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.
The Backpacker's Budget (Cost Of living In Australia)
Budgeting for backpacking in Australia is all about getting the most out of your trip with the funds you have available. In this article we outline how to budget for backpacking around Australia including getting up to date prices for accommodation, transport, essential shopping items and day-to-day living expenses so you can budget your trip with confidence before you go.