Travelling to Australia
Migration and visas
All travellers and intending migrants, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or electronic travel authority before travelling to Australia. Read more here.
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.
Check here for information about what items must be declared for quarantine inspection, what happens if you fail to declare or dispose of any quarantine items or make a false declaration, and what happens to seized items. Click here for information about what must not be mailed to Australia.
Australia has introduced measures in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including asking all incoming travellers to complete a Travel History Card on arrival. Read more here.
Tourism and other information about Australia
See our About Australia page for information about Australian people, culture, industry and more.
Plan your trip with the official Tourism Australia website, which offers a wide range of travel information and planning tools including over 2000 images, a currency converter, daily weather updates, interactive maps, suggested holiday itineraries, information about specialist travel agents and more. Information is 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) paid on goods you buy in Australia.
Embassies and consulates in Australia
See here for an alphabetical list of consulates and embassies in Australia.