If you intend travelling and hunting in a foreign country with your firearms there is a lot of information and documentation you need to obtain before your departure date. We provide some links to various Government authorities in popular destinations below. SCI members can also help you with advice and their experiences. Remember it is solely your responsibility to observe the firearm, ammunition and animal trophy import/export regulations in any country you visit, there could be significant penalties for non-compliance.
Australian Residents Travelling Overseas (Non-resident travellers here.)
"Newsflash" IMPORTANT ADVICE from SCI
Travel to Canada (from 1st March 2016 courtesy Travel Insider)
Citizens from all countries (except the United States) will need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization before flying to or transiting through Canada.
Travel to Europe (extract from "In The Crosshairs e-news from SCI Washington Office - 30-04-2010)
Travel to the USA
Beginning January 12, 2009, all nationals and citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries, including Australia, will need authorization to travel to the United States prior to boarding a U.S.-bound airplane or cruise ship. This authorization must be obtained online through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).
ESTA is a fully automated, electronic system for screening passengers before they begin to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme. ESTA is an approval process and not a visa.
Applications can be submitted at any time prior to travel to the United States, preferably on commencement of travel arrangements, but no later than 3 days prior to travel. Travellers who have not been approved will not be able to enter the United States.
There is no charge to complete the application, which can be completed at any time in advance of travel. Once approved, it is valid for two years.
Travel Agents are not permitted to complete the application form on behalf of the traveller and QBT will therefore direct your travellers to the official US Government website and application form:
Australians who are travelling for specific purposes like work or study may still need to obtain a visa. For more information, please go to the US Embassy, Canberra. Here is your link:
The QANTAS website also has information and a link to the ESTA process. Here is a link:
Should you have any queries, a frequently asked Question document (FAQ) can be found on the following link.
Travel to Canada
Travel to Africa
Travel to South Africa
Newsflash July 2009
Travel to Zimbabwe - Information from Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe
Travel to New Zealand
Travel to Europe
Travel to Asia
Travel to New South Wales (NSW)
Travel to the Northern Territory (NT)
Travel to Queensland (QLD)
Travel to South Australia (SA)
Travel to Tasmania (TAS)
Travel to Victoria (VIC)
Travel to Western Australia (WA)