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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Liveaboard on the Barrier Reef at New Years - Book now or wait to haggle?

Having got lucky with airmile flight availability, I've just booked a trip which'll see me in Cairns around the new year. I've done some scuba diving in Australia before, but never the Barrier Reef, ...
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Can I use my probationary Australian driver's license to rent a car in the United States?

I got into this driving thing kinda late, which means I have a probationary driver's license from Victoria, Australia that looks kinda like this: (courtesy Angie Sommer's blog) This basically means ...
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Are there any free camper parks in Australia?

I travel around Australia, I find some camper van hire service in Australia,i just want to know is there some camper park from Sydney to cairns for free?
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How to visit attractions in Tasmania without a car?

We will firstly arrive at the airport (HBA) in Tasmania, planning to go to the Sorell Fruit Farm, Marakoopa Cave and the Tasmanian Chairlifts. We can't rent a car because we are still under 25, so ...
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Where to convert USD to AUD for maximum benefit?

What would be the best way to convert United States dollars to Australian dollars? Is it better if I visit my local bank? Or is it better to exchange at the airport? If airports are better which ones ...
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XPT train pricing in NSW

I'm looking to book a trip from Sydney to Orange on NSW's XPT train system. Up until the end of March it's $37 for the trip, after which it's $53 for the same trip. Does anyone know if NSW ...
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Is it safe to drink tap water in Darwin (Australia)?

Is tap water (from the kitchen sink of a holiday apartment) in Darwin, NT safe for human consumption ? I see algae (and fungus ?) on water fountains in public places so I am guessing those weren't ...
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Big vacation in Australia [closed]

I moved to Australia have been one year. Many guys here get a holiday of 3, 6 or 12 months. How it works. I'm Brazilian and in Brazil is normal to take one month off. In Portugal when I lived is ...
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How is a hightop different to a camper van?

I just wanna hire a campervan to travel from Sydney to Cairns. I have had a look at a hire company and they have a lot of campervans but I don't know what the difference is between high tops and ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa in Australia?

Indian passport holder. Do I need transit visa in Sydney?
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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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ETA for Australia after got denied evisitor visa

I was denied an eVisitor visa for Australia because I had already spent two years in Australia and thought I would get another eVistor visa for a reason other than holiday. I really for holidays ...
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Do Brisbane and Darwin airport charge for trolley?

Does one have to pay anything to use the trolley at Brisbane and Darwin airports in Australia ? If yes, how much do they charge and do the machines accept bills or coins ?
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Customs check points in Australia

If someone is flying from the US to a city in Australia and has to take a connecting flight in a different state, e.g. flying from Dallas to Darwin in the Northern Territory, and they have to take a ...
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Travelling from USA to Australia [closed]

I am on H1B and travelling to Australia on my permanent residency visa. Since I am a Indian citizen / passport are there any additional formalities that needs to be done?
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What items can be taken to Australia

This Australian customs website lists a few prohibited articles for import. When they say 'cannot be imported' does that mean goods only meant for commercial use (imported and then sold) ? Or does ...
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Can a child travel on a parent's passport to New Zealand?

I've heard some countries let children travel as long they are with their parents who have valid passports. Is this the case for New Zealand, assuming the parents and child are Australian?
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Traveling to India, my husband and I have different names on passport [closed]

I am in Australia on a spouse visa. My husband has permanent residence in Australia, I'm on bridging visa A. I'm travelling to India next month. After marriage, I did not add my husband's name on ...
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Are there any ships that go from Australia/New Zealand to Kiribati?

Note: I am not particularly interested in cruise ships. I am in need of information of any vessels that would go from any port in Australia or New Zealand to Kiribati, it does not matter if it stops ...
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What is this Queensland lizard/dragon, and is it friendly or dangerous? [closed]

I've spotted quite a few large lizards around Brisbane's parks, such as in Roma Street Parklands. Today, while I sat in a park by the river, one scuttled over. I took his photo, then he pushed himself ...
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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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Unable to check my Australia ETA status

I try to check my Australia ETA status, but the message "There has been no application for an ETA through this site with the data and reference number you supplied." appeared. But when I try to submit ...
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Bread, breakfast bar or canned food are allowed to be brought into australia? [closed]

I would like to know if products like noodle in a cup, bread, breakfast bar or canned food are allowed to be brought into Australia? The link provided is no longer accessible.
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Can you use a UK paper license counterpart in Australia?

A few weeks ago I lost my card UK driver's license somewhere in Arizona/Nevada. In November I will be in Australia. My new license may not make it here in time. However I still have the paper ...
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Renting a van for 6-7 people in Australia

I'm looking to travel with my elderly mother, my wife and other family members, across the southeast part of Australia, from Sydney to Adelaide, taking about a week. We may have 6 or 7 in our party. ...
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Are there LPG gas stations for cars travelling between Sydney and Melbourne?

We are planning a trip in a dedicated LPG ford and just wanted to know if there are enough gas stations along the way between Sydney and Melbourne
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At what kind of eateries can you have a lamb roast in Australia?

