Your passport to staying connected when you travel
Heading overseas? Activate an International Roaming Day Pass on your current mobile plan: it's just the ticket for keeping in touch with family and friends while you’re holidaying overseas.
What is international roaming?
International roaming means you can travel abroad while continuing to use your familiar phone service. No SIM swapping required to use data or to call and text with your Australian mobile number.
When you're on a Telstra mobile plan, simply activate your International Roaming Day Pass in the My Telstra app and you're good to go.
Why travel with a Day Pass?
Roam in over 70 countries
Love travel? International Roaming is available in over 70 countries on a Day Pass. Costs and services differ, depending on the travel zone.
Track your usage and costs
Check how much data you still have left on your daily allowance or Data top-up, and keep track of what you'll be paying on your next bill. All in the My Telstra app.
No swapping SIMs
Forget waiting in a long airport queue to buy a local SIM card. Activate your International Roaming Day Pass from the comfort of the My Telstra app.
Keep your number
With a Day Pass, you'll keep your number so it's easy for family and friends to stay in touch. You'll also be able to keep receiving texts with one-time passcodes to log in to accounts with 2-step verification.
What's included in Day Pass?
Access 500MB of data per day and unlimited calls and texts in eligible destinations. Countries are zoned according to what services are available.
$5 a day
New Zealand only. 500MB data, unlimited calls + SMS
$10 a day
500MB data, unlimited calls + SMS
$10 a day
Unlimited calls + SMS
Gone over your 500MB Day Pass daily allowance? We'll SMS to give you the option of topping up.
$10 for 1GB
Valid for 31 days
Eligible Day Pass destinations
International Roaming is available in over 70 destinations. If you exceed your Day Pass daily limit, we'll send you an SMS reminder and include an option to top you up with 1GB of data for $10 (valid for 31 days).
These eligible destinations apply to customers on an Upfront Mobile Plan. If you are not on an Upfront Plan, your eligible destinations may differ. Not sure if you're on an Upfront Plan? Check out our handy FAQ.
Zone 2 - unlimited calls, SMS & 500MB data
- Czech Republic
- East Timor (Leste)
- Hong Kong
- Isle of Man
- Papua New Guinea
- Russian Federation
- Saudi Arabia
- Slovak Republic
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
Zone 3 - unlimited calls & SMS only
Zone 1 - Unlimited Calls, SMS and 500MB Data
- New Zealand
Don't see your destination?
Activating your Day Pass
Phone home, access Wi-Fi and flood your socials with dreamy travel pics: Day Pass lets you do it all. Manage it through the My Telstra app, so you have a good idea of usage and upcoming bill cost.
If your daily Day Pass limit runs out, you'll get a text with the option for a 1GB data top-up that stays active for 31 days. Already have an active Data top-up? You'll automatically switch to it once you've hit your daily Day Pass data limit.
Ready for take off?
Your Day Pass takes between 15 minutes and 2 hours to activate and you'll receive a text once it's active. You'll only begin paying once you start using your device at your destination. The Day Pass expires within 24 hours of you first using it. This includes data, such as downloading emails or updating your socials.
Other ways to access international roaming
Pay-as-you-go on your phone plan
On eligible plans, you can use International Roaming on a PAYG basis. Use your service in over 200 destinations and when you, arrive, we’ll send you an SMS, advising the rates you’ll pay.
It’s our responsibility to let you know that PAYG means your costs will be significantly higher - $3 for every MB of data your phone uses. To give you an idea of how quickly costs can escalate, this is around 1.5MB for every minute of social media time.
To avoid bill shock after you return home, deselect ‘International Roaming’ in the My Telstra app. You can also use your phone abroad by removing your Telstra SIM card and buying a local Telco SIM, or simply tapping into local Wi-Fi hotspots.
Prepaid International Roaming Pack
Our Pre-Paid International Roaming Packs allow you to purchase data for both calls and internet, and they're valid for 30 days.
They include a single SIM card that adapts to all sizes: standard, micro and nano. Once you've purchased your Pre-Paid International Roaming Pack, you can activate it on either a Pre-Paid Mobile plan or Pre-Paid Mobile Casual plan and start using it overseas.