Do you need a passport to fly domestic in Australia?

Updated Thu 04 Aug 2022

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Do you need a passport to fly domestic in Australia?


You’ve landed in Australia and you’re keen to start exploring the beauty this country has to offer but you want to know if your passport is needed when travelling interstate. The simple answer is nope! You don’t need a passport when flying domestic within Australia as you’re not travelling through customs or crossing any international borders. Domestic just means you’re flying from one city or town to another, all within Australia. 

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So, what do you need for interstate travel within Australia?

You just need a valid form of identification. That being your driver’s licence, proof of age card, student ID, original or certified copy of your birth certificate or citizenship document. You can also use your passport solely for ID purposes if you want to. You'll need to ensure your ID matches your flight’s booking name and boarding pass. It also wouldn’t hurt to bring your ‘COVID passport’ along too as it might keep you out of any trouble in this day and age. Oh, and don't forget your face mask!


Want to know where you should fly to within Australia?

The Whitsundays of course! The region is one (if not the most) popular tourist destinations within Australia. Teeming with white silica sandy beaches, tropical islands, warm weather, fellow travellers from all over the world, delicious cuisine and of course, it is home to the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays is a dreamy destination filled with endless fun. From sailing around the islands to skydiving above them, taking scenic flights to frightening crocodile tours, or bar hopping to nightclubbing, the Whitsundays has it all. Find out more about how to book your trip to this must-see corner of the world!

Lucky for you, the region has TWO domestic airports. One on stunning Hamilton Island where your tropical island getaway begins from the moment you step off the flight, and the other in the town of Proserpine which isn’t far from the Whitsundays’ most popular town of Airlie Beach. You can find cheap flights from Australia’s major cities like Sydney or Brisbane and fly direct to the Whitsundays! Upcoming budget airline, Bonza recently announced it will be scheduling three new routes to and from the Whitsunday Coast Airport in Proserpine that will make it even easier to travel up this way!


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For more information on domestic travel within Australia or to book your trip to our stunning Whitsundays region, call us on +61 74914 2425 or chat online today!

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