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Travel health, vaccines and safety in Australia

Safety in Australia:

There is no public safety problem in Australia... but nature is another story! The main risks are:

  • Crocodiles in Kakadu, Cape Tribulation and Cairns.
  • Jellyfish in Queensland between September and May.
  • Sharks on the coasts of Sydney and Melbourne.

In any event, heed warning signs and don't swim in rivers, ponds or the ocean if you are advised not to. If you have any doubt, it's better to be safe than sorry! 

Vaccines for travelling to Australia:

None. Unless you were in a country infected with yellow fever 6 days before entering Australia, vaccines are not required. In case you have, you will need to demonstrate you have been vaccinated against yellow fever. See list of countries with yellow fever.