General travel information
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Wallis and Futuna at this time.
Australians are advised to read the General advice to Australian travellers which provides general information about safety and security, local laws and customs, entry and exit requirements, health issues, travel and health insurance and consular assistance and registration.
It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health page also provides useful information for travellers on staying healthy.
Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever occur in Wallis and Futuna, especially during the warm wet months of February to May. It is strongly recommended you take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes, including using insect repellent, wearing long, losse-fitting, light coloured clothing and ensure your accmodation is mosquito proof. For further information on dengue fever see the World Health Organization's factsheet.
All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, but in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, there is a more frequent occurrence of large, destructive tsunamis because of the many large earthquakes along major tectonic plate boundaries and ocean trenches. See the Tsunami Awareness brochure.
Cyclone season is between November to April when flooding, landslides and disruptions to services can occur. However, tropical storms and cyclones may occur in other months. The direction and strength of tropical cyclones can change with little warning. Australians should monitor the storm information available from the World Meteorological Organisation Severe Weather Information Centre, the USA National Weather Service Forecast Office (American Samoa), the Humanitarian Early Warning Service, the Fiji Meteorological Service and the Samoa Meteorology Division.
If a natural disaster occurs, follow the advice of local authorities.
Where to get help
Depending on the nature of your enquiry, your best option may be to contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour operator, employer or travel insurance provider in the first instance.
The Consular Services Charter explains what the Australian Government can and cannot do to assist Australians overseas. Australia does not have a Consulate in Wallis and Futuna. You can contact the Australian Government at the Australian Consulate-General in New Caledonia for consular assistance. See contact details below:
Australian Consulate-General, Noumea
11 rue Georges Baudoux
Artillerie, Noumea, New Caledonia
Telephone: +687 27 24 14
See the Consulate-General website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.
Other useful information
All Australians travelling to Wallis and Futuna, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or on-line. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.
If the situation changes and a travel advice for Wallis and Futuna is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our e-mail subscription service.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office also issues travel advice for Wallis and Futuna.
For additional general and economic information to assist travelling in this country, see the DFAT country information webpage.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305.