An island country and continent in the Southern Hemisphere, located in the south-west Pacific Ocean. A Commonwealth state with a population of ~23 million. Colonization began in 1788 by the British.

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Overstay in uk for 18 months and want to visit Australia [on hold]

I overstayed in uk on a student visa for about 18 months but tried for an extension when my visa expired and was rejected as I couldn't pay my uni fee. I'm married now and he wants to take me on a ...
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What does the Australian eVisitor visa allow you to do in terms of leaving and re-entering?

Since I am a French citizen I can apply for the eVisitor (subclass 651) visa. However, there is something that seems a bit ambiguous. On the Australian government website it is written that with this ...
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Passport not stamped on arrival in Australia

I am traveling to Australia first time. My departure date is stamp on my passport from my country. I landed on Perth and gone through all the immigration process than I fly to Sydney through domestic ...
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Are six and twelve month multiple entry Chinese tourist visas currently being issued in Australia?

In the past couple of years I've tried to obtain multiple entry visas for China while on the road in Laos and Vietnam. I discovered that although they documented multiple entry visas on their web ...
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Over the counter medicines [duplicate]

We are going to Australia for a 3 month visit in a months time. I have all the documents for my prescribed meds, but I'm confused about the over the counter meds. Can I just buy them or do I have to ...
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Should I plan a single route across Australia or split them with a flight?

I'm considering migrating to Australia, but before I can make that decision I want to explore the country. I've set my sights on Perth, but relocating through my employment will probably see me ending ...
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Can I travel to Australia on the eVisitor visa for a short-term period of studying? If not, what visa can I use?

I'm an italian M.Sc. student. I have an agreement with a professor of the Australian National University for performing (part of) my master thesis abroad. I will have to stay in Australia for less ...
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Dual nationality UK Australian passport use [duplicate]

I have dual nationality UK and Australian. I am going to Australia in August and I know that I must use my Australian passport to enter Australia but after that I am totally confused. Do I leave uk ...
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What is the difference between the Australian 600 and 601 visas, for people who are eligible for both?

I'm traveling to Australia in July and I've been looking into getting a visa. I see two visa options, a 600 and a 601 that appear to be appropriate (I'm going for leisure and not for work). The 600 ...
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Flying With Uncharged Laptop

I've been living in Australia for the past few months and during that time my laptop charger broke. I haven't bought another one because I have a spare charger back home and haven't seen the need to ...
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ETA Australia after travel ban [closed]

I previously overstayed a visa in Australia and for which I received a 3 year ban. The ban period has ended. I have applied for and been granted an ETA visa. The visa took 4 days for its approval. ...
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What kind of clothing will not get me kicked off a flight?

Although I do not find anything odd about the clothing on this person (might be considered NSFW), I find it surprising that a pilot can ask a passenger to change their clothes before letting them on. ...
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Applying for a visitor visa to Australia from New Zealand. Is medical exam required for a 3 day stay?

I am flying to Melbourne in July for a 2 day conference and want to take my spouse with me. I'm a NZ citizen from birth. However, she is still on a working visa with multiple re-entry rights to NZ ...
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Sending dried fruits to Australia through courier [closed]

I have sent 1kg of dried fruits as a gift to a friend from New Zealand to Australia. I DECLARED them in customs form when sending parcel through New Zealand post. But now some one now tells me that ...
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Importing a kangaroo scrotum wallet to the United States

Due to a long story, I'd like to bring an authentic Australian kangaroo nutsack wallet as a gag gift to a colleague in Seattle, Washington: But can I legally import this, and do I need to declare ...
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What is the longest and/or most expensive trip on an Opal card?

What's the longest duration (actual travel, not waiting for connections), longest distance, or most expensive, trip that's available for free once 8 trips have been taken on an opal card? A trip ...
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How do i verify my Australia visit visa either valid or not without reference number [duplicate]

I applied my visit visa through an agency but what i got is i got no reference number.So, how do I know that my visa is valid or not? The agency said the information given was direct respond from ...
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I want to travel Australia, how can I get visa without passport?

If I have no passport and I want to travel Australia, is it possible? If yes then what is the process for that ? If compulsory required passport, then how I can get urgent passport in India and what ...
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Buying a car in Australia or New Zealand as a non-resident? [closed]

Is it possible to buy, register and insure a car by a tourist (i.e. non-resident citizen of another country that entered on a tourist visa) in Australia or New Zealand? I was thinking about buying a ...
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Exchanging US dollars for Australian Dollars [duplicate]

Traveling to Australia, where is best place to exchange money? US Bank? Airport in LAX? SLC airport or in Australia
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From which point near the NSW/QLD border does it become legal for pedestrians to walk along the M1 (Pacific Highway)?

Two days ago I was hitchhiking back to Sydney from Queensland. I'm sure it's legal to walk along the M1, Pacific Highway on the NSW side since there were signs about bicycle crossings, no signs ...
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How do I know if my Australian ETA was approved?

I would like to know is my visa application being approved or not I receive an email saying I need to check on eta.immi.gov.au after 12 hours but after I check in I just received this only : ...
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To convert my USD$ in to Euro in my country of origin or in Paris?

Hi everyone :) I live in Australia. I have a remaining money(2,000USD) from my previous trip in the US. Me and my husband are planning to visit Paris maybe in September. I'm not sure whether to ...
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Exporting a queen bee from Australia to Beirut

I live in Sydney. My cousin who is a hobbyist bee keeper asked me to get him an Australian queen bee. I know that Australian laws are very strict on what to get into the country but how about ...
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Travelling after living in Australia before returning to the US?

