If you’re an Australian citizen planning a trip to Brazil, you may be wondering what visa requirements you’ll need to fulfil to enter the country. If you can’t wait to get started on your adventure, you’ll want to make sure you’re clued up on the latest guidelines and entry requirements before you start planning your trip.
The good news is, Australians can now travel to this country visa-free for short stays. For Australians visiting the country for tourist, artistic, sports or business purposes, for a period of up to 90 days in a 180-day period, you are not required to obtain travel authorisation to gain entry. This applies to travellers who are transiting through the country, too.
There have been a lot of changes in recent years regarding the Brazil visa policy, so read on for the latest advice for Australian citizens.
- 1 Is There a Brazil Visa for Australian Passport Holders?
- 2 Brazil Entry Requirements for Australian Citizens
- 3 Do Australian Visitors Need to Pay to Enter Brazil?
- 4 Tips for Travelling to Brazil From Australia
- 5 Where Is the Australian Embassy in Brazil?
- 6 Brazil Visa for Australian Citizens FAQs
- 7 More Information About Travelling to Brazil
Is There a Brazil Visa for Australian Passport Holders?
Up until recently, Australian citizens required travel authorisation to enter the country, but now they do not.
This is good news if you’re hoping to explore all this country has to offer, as you will be granted automatic access to stay in the country for tourist, business, artistic or sports purposes for up to 90 days. Plus, this can be extended once for the same period, providing you do not exceed more than 180 days in the country in any 12-month period.
If you would like to apply for an extension beyond 90 days, you will be referred to the Federal Police of Brazil. If you meet the requirements, you will be given an extension for up to another 90 days to make a total of up to 180 days.
Brazil Entry Requirements for Australian Citizens
As mentioned previously, Australian citizens who possess a valid passport are not required to obtain a visa for short stays in the country. Australians, Brits, Canadians and citizens of New Zealand are among those who can enter Brazilian territory visa-free for up to 90 days. However, there are a few entry requirements to bear in mind if you are planning on travelling here.
First and foremost, ensure that your passport is valid for your trip with at least 6 months validity remaining. If your passport is due to expire before then, you’ll need to renew it before your book your journey.
To ensure your trip runs smoothly, make sure your passport is:
- Valid for at least another 6 months from your departure date.
- A valid passport that is not damaged or mutilated.
If you’re visiting without a visa, you must make sure that you do not engage in paid or unpaid work. If you’re travelling for tourism, business, sports or artistic purposes, you are strictly prohibited from engaging in work. Travellers who do not follow the rule and engage in work are at risk of being deported from the country.
Do Australian Visitors Need to Pay to Enter Brazil?
For Australian travellers, there are no direct costs associated with entry into the country because you are not required to obtain a visa prior to travel. Citizens of select countries, including Australia, are visa-exempt and only require a valid passport to enter.
Tips for Travelling to Brazil From Australia
The country is one the most popular and most visited in the Americas. It is no surprise that tourists continue to visit in high numbers, with over 7,000 km of coastlines, the bustling cities of São Paulo, Salvador and Recife, the impressive Iguaçu Falls, the beaches of Florianópolis and Ubatuba, and the sprawling Amazon Rainforest.
The fastest and easiest way to travel here is to fly. Flight time between Brasilia and Sydney is around 24 hours, with the fastest flight taking approximately 21 hours. Services are operated by LATAM Chile and Qantas.
This vast country contains much to see and do, and you can connect to other cities easily including Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, Rio and São Paulo by flying to and from most major cities.
Where Is the Australian Embassy in Brazil?
If you need consular assistance, then you can contact the Australian Embassy located in Brasilia or the Australian Consulate located in São Paulo.
The embassy’s full address is: St. de Embaixadas Sul 801 – Brasilia, Federal District, 70200-010, Brazil.
The embassy is open 8.30 am – 5 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30 am – 4.30 pm on Fridays.
The Consulate General of Australia in São Paulo is located at: Alameda Santos, 700, 9th floor, Unit 92, EdifÍcio Trianon Corporate – Cerqueira César, Brazil.
Visitors to the Consulate are requested to make an appointment prior to visiting. Passport and Notarial and Document services are by appointment only from 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Monday – Friday except public holidays.
All visa, immigration and citizenship enquiries should be directed to the Visa Section at the Australian Embassy (details listed above).
Brazil Visa for Australian Citizens FAQs
Below you will find answers to some common FAQs.
Can All Australian Nationals Travel to Brazil?
Yes, Australian nationals can travel to Brazil visa-free for short stays, including for tourist and business purposes, for up to 90 days. For Australian citizens, travelling here for short stays is usually a straightforward process.
Is It Safe for Australian Citizens to Travel to Brazil?
In general, Brazil is relatively safe for Australian visitors and tourists, with the majority of visits being trouble-free. However, crimes involving tourists may sometimes occur, such as non-violent pickpocketing or mugging incidents.
In most cases, tourists do not encounter these issues, but it is wise to practice precautions in urban areas, in particular in urban areas including Salvador, Recife and Rio de Janeiro.
What Do I Need to Know Before Travelling From Australia?
The Brazilian real is the official currency, abbreviated to BRL. It has been the legal tender here since 1994 and is among the strongest currencies in the whole of Latin America. Currently, there are 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavo coins, 1 real coins and notes of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 reais.
Getting cash is usually an easy process, with several banks and ATM services throughout major cities. However, if you are visiting rural communities, it’s wise to have cash to pay for goods where cards are not accepted.
More Information About Travelling to Brazil
Want to read up on this fascinating country before your trip? For a range of facts and information to get you started, check out our Visit Brazil page to brush up on your knowledge before you go.