observing some very basic rules will ensure that you enjoy a relaxing and safe trip.  Remember to follow the same basic safety techniques you use everyday and:

  • Check your luggage limit with your airline. If you exceed the limit, chances are you will be charged extra!

  • Ensure you bring enough medication and a letter from your GP if required

  • Carry valuables, such as jewellery, cameras, medications, money, traveller's cheques, travel documents, and a change of clothes in your carry on luggage in case your checked luggage is damaged, lost or stolen.

  • Label all bags with your name, address and phone number, using secure locks (and where appropriate have your luggage cling wrapped)

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings; watch the crowd

  • ALWAYS make copies of your travel itinerary; leaving one copy at home, and another separate from your luggage

  • Check your overseas medical insurance coverage: Ask your medical insurance company if your policy applies overseas, and if it covers emergency expenses.  If it does not, consider travel insurance

  • Familiarise yourself with local conditions and laws: While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws

  • Register your contact details with your local embassy for them to be able to contact you in an emergency. If you are an Australian planning to go overseas, register here>>

  • Don't leave your drink unattended

  • Wash your hands frequently - hand sanitiser is a great asset

  • Invest in a money belt to wear under your clothes

  • Jet Lag - if flying West to East stay out of the sun until a day after your arrival

  • If flying East to West, go for a brisk walk upon arrival  

  • Scuba Diving - underwater is another world of extraordinary creatures and things; make sure the company you choose is affiliated  

  • Most importantly have a fun relaxing trip whilst staying safe!

  • Check whether a visa is required for the country you are visiting or transiting through

  • For more information, visit the Australian Government's Smart Traveller website>>










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