Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist for a few days when travelling on an Australian passport? Or will I be able to get one on arrival?
Australian Citizens do not require a visa when entering South Korea as a tourist. However, since around 2001 Australian citizens do require a visa when entering for business purposes.
A good source for visa requirements is the Star Alliance Website. For South Korea you will need to select "Korea (Rep. of)"
No us Aussies don't need anything special for South Korea if we're just tourists.
I'm Australian and in the past 2 years or so I've popped in and out of Korea about seven times I think and the process is perfectly painless.
I believe we get ninety days and another Aussie sitting next to me who's just been there also recalls it as ninety days.