Carry suitable photographic identification with you at all times while in Malaysia.
Passports are required for travel between Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak).
A number of successful and attempted kidnappings occurred in coastal areas of eastern Sabah in recent years.
In November 2016, militants based in the southern Philippines attacked a yacht in waters between eastern Sabah and the Sulu archipelago.
More information: Kidnapping You could encounter protests or demonstrations on the streets or at certain venues in Malaysia.
While rare, protest activity could lead to violence and could cause disruption to public services, including public transport, and traffic congestion.
Contact an Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of Malaysia for the most up-to-date information on visa requirements and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations).
If you violate your visa conditions or overstay your visa, you could face penalties including fines, detention and/or deportation.The Malaysian Government has increased the visibility of its response to the threat.Joint patrols by police and military are in place at public places around Kuala Lumpur, including shopping and entertainment venues.Contact the Malaysian High Commission before you travel to check the rules regarding any medicines you take. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you intend to return to Australia.If you arrive in Malaysia with less than six months validity remaining on your passport, you could be denied entry and deported – even if you intended staying for just a few days.Your passport is a valuable document and attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. Be aware of attempts to obtain access to your passport by deception.