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Australia

Australia is a safe and disease free country. No health certificates are needed to enter Australia and vaccinations are not required to enter unless you have come from or visited a yellow fever infected country or zone within 1 year. However, applications for permanent or long-stay visas will usually involve undergoing a health examination that includes a screening for tuberculosis. For more information on health examinations, see our visa section. prior to arrival. (Eg. South America, Africa).

Environment

Melbourne summers get very hot and the UV light is harsh. In fact, Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. So, when you are out in the sun wear sunscreen and a hat, and drink plenty of water.

Wildlife

Australia has a high number of venomous natural wildlife and dangerous marine animals (as detailed below). More so than in other countries, great care should be taken when exploring or enjoying the outdoors. If you suspect you or somebody else has been bitten by a poisonous creature do not was…