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Travelling to Australia
Immigration and visas
All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no Visa or Immigration Office in New York. For all information, applications and addresses, contact the Australian Embassy in Washington.
Plan your trip with australia.com, the official Tourism Australia website, offering a wide range of travel information and planning tools including over 2000 images, a currency converter, daily weather updates, interactive maps, suggested holiday itineraries, holiday deals, specialist travel agents and more. Available in nine languages.
The Tourist Refund Scheme enables you to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions, of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) that you pay on goods you buy in Australia.
A gateway to information ranging from citizenship, health, settlement help for migrants, working conditions to buying a home in Australia.
Customs and quarantine
The Australian Customs Service manages the security and integrity of the Australian border and assists people and cargo to move in and out of the country.
Information for international travellers Information about what items must be declared for inspection, what happens if you fail to declare or dispose of any quarantine items or make a false declaration, what happens to siezed items and what can't be mailed to Australia.
Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia