Travel registration

Whether you are travelling overseas to visit family, as a tourist, for business or to live, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade encourages you to register your plans with us before you leave Australia. The registration information you provide will help us to contact or find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as important travel advice updates, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travellers and expatriates.

Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. To ensure your information is kept safe during transmission, the Department uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Firewall technology. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available at http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html or by requesting a copy from the Department.

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Registration help

Registration assistance is available during Canberra business hours (9am to 4pm weekdays, AEST/AEDT). We will respond to voice messages and email enquiries within one business day, but you can email us or leave a voicemail message at any time. You can also register your travel plans at Australian embassies and consulates overseas.