We look forward to welcoming you. Here's the essential information you'll need to visit Canada, including passport and eTA requirements.
Whether you are travelling to Canada by air, land or sea, you must have a valid passport and travel documents. Please review the information below to ensure a seamless entry into the country.
Visitors from Australia must show a passport or equivalent travel document to enter Canada.
Most Australian citizens travelling for a short time don't need a visa, but do need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before flying to Canada. It is quick and easy to apply for an eTA online.
For detailed information on requirements and procedures for entering Canada, see the Government of Canada website.
To learn more about Canada customs regulations and questions you might be asked, visit the Government of Canada website.
Know Before You Go
- Key info - find everything you need to know before visiting Canada, including customs and duty, currency, measurements, time zones, languages, culture, weather and more.
- Getting around - find everything you need to know about how to get around in Canada.
If you are planning to produce film or video, you may require advanced permission and permits. Most permits are issued by the province/territory, city, park or specific attraction or venue, and filming may or may not be allowed, depending on the location and time of year.
Contact your Provincial Marketing Organization media representative to get the information you need.
If you are using a drone to film, you need to get permission first to fly your drone and then make sure you are doing so safely and legally. Please review the key information below.
- Apply to Transport Canada for a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC)
- How to fly safely and legally, plus drone regulations.
- Drone safety precautions
Driving in Canada
As long as you have a valid Australian driver's license, you can drive a car, motorcycle or RV in Canada. Be sure to bring your license with you, along with proof of auto insurance.
Read more about getting around in Canada, plus accessibility.
Parks Canada Permits
For most small-scale filming or photography in a national park, you need only to register. Parks Canada recommends registering at least 20 business days in advance. Check the Parks Canada media website for the criteria and registration form. If your project is larger in scope, you must apply for a Parks Canada film/photo permit by emailing email@example.com or contacting the park directly.