If you plan to travel to Australia, then it is wise to make sure you are well informed and properly prepared. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Australia, most of which are not mandatory.
Australia is a very popular destination for backpackers. Many adventure seekers choose Australia as the starting or ending point for their trip around the world. If you plan to visit other countries – popular backpacker destination such as Indonesia, Thailand or Vietnam for example – before or after your visit to Australia – then you may require additional vaccinations to ensure a safe and healthy trip.
Australia is located in the southern hemisphere and includes the Australian mainland as well as some islands in both the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. The country’s climate is primarily subtropical. Exceptions are the far north, which has a tropical climate, and Central Australia with its desert climate.
Which vaccinations you require for Australia, mostly depends on which additional countries you plan to visit as part of your journey. Please also take into account other possible health risks: due to the gap in the ozone layer, it is absolutely necessary to protect yourself against bright sunlight. Our KLM Health Services nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines for Australia and are happy to tell you what other precautions you can take. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with a nurse.
Australia vaccinations: the most common risks
Our health experts have put together a list of the most common diseases and health risks in Australia. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations may be required and what additional precautions you can take.