Singapore Entry Requirements for Australian Citizens

Tourist Visa Needed


(for stays of up to 90 days)

Arrival Card Needed


Australian passport holders travelling to Singapore must meet the country’s entry requirements. This is a vital step to entering the country successfully.

This page has everything you need to know about visiting Singapore as an Australian citizen, including details on the mandatory Singapore.

Do I need a Singapore visa for Australians?

Australians do not need a visa to enter Singapore if they only plan to stay for 90 days or less.

To stay for longer than the permitted 90-days visa-free, a visa is required. This is also the case if you intend to work or study during your time in Singapore.

To get a visa for Singapore, you’ll need to contact your nearest Singapore embassy or consulate to ask about the visa application process.

Do Australian travellers require an SG Arrival Card to enter Singapore?

Though you do not need a visa to visit Singapore with your Australian passport, you still need a Singapore Arrival Card (SGAC) to pass through immigration. This is a mandatory document for all nationalities, even Singaporeans.

The SG Arrival Card is an electronic service that’s used to share crucial travel and identity details with the government of Singapore regarding each passenger.

In the past, a disembarkation/embarkation card for Singapore was used. This system used paper and has been replaced by the electronic SGAC which is much more convenient, safer, and kinder to the environment.

How can an Australian citizen obtain a Singapore Arrival Card?

You can obtain your SG Arrival Card in a few minutes using the simple SGAC online application form.

All you need to do is follow these 3 steps:


    1- Fill in the application form


    2- Pay the processing fee


    3- Receive the Arrival Card by email

What documents do Australian SGAC applicants need?

You’ll need to have the following items prepared to start the Singapore Arrival Card application:

  • Australian passport
  • Email address
  • Debit or credit card

Depending on your individual circumstances you may also need to show 1 or more of the following:

  • Proof of return or onward tickets
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to cover your stay
  • Proof of vaccines

Register your trip to Singapore with the Australian embassy

Australian nationals can plan a safer trip to Singapore by registering their trip.

Before you go: Get the travel advisory updates by email to help you prepare for your trip. You’ll receive the latest information on:

  • Safety concerns
  • Health risks
  • Local laws

During your stay: Get critical information quickly in an emergency situation.

With, it’s easy to register. Click the option ‘Embassy Registration’ on the SG Arrival Card payment page, and you’ll be signed up automatically. There’s an additional fee for this service.

Travel to Singapore from Australia

Travelling from Australia to Singapore typically involves flying, due to the distance between the 2 countries. Here's a step-by-step process to help you plan your trip:

Decide your departure city

Depending on where you live in Australia, there could be direct flights available to Singapore. Most major cities, such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, have direct flights to Singapore.

Book your flight

Choose a reputable airline for your journey. Airlines like Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Scoot, and Jetstar often have direct flights between Australian cities and Singapore.

Prepare your documents

Ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of arrival in Singapore. Additionally, you may need a visa depending on the purpose and duration of your visit.

Plan your stay

Plan your stay in Singapore taking into account the latest official travel advice. If you’ve registered with the embassy, you’ll receive important information by email.

How long are Australian nationals allowed to stay in Singapore?

Singapore’s visa policy, and not the Singapore Arrival Card, determines how long foreign travellers from Australia can stay in the country.

If you’re planning to visit just for tourism purposes you can stay in Singapore for up to 90 days without a visa.