What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Australia?

  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • Yellow fever
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Australia.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Australia:

  • Hepatitis-B
  • Japanese encephalitis


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Australia?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in Australia are available of high standard.
  • Some hospitals may require cash payment.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Australia and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Australia.

Health tips while travelling to Australia:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Australia. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Australia.

Also Read: Customs followed in Australia

Last update on February 1, 10:20 pm by Nidhi S.