Australian Embassy

Travel Advice and Registering Your Travel

Smartraveller: Travel Advice for Australians

To help Australians avoid difficulties overseas, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade publishes travel advice for over 160 destinations, including Thailand, on The site has information on the risks you might face while travelling and other useful information on a wide range of topics to help you make informed decisions about when and where to travel.

Country-specific travel advice contains important information that you should be aware of when planning an overseas trip. There’s useful advice on local laws, health issues, crime, and an indicative rating of the security situation of that country. Security conditions can change quickly so monitor the Travel Advice closely prior to your departure.

We encourage you to “subscribe” to the Travel Advice via the website to receive an e-mail whenever there is a change to the DFAT Travel Advice for Thailand

Register your travel plans

We encourage all Australians travelling or residing overseas to register their travel and contact information with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

You can register online at, or via the “Register Your Travel” facility on the Smart Traveller website

The information you provide will help us to contact you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family issue. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as a change in level to the Government’s Travel Advice or information on Federal elections.