An old adage suggests you should travel with half as many clothes and twice as much money. We've created this packing list from suggestions made by our travellers. While no two people are the same, consider it a starting point. Download checklist


  1. Passport (check its expiry!) and Visas
  2. Tickets (particularly e-Tickets)
  3. Travel Insurance (of course!)
  4. Photocopies of 1, 2 and 3
  5. Itinerary (airline, train, bus, accommodation bookings etc.)
  6. Mobile Phone - even if you aren't going to use it as a phone, it's most likely also your contact list and is great to have in an emergency
  7. Address book and list of important contacts or numbers
  8. Pack, Backpack, suitcase ... something to pack everything in!
  9. Notebook 
  10. Pens - lots of immigration forms to fill in


  1. Boots
  2. Bra (sports and regular)
  3. Dress shirts
  4. Dresses
  5. Hat
  6. Handkerchief
  7. Jacket
  8. Jeans
  9. Light jacket
  10. Long sleeve shirts
  11. Raincoat
  12. Safety pins
  13. Sarong
  14. Scarf
  15. Sewing kit
  16. Shoes
  17. Shorts
  18. Ski or Sunglasses
  19. Ski clothes
  20. Skirts
  21. Sneakers
  22. Socks
  23. Suits
  24. Sweater or fleece
  25. Swimming gear
  26. T-shirts
  27. Thongs
  28. Trousers
  29. Underwear

Travel Insurance Essentials

  1. Passport (valid at least 6 months after return date as there are some countries that require this)
  2. Visa (you may need a specific visa depending on where you are travelling to. Some examples include digital nomad visas, tourist visas, and Schengen Visa). Make sure you check the visa requirements for all destinations you’re visiting and that you have the right paperwork ready before you get on the plane whenever it’s required.
  3. National ID card
  4. Valid Driver’s Licence and/or international drivers permit (if you are planning on driving or riding a scooter or motorcycle)
  5. Vaccination certificates (you will need to provide valid proof whether hard copy or digital if this is compulsory for your destination. Note: different countries require different vaccination certificates before entry)
  6. Medication certificate and prescription documents (if you have a pre-existing medical condition or you’re pregnant you may need to have prescription medication with you. If this is the case, make sure you have a letter from your doctor confirming you need to be bringing specific medication with you. If travelling with children or babies, ensure you plan ahead for any vaccinations they may need.
  7. Make copies of your original travel documents and keep receipts of any valuables you have purchased in case you need to make a claim.
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Some handy travel insurance tips for your next trip:

  1. Some countries require travellers to have travel insurance that covers medical costs associated with treating COVID-19 and other diseases. You should consider purchasing travel insurance if you need adequate cover for you and your family. For example, you may need travel insurance cover for trip cancellation, medical emergencies, baggage and valuable theft or damage, natural disasters, trip delays and interruptions, just to name a few
  2. Always refer to the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website for current travel alerts affecting your chosen destinations before you buy a policy, before you leave Australia, and during your travels
  3. Make sure you correctly choose the right trip dates, age limit, and level of cover.
  4. Ensure all your destinations are covered
  5. Make sure you understand what a pre-existing medical condition is under our policies
  6. Some activities and sports may require an extra level of cover or may not be covered
  7. Make sure you clearly understand the benefit limits and the excess as per the level of cover you've selected
  8. Understand that there will be General Exclusions in your cover for things you won't be covered for under any circumstances
  9. If you’ve purchased a TID policy, we would advise that you print a hard copy of the Certificate of Insurance (COI) and have it with you when travelling. You can also have a digital copy of your COI document on your phone, laptop, or cloud storage
  10. If you are travelling with toddlers or babies, make sure you have copies of their birth certificates as proof of identity.


  1. Anti-bacterial cream
  2. Clothes line
  3. Comb or brush
  4. Contraceptives
  5. Contact lens equipment or glasses
  6. Cotton buds
  7. Dental floss
  8. Deodorant
  9. Fingernail clippers
  10. Lip balm
  11. Make-up
  12. Mirror
  13. Moisturiser (face and body)
  14. Nail clippers
  15. Razors
  16. Shampoo and conditioner
  17. Shaving cream
  18. Soap
  19. Sunscreen
  20. Tampons and pads
  21. Toothbrush, toothpaste

For Travel with Children

  1. Baby milk bottle
  2. Baby food
  3. Baby powder
  4. Baby Backpack
  5. Baby Wipes
  6. Bibs
  7. Birth certificate
  8. Changing mat
  9. Children's books
  10. Children's pain reliever (Panadol)
  11. Colouring books
  12. Crayons
  13. Doll
  14. Dummies / Pacifiers
  15. Extra clothes
  16. Food/snacks
  17. Formula
  18. Kid-friendly camera
  19. Nappies / Diapers (lots)
  20. Stroller
  21. Sun hat
  22. Toys
  23. Water Bottles

Useful Travel Accessories

  1. Batteries
  2. iPad or Kindle
  3. Water bottle
  4. Camera - plus spare flash cards, battery charger and spare batteries
  5. Combo or key locks
  6. Day pack or shoulder bag
  7. Plastic Cup
  8. Eating utensils
  9. Electrical adapter and plug converter
  10. Flashlight or torch - plus spare batteries
  11. Guidebook
  12. Inflatable travel pillow
  13. International driving license
  14. Mosquito net
  15. Padlock (not for your bags but for your room)
  16. Passport photos (spare ones)
  17. Photocopies of important documents in case they are stolen
  18. Pillow or pillowcase to stuff with clothes
  19. Plastic bags
  20. Sleeping bag & mat
  21. Swiss Army knife (Don't put it in your hand luggage as it will be confiscated)
  22. Towels - small and quick drying types are the best
  23. Travel alarm clock
  24. Universal sink plug
  25. Umbrella
  26. Wet wipes/Baby wipes - Fantastic for cleaning hands before eating
  27. Ziplock bags - The freezer ones are usually the best

First Aid Kit

  1. Band aids
  2. Compression bandages
  3. Diarrhoea tablets
  4. Gauzes
  5. Insect and/or mosquito repellent
  6. Iodine/hydrogen peroxide
  7. Prescription Medicines
  8. Motion sickness tablets
  9. Paracetemol
  10. Replacement/rehydration salts sachets
  11. Small scissors
  12. Tweezers
  13. Water purifying tablets
  14. Yellow Fever certificate or International Certificate of Vaccination


  1. ATM card (Maestro or Cirrus logos on the back are most widely accepted)
  2. Cash in the local currency of your arrival destination
  3. Credit card (Visa or Mastercard are most widely accepted)
  4. Money belt (inside and hidden not outside your clothes)