Australia

Border Force grants 3,000 exemptions to overseas travel ban

Despite approving 2,937 requests for overseas travel, over 1,000 applications have been denied in...

PM outlines roadmap for return of domestic, overseas travel

Travel within Australia is set to resume in stages, followed by a trans-Tasman 'travel bubble', a...

Trans-Tasman travel to resume "as soon as it is safe": PMs

The Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand work to establish a ‘safe travel zone’ between t...

Who is exempt from Australia's international travel ban?

While Australia is restricting citizens and permanent residents from overseas travel, there are s...

Australia quarantines all arriving international passengers

International passengers touching down in Australia from Sunday will be sequestered in hotels for...

Coronavirus lockdown: Australia closes its borders

Australia's borders will be shut to all foreign visitors, with only Australian citizens and resid...

AU Gov't: do not travel overseas, to any destination

For the first time in history, Smartraveller is upgrading its advice for every destination in the...

NZ halts trans-Tasman business trips with new entry rules

“New Zealand will have the widest ranging and toughest border restrictions of any country in the ...

Australian Gov't advises against almost all overseas travel

Smartraveller is updating its advice for every country in the world to "reconsider your need to t...

SmartGate: immigration without border inspectors

If you like the self-service nature of Qantas' Next-Gen Check-in, you'll want to try out the Aust...

Data roaming 95% cheaper than Australian telcos

The walls around global roaming costs continue to tumble down, with a new data roaming service av...

Telco drops global roaming truth bomb

A New Zealand telco has slashed its data roaming rates to Australia, the UK and the USA by 90 per...

AU/NZ govts to discuss global roaming rip-off

The Australian and New Zealand governments will investigate ways to address the high cost of usin...

Avoid global roaming data fees in 32 countries

A new service is offering unlimited mobile internet access in 32 countries around the world for a...

Regus opens new serviced offices in North Sydney

Regus is speading its Sydney footprint with the opening of the city’s tenth business centre...

UPDATE: AU govt says no tsunami risk to Australia

UPDATE 7:05PM: The Australian government has acknowledged the magnitude 8.5 earthquake in Japan b...

Hotels dump points, "experiences" instead

A consortium of 300 hotels has launched an interesting new loyalty program that provides experien...

Adina Apartment Hotel, Surry Hills, Sydney

As nice as luxury hotel rooms are, they often lack some of the primary comforts of home: a big so...