My daughter is an American citizen living in Australia for a year. When her one year visa is up does she have to return to the US or can she travel to other countries with her valid US passport ...
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Australian Bridging visa B - BVB - (subclass 020) duration?

I'm on a Bridging visa and planning to go travel for 2-3 weeks to my home in Georgia. I've been informed I need the Bridging visa B - BVB - (subclass 020) to travel outside Australia . I'm not a ...
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Airline ticket for an Australian domestic flight as a gift without knowing the dates

I would like to give a plane ticket from Perth to Melbourne (Australia) as a gift. However, since it is a surprise, I do not know the dates. How can I do this?
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How do I buy a double ticket for myself?

I want to travel conveniently from Darwin to Sydney. For an empty seat next to me, I am happy to purchase another ticket. Do airlines allow a passenger manifest with two similar names ? Am unable to ...
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Can I visit Australia after leaving the country without paying a drunk driving fine?

My British friend left Australia when he was on a Working Holiday Visa without paying his drink driving fine of $700 and is wondering if he would be allowed back in the country if he pays it, even ...
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Prepaid phone number provider in Sydney / Brisbane airports

Does anyone know if there are any mobile prepaid phone provider store at Sydney / Brisbane airport? And if so, do they stay opened 24 hours? I'll have a flight link at SYD 17:45 and after that I'll ...
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Entry to Australia

What should I expect at the border entry at an Australian airport? I will arrive with a training visa. Passport, visa control and customs?
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Can I travel to Australia for leisure but on a business visitor visa? [closed]

I have a two years Australian business visitor visa with multiple entry option. This visa lets me attend business related workshops for a project undertaken by our parent company which is located in ...
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Do I need the original of my parents Birth Certificate to apply for an Australian passport

I am applying for an Australian passport. I was born in Austalia, as were my parents (and grand parents). Part of the application requires that I present one of my parents birth certificates. My ...
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Plane landing at Sydney Airport — from where is this photo taken?

I have found (actually Flightradar24 did this for me) a beautiful photo of an Etihad Airways A340 banking right to land at Sydney Airport: Basing on building in the background, is it possible to ...
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What visas are available for consultants paid by a foreign company in Australia?

My employer rushed me out here on short notice so I'm currently in Australia on a 3 month ETA Business Visa (Subclass 601). I'm wondering if anyone has any idea if I'm using the right visa as I'm not ...
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How do I enter Australia on an expired Australian passport and a valid US passport urgently? [duplicate]

I am a dual-citizen who travelled to the US for sport on an expired Australian passport and a valid US passport. I don't have time to renew my passport in the US at the moment as I have to be back in ...
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Am travelling to australia and am bringing period delay tablets do i need to declare?

Hello I am travelling to Melbourne first and then onto sydney. I am planning to take period delay tablets in my hand luggage. I bought them online from my local pharmacy, so doesn't have a ...
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Delay in visa process

I had applied for visitor visa to Australia and it's still in process while I already have my New Zealand student visa and traveling to NZ for the first time, does it matters if I get a visa for ...
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Parts of Australia that aren't dominated by white Australians that are easy for tourists to visit [duplicate]

Basically, this question but for Australia. When I visited Alice Springs, while I was able to meet and exchange pleasantries a bit with Aborigines, virtually all of the staff I interacted with were ...
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Why do some hostels only allow international visitors?

Some of the hostels in the Gold Coast, Australia, only allow international visitors. I'm a bit surprised at this because the average Australian is not at all dangerous only dangerous in the same way ...
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Can I travel to Australia without a return ticket?

I am a European citizen and I have already got a visa to Australia for 3 months, should I buy a return ticket in advance or can I buy it on my way back so I will just buy a single ticket for now ?
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Are there any do-it-yourself penguin sighting tours on Phillip Island, Australia?

Penguins are a known attraction on Phillip Island. I know there are organised paying penguin sighting tours, such as the Penguin Parade. Is this the only way to see penguins on the island? Are there ...
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Australia - Arriving with prescription drugs (birth control) [closed]

I'm going to move to Australia 2 months from now and my wife has some concerns about taking a pack with 6 months worth of birth control pills. Reason why is we'll have plenty of stuff to care about in ...
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Where can I camp for free in, or near, Byron Bay, Australia?

I'm currently road tripping across the Gold Coast. I find myself in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and am looking for accommodation. I rented a small camper van and don't really wish to pay 70+ Australian ...
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Are you allowed to set up a tent/van at Australian “Rest Stops”?

Over the Christmas area my wife and I (kinda off the bat), decided to go for a 2 day camping trip to the "Southern Forests" region of Western Australia. However, each site we checked ended up being ...
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Why does Australia have little in the way of visa free travel?

The countries I've visited haven't required a visa to visit as a tourist. However, visiting Australia require a visa in advance for virtually every country. I know that Australia isn't perfect, but ...
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Applying Australia Tourist Visa from Bangkok, for Nepali

I am Nepali citizen working/living in Thailand, can I apply for Australia tourist visa from Bangkok? I plan to go for 2 weeks visit in april 2016.
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Technical stoppage, which visa required?

I am travelling to Brisbane (Australia) via Hong Kong from India. My flight from Delhi to Hong Kong is a direct flight but from Hong Kong to Brisbane is not direct. It is having a technical stoppage ...
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Transit without visa through Sydney international airport when changing carriers

I am transiting through Sydney Airport, but i am changing carriers to my next destination in Thailand so i have to retrieve my bags and re check in, does transit with out visa still apply. thank you ...
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Australian permanent resident countries to visit without visa

I have some friends who are PR of Australia and I wonder what countries allows Australian permanent residents to visit without a visa? I know that New Zealand doesn't require a visa for Australian ...