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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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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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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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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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?
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What's the cheapest way to get from Melbourne's two airports to Southern Cross Station? [duplicate]

What's the cheapest way to get from Melbourne's two airports to Southern Cross Station? There's buses that run to $20+ each way to each, which seems quite high for public transport so I am curious if ...
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Flying Chennai to Auckland, do I need a transit visa in Melbourne?

I am from Chennai India, travelling to Auckland tonight with Student Visa, I have booked ticket in Malaysian Airlines, Chennai - Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur - Melbourne, Melbourne to Auckland. I will ...
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What's the fastest way of getting a visa for Australia after ETA is refused?

I am in Canada and tried applying for the ETA for Australia online. It was deferred and I waited 12 hours to find out that it was not approved. My flight is in 3 days, is there any way to get an ETA ...
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First name and middle name printed the wrong way around on ticket! [duplicate]

I am travelling to Vietnam and Australia through Vietnam Airlines. My passport name is: Mrs A B C The ticket has been printed as: Mrs B A C (To be clear; A to represent first name, B to represent ...
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What is meant by “Country of residence” in Australian Visa Application form?

I'm filling in an online application form for an Australian visa, and there is a step "Contact details" which asks for a "Country of residence", specifically "Usual country of residence" (see the ...
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Can an Indian citizen traveling in the US on a tourist visa apply for an Australian visa?

My parents are currently in the US on a tourist visa. Now they would like to visit Australia on their way back to India. They are both Indian citizens. Can they apply for Australian tourist visa from ...
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Which currency should I carry to Australia from Bangladesh?

I will go to Australia from Bangladesh. I can carry either "US dollar" or "Australian dollar" there. But I do not know whether carrying "US dollar" will be profitable or not if I convert "US dollar" ...
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Attractions & stopping points for young kids when driving between Dubbo and Canberra

In a few weeks I'll be driving from Dubbo, NSW to Canberra, ACT with the family, most likely via the straightest route down the A32 (Barrier Highway) and B81 (Lachlan Valley Way). It's a 400-km, ...
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Inexpensive vehicular guided tour of Sydney

We're looking for a guided tour of Sydney. We initially considered the hop-on, hop-off tour bus for Sydney, but $40 for ordinary fares, $30 for concession was a bit steep. Another possibility I ...
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Is there a cheap(ish) way from Brisbane airport to the central business district late at night?

WikiVoyage has a fairly good section on getting from Brisbane Airport to the CBD (central business district), including things like the AirTrain and cheaper alternatives. For a daytime arrival, it ...
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Is Australia transit visa required For INDIAN passport holder, stopover less than 8 hrs [duplicate]

I am Indian passport holder and traveling to New Zealand from Singapore with 7hrs stopover at Sydney. just want to confirm if Australia transit visa is required? as I am not going enter Australia and ...
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Taking everyday medicine to Australia - do I need documentation for these?

I was planning a trip to Australia next month and was wondering: do I need to do anything/carry permits or prescription for everyday medicine like tylenol (acetaminophen), tums and Imodium? The ...
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I am a UK Citizen on a working holiday visa in New Zealand but want to go on holiday to Australia

I am a UK Citizen on a working holiday visa in New Zealand but want to go on holiday to Australia, I looked at evisitor visa (subclass 651) and it says if you hold another visa it can replace it. Is ...
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Where can I find guided tours of Australia by indigenous people?

Where can I find guided tours of Australia by Aboriginal persons, or organisations, ideally where profits go back into helping or preserving the local people and/or landmarks? I would love to see ...
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Non-Japanese hot springs near Sydney

I can find a Japanese-style hot spring near Sydney. In the Blue Mountains, there's Japanese Bath House, which according to visitnsw is "the only Japanese onsen (hot spring) in New South Wales where ...
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Classic Aussie pub (hotel) in central Sydney

I'll be meeting my dad in Sydney next month, and after dinner (already got that scoped out) we'd like to head to a nice, old-school, civilized pub/hotel for a beer or three -- ideally something like ...