Backpackers Packing Guide & Checklist for Backpacking Around Australia

Backpackers Packing Guide/Checklist for backpacking around Australia

If you're packing for a backpacking trip around Australia check out our packing guide for lots of ideas and tips on what to pack for your trip. Preparation is the key, so we have written a backpackers packing guide checklist to help you get started.

Essential Items Checklist for backpacking around Australia

The following packing checklist contains the most important things you will need to pack (or arrange) for backpacking in Australia. It might be a good idea to bookmark this page because there are links to a lots of really useful information about each item which explains everything in greater detail. That said, let's look at the backpacking checklist...

1) A Valid Passport

To backpack anywhere in the world you need a passport. It is advised by the Australian government that your passport is valid for at least 1 year after the leaving date of your trip.

For example, if you're going to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa for 1 year, your passport should be valid for 1 year after that visa has expired. It's a good idea because if you wanted to apply for a Working Holiday Visa Extension to have another year in Australia you will have a valid passport for this period as well.

Some people might also be visiting other countries after Australia and will need a vaild passport for that as well. So in a nut shell, your passport should be valid for as long as possible! There is lots more information on passports/visa documents in the Travel Documents for Backpacking Around Australia section.

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Appointed Person & Help from home!!!

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Travel Insurance Guide for Backpacking in Australia

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Australian Medicare Service For Backpacker's In Australia

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Travel Safety Tips (Having Fun & Staying Safe)

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