According to Henley & Partners, the top three passports to possess when travelling are from the UK, Finland and Sweden, with each of the passports allowing access to 173 countries and territories without a visa. Following in a very close second position were passports from Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg and the US, with access to 172 countries.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that while Australia may not be right up there with the others, the country didn't fall too far behind, with an Australian passport granting entry to 167 countries around the world, putting Australia in the 6th best position alongside Greece and Singapore.
The worst passport for travellers is from Afghanistan, with passport holders only being allowed entry to 28 countries without an appropriate visa.
A statement from Henley & Partners suggested the list was a good indication of how certain countries are seen in terms of status.
When travelling outside of the 167 countries, Australians are most likely asking for visas for Cambodia and Vietnam. Processes for these visas are relatively simple, but some countries do make sourcing a visa harder. An Indian visa can take several months to process, though this is set to change as it relaxes its formalities.