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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
2answers
274 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

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?
10
votes
2answers
189 views

Do I need a boat license and can I get it in Australia to rent and drive boat in Europe?

I'm currently in Australia and I would like to use the opportunity to pass my boat license. I will go back to Europe at some points (I'm European). So I would like a license that's also valid in ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
164 views

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? ...
3
votes
0answers
89 views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
669 views

Why doesn't 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 ...
6
votes
3answers
153 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
89 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
70 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
242 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

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!
9
votes
1answer
634 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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?
9
votes
1answer
105 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
75 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
23
votes
8answers
10k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
111 views

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" ...
4
votes
1answer
93 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
143 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
104 views

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, five-...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
128 views

Auckland to New delhi (India) with a stop at sydney for 72 hours- Australian visa required?

I am going back to India from Auckland, I wish to make a halt of 72 hours to visit my cousin at Sydney. I don't have any visa for Australia. What is required for this stop over?
3
votes
0answers
42 views

Tourist Visa to Australia for Laos Passport holder living in the UK [closed]

We are planning a trip to Australia for a month over Christmas.... Myself, our two children and my parents, all of whom are UK passport holders plus my wife who is still traveling on her Laos passport....
3
votes
1answer
122 views

US citizen traveling to New Zealand via Australia

Do I need any types of visas to travel from USA to New Zealand via Australia? I am a US citizen.
5
votes
3answers
381 views

Australian visa and criminal convictions

I have a subclass 651 eVisitor visa to travel from the UK to Australia. One VISA condition is The holder must not have one or more criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (...
14
votes
8answers
4k views

Where can I take a selfie with kangaroos in Australia?

I see a lot of people doing this. I believe this is not safe, isn't it? Where can I do this?
1
vote
1answer
166 views

I have British passport transit time from Sydney flight to London 8 hours 5 mins do I need transit visa?

Do I need transit visa for 8 hrs 5 mins transit time at Sydney for flight to London Heathrow?
4
votes
1answer
352 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

Visa passport update [duplicate]

I am from India and I applied for a skilled professional visa for Australia with my old passport but it didn't have a spouse name on it. So I applied to add it and had issues with a new passport. I ...
13
votes
4answers
2k views

Will I be covered under the UK Health system?

I am an Australian resident but a British Citizen. I currently hold a British passport and receive a small British pension but do not pay any British taxes. I have cancer and I am coming to the UK to ...
2
votes
1answer
436 views

Phillippine passport with New Zealand tourist visa. Do I need transit visa in Australia en route New Zealand?

I hold a Philippine passport traveling to New Zealand in transit at Melbourne, Australia. I have New Zealand tourist visa. Do I need to get transit visa in Australia for a 3 hours in transit ?
0
votes
1answer
139 views

Backpack or bag for southeast asia [closed]

i an going to australia for 6 months and then I want to travel for 2 months through southeast asia. I do not know what luggage or backpack to buy be. Any advice is welcome. More precisely, my ...
3
votes
1answer
98 views

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 600)...
4
votes
1answer
318 views

What does the $900 limit apply to in Australia?

When I recently went to Sydney, I was surprised to find that you had to declare items if the total cost was above $900? That seems like a rather small amount. I checked the box in the immigration ...
6
votes
1answer
140 views

Bringing shoes back into Australia after visiting rural India

I'm going to be staying in a village in rural India. I've heard that quarantine is sometimes concerned about dirt possibly bringing things into the country. How likely is this to be an issue?
2
votes
0answers
84 views

Applied for a Canadian Working Holiday Visa over six weeks ago and still haven't heard anything, should I be concerned? [closed]

My boyfriend is Australian and applied for a working holiday visa on May 10, and the site said the processing time would be six weeks. We were under the impression this was the maximum time and he ...
4
votes
1answer
105 views

Going to Australia - hand luggage

I'm going to Australia to see my children, I have my laptop and my phone, can I buy 2 iPhones for my children and have them in my hand luggage?
4
votes
1answer
368 views

Travel to Australia with new passport

I was granted a visa to Australia few months ago. I like to travel to Australia in few days however I've just renewed my passport and I don't have enough time to inform them about my passport renewal, ...
3
votes
1answer
175 views

Australia ETA (Evisitor)

I received an Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) issued for a planned visit to Australia. I am scheduled to fly tomorrow. My family name as listed on my ETA shows a hyphen. My actual ...
4
votes
2answers
278 views

Bringing shrink-wrapped cheese through Australian Customs?

I have purchased cheese in France and it is shrink wrapped. Do I have to declare the cheese to customs or not?
2
votes
1answer
237 views

Non-EU spouse of EU citizen travelling to Australia with the EU residence and travel document

is it possible for the non-EU spouse (Somali citizen) of the EU citizen (Italian citizen) to travel to Australia only with the EU residence permit card and a travel document (alien's passport) ...
5
votes
1answer
85 views

Does my Australian friend need my passport and visa information if he buys my ticket?

My Australian friend wants to buy my ticket so I can visit him in Australia, I live in the United States. Does he have to have my passport information and my visa information to purchase a airline ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

Availability of expedited visa processing for South African applying for Australia visitor visa

The website of the Australian embassy in South Africa says that visa processing for a short term tourist visa can take a full month. I am several months from my visit but will be visiting other ...
3
votes
1answer
169 views

Transit visa for Australia

I have questions regarding transiting through Australia, will be flying from Port Moresby to Brisbane, scheduled to arrive at 9.25 am. Our connecting flight from Brisbane to Fiji is scheduled to ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...