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Travelling to Australia

Travelling to Australia

 

All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or electronic travel authority  before travelling to Australia.

 

All Australian citizens must enter and exit Australia on an Australian passport. Your Australian passport must be valid (not expired) on the day of your arrival in Australia. It does not need to have six months remaining validity to enter Australia unless you are passing through a third country that requires it. Citizens are not entitled to a visa, even if you are also a citizen of another country. Please see the Department of Home Affairs website for more information. 

 

Travellers entering Australia from China, Hong Kong, and Macau from 5 January​ 2023 must provide a negative covid test undertaken within a 48-hour period prior to the day of their scheduled departure for Australia.

 

For more information on COVID-19 and the border, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

 

Tourism

 

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.

 

Tourist Refund Scheme

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.

 

 

Customs and Quarantine

 

The Australian Department of Home Affairs manages the security and integrity of the Australian border and assists people and cargo to move in and out of the country.

 

Learn more on importing goods to Australia.

 

The Department of Home Affairs provides information about items that can and can't be brought to Australia. This includes information on restricted goods which may be brought into Australia with written permission.

 

If you have a specific question, please contact the Department of Home Affairs.

 

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia

 

 

Jobs in Australia

This Australian mission is not able to assist people in finding employment in Australia.