Packing Checklist

If you haven’t travelled before, or even if you have, our handy little packing checklist is ideal for remembering those little things you may not have thought about packing:

  • Swimmers, towel
  • Jewellery, accessories
  • Belts
  • Gloves, scarf, ties
  • Handkerchief
  • Coat, raincoat/spray jacket, umbrella
  • Shaving supplies, cosmetic supplies
  • Dressing gown, slippers
  • Socks, pantyhose, underwear
  • Camera, batteries, memory cards
  • Shoes, sneakers, walking shoes
  • Shirts, blouses, t-shirts
  • Shorts, slacks, denims
  • Dresses, skirts, sweaters
  • Suits (if required)
  • Shower cap, hairdryer, hair straightener
  • Sewing kit, travel iron
  • Sunscreen, hat
  • Sunglasses, reading glasses
  • Reading material, pen
  • Alarm clock
  • Address book
  • Mobile phone charger, travel adaptors
  • Medication
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Antibacterial wipes, tissues
  • Travel sim, phone card
  • Insect repellent

Click here to download a copy of our packing checklist to assist with your packing.

A Last Minute Checklist

Before proceeding to the airport, make sure that you have the following essential items and documents:

  • Passport - valid for at least 6 months, plus two extra passport pictures and a photocopy of your passport
  • Visas - where required
  • Departure card - filled out
  • Travel insurance policy
  • Hotel / car hire vouchers
  • Itinerary
  • Cash passport / debit card
  • Credit cards / copy of credit card numbers
  • Copy of internet banking details
  • Foreign bank notes / tipping pack
  • International driver’s licence (if required)
  • Medicines with relevant scripts and letter from doctor
  • Air/motion sickness pills
  • Camera with attachments
  • International plugs/adaptors - check electricity voltage for each country visiting
  • Extra luggage labels
  • Set up global roaming on mobile phone or purchase a travel sim
  • Register your travel plans with smartraveller.gov.au to help keep you safe and within reach

Household Checklist

  • Have you given copies of itinerary / insurance policy / phone number to relatives?
  • Who will feed the pets?
  • Who will care for the lawn and plants?
  • Refrigerator defrosted?
  • Police / security / bank / notified of absence?
  • Newspaper delivery stopped?
  • Post office holding mail?
  • House key left with neighbour?
  • All heating units checked?
  • All taps and lights checked?
  • All doors checked?