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Travelling to Australia

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.

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.

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.