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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Museums about Japan's World War II history

I'd like to go to a museum, or possibly a memorial or similar, that is about Japan's World War II history. Criteria for such sites: Historically accurate. I want it to be honest about what Japan ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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Mixing Australian visa types within one family

I intend to apply for an Australian subclass 402 (occupational trainee stream) visa. It takes a bit of money (especially for collecting and translating all the necessary documents) and time to ...
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Where can I buy a cup of 'cat poo' coffee (Kopi Luwak) in Melbourne?

I'm currently in Melbourne, a coffee-lover's paradise. As such, I'm quite keen to try the infamous 'cat poo' coffee (Kopi Luwak) in Melbourne, given that the skill of a Melbourne barista is likely to ...
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Are there charter flights between Australia and New Zealand that you can join?

I don't mean chartering my own flight, but like someone else mentioned that socialflights does in the US, I was wondering if something similar existed for trans-Tasman flights.
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Can a family pool their duty free allowances entering Australia?

This is a question that came up with a colleague of mine, who is returning to the UK for a visit. If they have a family of 4 with two children under 18, can you pool your allowance for alcohol, ...
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Does condition 8115 mean you can't check your work email?

My parents have just received their visa for their upcoming Australia trips. Among the terms, there's condition 8115: Condition 8115 allows 'business visitor activities' such as general business ...
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West Australia luxury beach resort [closed]

I am looking for a honeymoon destination (resort or hotel). The constraints: beach - white sandy if possible Western Australia - stunning views optional constraint: close to Perth (we intend to fly ...
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Domestic flight in Australia, without passport

Will it typically be possible to fly domestically in Australia with just e.g. a UK driver’s license as ID? I’ll be travelling to/from Australia on my Australian passport, but while I’m there, I’m ...
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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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Tour or circuit to see different Melbourne neighborhoods?

We plan to spend a week in Melbourne near the end of May. Besides the usual recommended places for typical tourism, we are interested in visiting different neighborhoods in order to understand their ...
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Do I need to apply for two separate visas for Australia and New Zealand?

I will be in Australia for 3 days before I fly to New Zealand. Do I need a tourist visa for both countries?
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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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Transit visa for Uzbekistan passenger

My passenger is flying from Uzbekistan to New Zealand and has to change planes in Australia. He has a work visa but no transit visa. Is this allowed? I know Russians cannot transit in Australia, but ...
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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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Is Sydney good for scuba diving? [closed]

I'm heading over to Sydney soon and would like to get some dives in locally while staying in the city. I'm interested in diving specifically near or not to far from central sydney, either shore or ...
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Dual citizen travelling to Australia with valid UK passport and expired NZ passport

I've just had a business opportunity pop up and need to travel from Auckland to Sydney urgently the day after next. The thing is my New Zealand passport which would normally let me straight in has ...
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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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How to send baggage from US to Australia?

We are planning a trip to Australia. We are going to spend some months there and we would like to take with us more than the current baggage limit. One option would be carrying in the plane just what ...
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How to drive a car from Australia to Europe?

I want to drive to Europe from Australia by shipping it to Asia and to drive from there onwards. Can someone tell me the cheapest way for shipping, which ports I should use for shipping and how much ...
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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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Tipping in Australia

I will be travelling to Sydney and just wanted to know about the tipping etiquette in Sydney. I have read somewhere that the Service tax is already included in the price and there is no need to tip. ...
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Driving from Melbourne to Sydney on the Hume Highway, where should we stop for the night?

We'll shortly be driving from Melbourne to Sydney on the Hume Highway and plan to stop for two nights en route. We'll have a late departure from Melbourne, so the goal is to drive only a few hours ...
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How to visit Lake Hillier?

Is it possible to visit Lake Hillier? Do I have to go with tour or can I for example rent a car and go there? I see no roads near it.
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Are there any Australian war memorials I shouldn't take Japanese visitors to? [closed]

I'm planning on sightseeing Melbourne with someone who is Japanese. I was browsing Trip Advisor's top attractions for Melbourne, and site number five was the Shrine of Remembrance. I'm not after ...
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Transit in Australia

I am traveling from Singapore to New Zealand. My trip consists of a stop in Australia, Brisbane. Where I have to get my luggage and re-check in at the counters in Brisbane. I'm a Singaporean. Will I ...
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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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Can you receive an Australian passport stamp if you ask?

I am a big fan of all things analog & souvenir-ish, and I am planning a visit to Australia. I was discouraged to hear about the ETA and that it means you do not get a stamp... but I know some ...
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Do CountryLink offer compensation for long delays?

In Europe, most train operators offer some sort of compensation refund in the event of large delays. The amount offered and the minimum delay vary between country and operator, but generally a delay ...