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Health & Travel info for WA holidays

Before you travel Western Australia, we recommend you familiarise yourself with health and travel information.

Travel insurance

There are so many amazing Western Australia tourist attractions and places to visit in WA that you’re sure to have a safe and happy getaway. However, things can go wrong, so it’s best to ensure you have the right travel insurance before you leave for your WA holidays.

This will help cover you financially in the event of:

  • Theft

  • Loss

  • Accidents

  • Medical issues

Be sure to confirm the policy you choose fully covers all activities you intend on doing when you travel Western Australia. Also, be sure to always keep your travel insurance policy details with you during your holidays in WA.

Vaccinations

Before leaving for WA holidays, it is best to check with your doctor and the relevant Australian Government websites to keep up–to-date with the latest vaccination information. Generally you won’t need any special immunisations or vaccinations. Learn more here.

Personal security
Australia is generally a safe destination for tourists. The general advice is to look after your personal safety and possessions in the way you would normally expect to do. Learn more here.

Poisonous animals

Australia is home to some poisonous animals that can be easily avoided by taking the right precautions:

  • Marine stingers (November to April in tropical waters)

    Swim within stinger-resistant enclosures, wear protective clothing and observe warning signs

  • Snakes and spiders

    Wear protective footwear when bushwalking and seek immediate medical attention if bitten.

Learn more here.

Sun protection

We advise you to protect your skin from Australia’s strong sun all year round. Here are some precautions you can take:

  • Protect yourself with clothing, a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses

  • Apply a high-level water resistant sunscreen

  • Seek shade

  • Follow the Australian Government’s SunSmart UV Alert

Safety when camping

When caravanning and camping in remote Western Australia, you should:

  • Ensure your vehicle is serviced and fully ready for the trip (including being equipped with multiple spare tyres)

  • Carry plenty of essentials for survival (food & water, a first aid kit, tools etc.)

  • Take care on the road (drive to the conditions and never drive tired)

  • Beware of animals on the road

  • Take note of fire bans (light fires in pits and extinguish them before leaving)

  • Always stay with your vehicle and conserve resources in the event of a breakdown.

Tourism Western Australia can provide you with information about Western Australia tourist attractions. Alternatively, browse our website to learn about visas, contact us to learn more about us and make a booking today!