Services for Australians Overseas
Important changes to Smartraveller are coming. Our new Smartraveller website will be launched in November. It will include a simpler system for getting travel advice updates and a new approach to registration.
Travellers have told us what they want most from Smartraveller is timely travel advice. We’ve listened, and we’re working on a subscription service that will deliver the latest updates to your inbox and SMS critical alerts in a crisis.
As part of the update we no longer ask Australians to register their travel before departure.
From November, Smartraveller’s registration system will activate only when there’s a crisis overseas.
The service we provide to Australians in difficulty overseas is not changing.
You’re still welcome to register your travel with Smartraveller until November.
As always, we encourage Australians overseas to stay in touch with friends and family and let them know you’re safe.
If you need immediate assistance, you can call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.
For more information on the changes, visit Smartraveller.gov.au/changes
Need help now? Find the 24-hour, 7-day a week emergency consular hotlines on this website’s home page.
We assist Australians overseas within limits. Our capacity to assist is influenced by local laws and conditions, international rules governing consular work, and by the cooperation offered by persons and organisations. This does not diminish the obligation of Australian citizens to keep themselves informed on the situation in the country likely to affect their safety or to meet costs incurred in rendering assistance.
We encourage all Australian travellers and residents in Brazil to:
Read and subscribe to the latest information from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade about travelling and living in Brazil:
- Travel Advice for Brazil
- Smartraveller Bulletins - information on special issues and events
- Tips for all travellers
Has your Australian passport been lost or stolen in Brazil? Report it online or to the Embassy. You may need to obtain an Australian passport in Brazil. More information is also available on the Australian Passports Office website.
Find handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
Aussies living in Brazil
Selected advice for Australians living in Brazil:
- Taxation issues – www.ato.gov.au
- Renewal of Driver's Licence
- International driving permits
- Birth, marriage and death certificates
- Police clearances
- Getting married in Brazil
- Authentications and apostilles
- Taking cats and dogs to Australia