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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Refused 2nd WHV [on hold]

I applied for my 2nd year workin holiday visa outside of oz while still on my 1st year, and had my flights booked to come back thinkin my 2nd visa would be granted before I fly back, which it wasn't ...
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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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Possibility and price of getting to Lord Howe Island by sea?

I'm having trouble finding details of getting to Lord Howe Island other than by the expensive flights. Wikipedia implies that the ship that brings supplies can also carry passengers, and searching ...
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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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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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Parts of Australia that aren't dominated by white Australians that are easy for tourists to visit

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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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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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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I am a dual Australian/British citizen with an expired emergency Aussie passport and a valid UK passport. What are my chances for an Aussie visit?

I was going to have to miss my brother's wedding on Jan 4th but he bought me a flight today. But my Aussie passport is expired and was only an emergency passport to begin with. I'm born and bred ...
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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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Old passport info: what if old passport were lost? [closed]

I need to send an old passport to Australian embassy for visa application. If this is to do so what happen with those people who have lost their old passport. Do they still send a visa application ...
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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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Is it safe to drink water with a strong chlorine smell?

Are there any health issues with drinking heavily chlorinated water? During a recent trip to Australia (Queensland, NSW), virtually all tap water I found had a very strong chlorine smell and taste. I ...
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What times do the Sydney international and domestic airports open and close?

Sydney airport is a complex containing both the international airport and the domestic airport, but unlike many other busy airports neither part is open 24 hours. I usually work in a backpacker ...
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8 Hours layover in Sydney on my way back to Singapore, Can I roam Sydney without an Australian visa?

Going to Fiji soon and my flight back to Singapore from Fiji is a dreadful 8-hour lay over in Sydney. I have friends in Sydney and wondering if I can take an exit from the airport and come back ...
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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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Changing travel to Australia dates after visa issuance

I will be graduating from a university in Australia in the next 6 months and intend on inviting my family over for the graduation ceremony. We are only eligible to apply for Visitor Visa (Subclass ...
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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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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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When do pedestrians have right of way in Australia?

How does the pedestrians right of way law work in Darwin (NT) and other cities in Australia ? When do pedestrians have the right of way ? Is it not common courtesy to offer pedestrians the right of ...
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Is it safe and practical to visit the Northern Territory?

After watching "Australia" by Baz Luhmann and following the NT News on Twitter, I'm thinking of visiting the Northern Territory. However, I've heard about flooding in the NT and I'm wondering whether ...
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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 ...
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What is the minimum wait before I may I re-enter the USA from Australia after a 90 day visit through the non visa program?

I entered the USA on a three month visa waiver program from Australia. I am about to return to Australia and would like to come back again to the USA. How long do I have to wait until I can re-enter ...
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As a foreigner do I need a permit to spearfish in Australia?

I'll be travelling to Australia soon and I plan to do some spearfishing while there. As a non-Australian, do I need to obtain a permit to spearfish in Australia?
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Darwin to Timor by boat

Need a bit of advice. I can't seem to find any information about boats from Darwin to Timor. I've been informed there are no ferries. Anyone know how to or had experience getting from Darwin to ...
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When using SmartGate in Australia with dual passports, which one do you use?

SmartGate lets you not have to deal with a border agent, and simply use a computer to enter the country. If you have two active passports, which one are you supposed to present at Smartgate when ...
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How to buy an Australian sim card before going there?

I plan to travel Australia next three months I need to have an Australian sim card (any operator/any plan) right now (to add my mobile phone number to my CV). Is there possible to buy a sim card from ...
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Dual citizen (UK Passport & Aus Citizenship) travelling to Australia on holiday

What are the Australian entry requirements for a child travelling to Australia on a UK passport and Australian Citizenship (by Descent)? Will child be refused entry without an Australian passport? ...
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Visa for Australia and New Zealand for Indian citizen living in USA

I am an Indian citizen living in the US (California) on H1B Visa. I plan to go to Australia and New Zealand for tourism. I have 2 questions - Do I need a separate tourist visa for both countries? ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from South America to Australia?

What is the cheapest way to get from South America to Australia? I found several flights mostly from Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, however the prices are quite prohibitive. Do you recommend ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a technical stop in Australia?

I'm travelling to New Zealand, and my itinerary mentions a technical stop in Australia. Will I need to apply for an Australian transit visa for this?
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Can I drive a van in Australia on my UK full driving licence?

I want to drive a delivery van in Australia and I m new in Australia so I don't know the rules for driving a van
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Does Australia have any trains that can go faster than 160 km/h?

Despite enthusiastic support from the Qanda set, high speed rail between the major capital cities isn't a reality in Australia. Wikivoyage mentions high speed trains from Brisbane to Rockhampton, and ...
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religious problem [duplicate]

I m going to Australia for my studies after few months. I belongs to a Sikh religion. I am deeply religious and I carry a kirpan with me everytime and everywhere. And the airport security do not allow ...
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Will nights be cold along the route from Perth to Melbourne at the end of November?

In a few days I'll be hitchhiking across Australia from Perth to Melbourne (and then up to Sydney). Now I've heard it can get surprisingly cold in the outback at night. But I don't know if that's ...
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Do I need a transit visa to pass through Australia?

I booked a cheap (nightmare) ticket from Wellington NZ to Kathmandu via Sydney and KL. I am a US citizen and New Zealand resident; my wife is a dual US and Australian citizen. We have to pick up our ...
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No exit stamp leaving Australia

I am Iranian passport holder. I was in Australia with temporary visa. While I left Australia, the passport officer did not stamp my exit in the passport. I am wondering, if he has forgotten to stamp ...
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Sydney to Perth on the Indian Pacific, what is included?

I will probably take the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth in February, and was wondering if anyone has taken the train before. Most likely will be travelling in "Red Service Sleeper Cabin" (3rd ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Thailand to Australia with a car?

Imagine I have a car in Thailand and I want to get Australia, is there any ferry that cross from Asia to Australia? How much is it? No problem if have to drive to another country or if there is no ...
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Can I get back into Australia on a tourist visa if I have an unpaid fine?

I am from Canada, and I have been in Australia for 2 years on a working visa. I have received a fine ($110) for disturbing the peace (public nuisance). If I leave the country, can I get back in on a ...
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When traveling to Australia and New Zealand in the winter, what to pack? [closed]

I am traveling to Australia and New Zealand in June, but am unsure of what kind of wardrobe to pack!
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Can I leave South Africa after 90 day limit, and return after a few days with new 90 days?

How many times can an Australian leave and re-enter South Africa (90 days at a time without a visa) in a year, and do they need to be out of the country for a certain period of time before they ...
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Donating unwanted foreign coins in Sydney

More general question: How do I get money back for my foreign coins? I've got some unwanted foreign coins, some of them reasonably obscure (Danish currency) and I want to donate them to charity. I ...
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Will I be granted an Australian visa with a speeding fine from New Zealand [duplicate]

I am from the UK and whilst on a working holiday visa in New Zealand, I collected a speeding fine and didn't pay it. I am thinking of going to Australia on a working holiday visa. Will my visa be ...
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Is China going to be added to the list of countries eligible for working holidays in Australia as part of the upcoming visa changes?

This year USA and China changed their reciprocal visa rules making it easier for their people to visit the other country with visas lasting much longer. I've heard that something similar is in the ...
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Do I need a Australian transit visa for a layover of 3 hours between the flights? [duplicate]

I am travelling from India with Qantas airlines to Auckland via Melbourne. I have a layover of 3 hours (approx.). Do I need a transit visa?