Traveling to Australia and New Zealand with Food Allergies

Sydney Harbour, Australia

Traveling to Australia and New Zealand with food allergies is absolutely possible with some planning! Australia is one of my favorite places in the world. I studied abroad there in college, dated someone from there before I ever lived there, and have been back twice since living there. Below are blog posts about Australia and New Zealand (another favorite).

In Australia, there are nine top food allergens that must be declared on packages. This includes:

  1. cereals containing gluten
  2. peanuts
  3. tree nuts (not including coconut)
  4. milk
  5. fish
  6. shellfish
  7. egg
  8. soybean
  9. sesame seed
*Sulphites are also labeled in concentrations of 10mg/kg or more

There are many packaged foods that you will find with advisory labeling, such as “may contain…” or “manufactured in that same facility…” These statements are not required and are voluntary, like in most areas of the world that have these statements.
 

Australia and New Zealand are located in Oceania.

English is the language mainly spoken.

Make sure to bring a chef card in English for dining out.

Australia: Australian dollar (AUD)

New Zealand: New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Australia: 000 is the emergency number for police, fire and ambulance

New Zealand: 111 is the emergency number for police, fire and ambulance

TRAVELING TO AUSTRALIA WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

 

TRAVELING TO NEW ZEALAND WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

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