If you are travelling to Thailand for tourism, you may be eligible for a “visa exemption” which allows you to enter Thailand for a limited period without obtaining a visa in advance. For travel on your Australian passport, the “visa exemption” is available:
- for up to 30 days, if you arrive in Thailand through one of the international airports
- for up to 15 days, if you enter Thailand through a land border (restricted to two entries per calendar year).
For longer stays, or if you are travelling to Thailand for a purpose other than tourism (such as work or study), you’ll need to arrange a visa in advance.
Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you intend to return to Australia. You could be refused entry to Thailand, or may not be permitted to board your Thailand-bound flight, if your passport has less than six months’ validity.