Destination Information

Getting There

Select Vacations offers economy, & business class airfares with Air Vanuatu, Qantas Airways & Virgin Australia.

Visa & Passport

For Visa, passport, health & security advise for Australian travellers, visit the department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website: Register your details online so you’re easier to contact in case of an emergency.


The official language is Bislama, but French & English are widely spoken throughout the country.

Currency & Credit Cards

The official currency of Vanuatu is the Vatu (VUV). There are ATM’s, currency exchange and banks located at the airport and throughout the major town centres but if you are travelling to Tanna then we recommend that you exchange your money at Port Villa. Major credit cards can be used at all shops, restaurants, bars and major resorts.


Tipping is not customary and not practiced.


Vanuatu enjoys a pleasantly warm and sunny climate all year round. April to October is the dry months, whilst November to March marks the warmer season, with occasional tropical showers expected and average temperature of 29 degrees.


The Electrical current in Vanuatu is 240 volts AC50z. It uses a 3-pin power outlet identical to the Australian power adaptor.

What to Wear

Light clothes are advisable because of the tropical climate.  For women, light cotton dresses, slacks and shorts and pareos for the day and a long skirt or cool dress for evenings.  Men are most comfortable in light weight slacks and shorts and open neck shirts. Sandals or light canvas shoes are adequate.