Added 13th November 2019 - Updated 9th February 2020

Australia continues to battle serious bush fires across multiple regions. Authorities in some regions have declared a State of Emergency and ordered road closures and evacuations. Poor air quality can occur some distance from the sites of the fire and provoke respiratory conditions. If you are in or near an affected area or planning any travel, stay safe, monitor TV news, radio and social media channels for updates, and follow the instructions and advise of local authorities.

In the event of emergency, always dial Triple Zero (000)

At present all flights are operating as usual. Please re-confirm your flight with your airline directly at least 72 hours before departure, by visiting their website and checking that your flight is running on the same day and at the same time. 

Please follow the travel advice of your Government:




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STA Travel are monitoring this situation and updates will be added to this Travel Advice page.

Anyone with concerns about travel in this area should contact their Booking Store for advice.