Apart from being in a homestay or being invited to someone's house, where mum can cook a lamb roast, where can you have a lamb roast in Australia? I'm more asking in terms of what kind of eatery ...
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Cheaper Contiki-style trips than Contiki

I want to go on a Contiki-style trip while I'm young enough to do so. However, I looked at Contiki's web site, and found the prices a little bit high. For example, Beaches and Reefs (Start Cairns) is ...
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Prepay simcard for data in Australia

I'm arriving in Sydney on Friday for a week. Ideally I'd like a pre-pay simcard for text and data (I need to check my stackexchange sites of course ;)). However I have no idea of what companies or ...
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What visa procedures/rules apply in Australia for a Swede 2013?

I am 35 years old going to Australia, not planning to work. I've understood there are (at least) two different time spans for visas, < 3 months and > 3 months. What is required to get a visa for ...
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Lake McKenzie turning green?

One of the most magnificent tourist destinations in the world is the largest sand island in QLD Australia, called Fraser Island. On it you can visit a crystal clear fresh lake, called Lake McKenzie. ...
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Camper vans and travel in Australia

My girlfriend and I have purchased one way tickets to Australia - flying into Melbourne in January. The plan is to visit relatives first in Melbourne, then rent and travel around Australia in a ...
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Visiting Australia - Can I go for a week, leave for two weeks, and come back for two months? [closed]

My understanding is that I can visit Australia for three months with a basic travel visa. One issue is that I plan on visiting New Zealand for two weeks after I visit Sydney for a week. I plan on ...
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What limitations are there on my 4 month old UK driving licence for use travelling across Australia?

I’m looking into buying a cheap car to use for travelling around Australia but have been spending quite a bit of time trying to ascertain the legalities/pitfalls of doing so with a UK issued licence. ...
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How do I know if my Australia ETA is approved?

I received a email saying that I would need to check again within 12 hours. However when I check my ETA status at http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ I got this: You have a current ETA to travel to ...
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Are there reliability statistics for overnight trains between Melbourne and Sydney?

I'm looking at flying from Melbourne to Christchurch, but can save a considerable amount if I go via Sydney. I could fly to Sydney, but that relies on using Jetstar for my connection there, who I ...
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Is there a cheap(ish) way from Brisbane airport to the CBD late at night?

WikiVoyage has a fairly good section on getting from Brisbane Airport to the CBD, including things like the AirTrain and cheaper alternatives. For a daytime arrival, it looks to have everything ...
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Visit Brisbane during a layover

I'm flying with Virgin Australia from Port Moresby to Singapore in 2 days. On the way back, I will have a layover of 6.30 hours in Brisbane International Airport. Will I have time to leave the airport ...
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IGCSE to apply for Australian visa

Can I use my I IGCSE to apply for my work and holiday Australian visa? Or should I take a TOEFL or IELTS?
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Transit visa needed for Australia when flying from New Zealand to South Africa?

I'm flying with Qantas from Johannesburg to New Zealand in 9 days. On the way back I have to wait 14 hours for next flight. Not going to leave the airport (Melbourne airport). Do I need a visa for ...
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Are there multi-day tours from Alice Springs that take infants?

There are a number of tour operators that leave from Alice Springs to visit: Uluru (Ayers Rock) Kata Tjuta (Olgas) King's Canyon There are typically split over multiple days. However the ones ...
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Documentation for one parent traveling with infant, Australia to Japan

My wife may soon have to travel from Australia to Japan solo with our child, probably on Qantas or JAL. She has a Japanese passport in her own last name, our son has an Australian one with mine. ...
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Pakistani Traveller in Australia, who wants to apply for USA visa [duplicate]

I am a Pakistani national who is currently in Australia on visit visa since July. I intend to visit family in the USA on my way back to Pakistan in a month or so. Can I apply for a USA visa from ...
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Purchasing a campervan in Australia

My girlfriend and I are off to Oz at the start of January - looking to travel the East Coast in a campervan. The plan is to purchase one when we get there and was just wondering about the details. ...
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How can an EU citizen (Poland) obtain an Australian tourist visa from Saint Petersburg, Russia?

How can an EU citizen (Poland) obtain an Australian tourist visa while in Saint Petersburg, Russia? Is it possible to do without returning to Poland?
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Train from Gold Coast to Sydney

I'm searching to alternative to travel from Gold Coast to Sydney, other than flying. Is there any train service from Gold Coast to Sydney? How long and which station to go? Is the train ticket able ...
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Where can I buy Sri Lanka rupee (LKR) in Australia (AUD)?

Since we will be arriving at 12:15 am, I would like to buy some Sri Lankan rupees before arrival. Is this possible if coming from Australia (via Singapore)?
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Can I take chocolate to Australia?

Australia is well known for having very strict rules on what food and plant-based materials can be brought into the country, to try to keep the country free of diseases. Some food/animal/plant things ...
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Travel to Australia without a visa but a grant

If I have a visa grant email from DIAC (Australian immigration dept) but do not have an Australian visa in my passport am I allowed to just travel with the grant email ? Will an airline even allow me ...
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Can I stay in Europe for more than 90 days with a UK working visa?

I am an australian citizen and I have a 2 year working visa (youth tier 5) for the UK. I have been traveling through Europe in countries that fall under the Schengen agreement, for almost 3 months, ...