Cook Islander visa for Australian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Australian passport holders visiting Cook Islands for a short-term stay: 31 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Australian citizens to enter Cook Islands for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 31 days
Evisa Cook Islands e-visa for Australian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Cook Islands visa on arrival for Australian citizens Not Available

Cook Islands tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Australian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Cook Islands.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Cook Islands.

If you are looking for Cook Islands visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Australia, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Cook Islands nearest your place of residence.

  • Auckland: The Consulate General of in Auckland, ~ 2312.98 kilometers (1437.22 mi) away from Canberra, Australia. (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 57 minutes).
  • Wellington: The High Commission of in Wellington, ~ 2326.33 kilometers (1445.51 mi) away from Canberra, Australia. (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 57 minutes).

Cook Islands visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Cook Islands diplomatic mission offices to Australia for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Australia traveling to Cook Islands from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Australia) estimated Change (%)
2015 25,912 N/A

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Cook Islands & Australia comparison

Cook Islands's area is approximately 240 km2 (92 sq mi), while the area of Australia is approximately 7,682,300 km2 (2,966,151 sq mi). This means Australia is 32009.58 times bigger than Cook Islands.

As of September 2021, Cook Islands's population is ~18711 people - 47,327,238 fewer people than the population of Australia.

We have highlighted Cook Islands & Australia’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Cook Islands Australia Difference
Population (est 2021) 18,711 47,345,949 47.3 million fewer people live in Cook Islands than Australia
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 0 136 Cook Islands has 136 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Australia.
Travel freedom (2021) 13 130 Cook Islands passport holders visit 117 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 3 319 Cook Islander hosts 316 fewer foreign missions than Australia.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Australia travel to Cook Islands in one year?

The number of visitors from Australia visiting Cook Islands in 2015 was approximately 25,912.

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