I’m going on a cruise. Do I need a visa?

Unless you are an Australian citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia if your cruise:

  • begins or ends outside Australia and it visits Australian ports
  • begins and ends in Australia, lasts for up to 30 days and visits ports in other countries.

If we approve your cruise as a ‘round trip cruise’, you will be treated as if you have not left Australia during the cruise. This means that the time you spend on the cruise will be counted as part of the time your visa allows you to stay in Australia on any given visit.

All travellers including Australian or New Zealand citizens will still need a passport or identity document on all cruises.

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