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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Italy starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Italy. All tourists entering Italian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Italian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Italian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Italian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), tobacco (1Kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% volume (10L), alcoholic beverages under 22% volume (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), tobacco (250g).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% volume (1L), alcoholic beverages under 22% volume (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Italy with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Australia and Italy
The first Italian in Australia was off Captain James Cook’s ship in 1770. Italian convicts followed at her Majesty’s pleasure in early 1800. The 1840s saw Italian convicts in Australia, and the 1850 gold rush lured even more, who settled. A commercial treaty in 1883 granted Italian residents of Australia the right to freedom of entry, travel and residence, the right to acquire and own property, and the right to carry on business activities. This brought in a steady trickle of immigrants until 1921.
After the treaty came into effect, a thin flow of Italian migration to Australia continued until 1921 when Italian immigrants staunched by U.S. restrictions rerouted to Australia. World War II saw 8000 of the allies’ prisoners of war, mostly Italians, shipped to internment camps in Australia, many of whom immigrated to Australia after the war. The sugar canes and agriculture brought more Italian immigrants over the years.
Italy is important to Australia, being the world’s eighth-largest economy, a founding member of the EU, its second-largest manufacturer and fourth-largest economy. Trade and investment between Australia and Italy is growing. The two countries cooperate on security issues, such as terrorism, and advance security capacity in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. They are of very few countries with the know-how and ambitions to collaborate as they do in the world’s key astrophysics and space projects.
Their bilateral relationship includes the following treaties and agreements: Science, Technology & Innovation. Treaty; Australians Marrying in Italy; University Co-operation Framework; Antarctica Scientific Cooperation; Air Services Agreement; Health Assistance Agreement; Extradition Treaty; Crime Mutual Assistance Treaty; Cultural Cooperation; Double Taxation; Social Security; Economic and Commercial Cooperation; Working Holiday Visa and Defence Industry Cooperation.
Italy was Australia’s 16th largest trading partner in 2017, with the combined merchandise and services trade balance favouring Italy by more than eight to one. Italian investment in Australia remains relatively small but commercial, and investment ties are growing. Australia’s investment in Italy is small and strong, focusing on urban redevelopment and energy.
Commercial opportunities for Australian companies presents in renewable energy, agribusiness and food, digital technologies, international health and education, and infrastructure and rail. Italy is a mature and growing priority market in Australian Tourism.
Italian is the fifth most identified ancestry in Australia following Australians, English, Irish and Scottish. 174,042 resident Australians were born in Italy, and 1,000,013 Australian residents are of Italian descent.
Australians will need to apply for the ETIAS pre-authorisation once it is implemented, before travelling to Italy.

List of Australian diplomatic offices in Italy

Australian Consulate in Venice, Italy

Address: CastelBrando, Via Brandolini 29, 31030 Cison di Valmarino, ItalyCheck on map

Phone: (39) 04 389761, (39) 0438 976417

Fax: (39) 04 976 000


Australian Consulate-General in Milan, Italy

Address: 3rd Floor, Via Borgogna 2, Milan 20122, ItalyCheck on map

Phone: +39 02 776 741

Fax: +39 02 776 74242



Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Friday 09:00 - 16:15

Details: H.E. Mike Rann

Australian Embassy in Rome, Italy

Address: Via Antonio Bosio, 5, 00161 Rome, ItalyCheck on map

Phone: +39 06 852 721

Fax: +39 06 8527 2300



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 05:00

Details: The Hon Mike Rann - Ambassador

List of Italian diplomatic offices in Australia

Consulate Italy in Adelaide

Address: 398 Payneham Road, Glynde, South Australia 5070Check on map

Phone: ( 61 8) 83370777

Fax: ( 61 8) 83651540g



Office Hours: 9.15 am - 1 pm (from Monday to Friday) Wednesday also in the afternoon 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Details: Consul: Mr. Tommaso Coniglio

Italian Consulate in Perth, Austalia

Address: Level 2, 1292 Hay Street, West Perth WA 6005Check on map

Phone: (08) 9322 4500

Fax: (08) 9322 9911



Office Hours: Monday - Tuesday: 9 am 1 pm Wednesday : 9 am -12 am and 2 pm - 3 pm Thursday - Friday 9 am -12 pm

Details: Consul: Mr Giorgio Taborri

Italian Consulate in Brisbane, Australia

Address: Level 8, 199 George Street - 4000 BrisbaneCheck on map

Phone: +61 7 3229 8944

Fax: +61 7 3229 8643



Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 12.00

General Consulate of Italy in Sydney, Australia

Address: The Gateway, Level 45 - 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000Check on map

Phone: 0061293927900

Fax: 0061292524830



Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am -1 pm

Details: General Consul: Mr. Bendetto Latteri

General Consulate of Italy in Melbourne, Australia

Address: 509 St.Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004Check on map

Phone: 0061398675744

Fax: 0061398663932



Office Hours: 9 am -1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm (Monday) 9 am -12 pm (Tuesday to Friday)

Details: Consul General: Mr. Marco Cordella Matacotta

Embassy of Italy in Canberra, Australia

Address: 12 Grey Street, DEAKIN - ACT - 2600Check on map

Phone: (+61 2) 6273 3333

Fax: (+61 2) 6273 4223



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 - 12.00

Details: The Ambassador: Gian Ludovico de MARTINO di MONTEGIORDANO

Medical Information

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About Italy

Capital: Rome
  • Italian;
  • German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German-speaking);
  • French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region);
  • Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

Area: 301,230 KM2
Population: 60,340,328
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +39

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug
Type L Italian 3-pin  L Italian 3-pin

Country Specific Info

Travel info for Italy