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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Is an Australian travel insurance company right not to honor a cancellation claim even if I can't enter the country while pregnant?

So I've booked tickets to Malaysia about a year ago after we found some super cheap tickets (non-refundable, non-changeable). A couple of months after booking the ticket, I got pregnant, and will be ...
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UK Travellers to Australia with pending visa subclass 100 on eVisitor

I'm an Australian citizen sponsoring my (British) partner and step children for a visa subclass 100. We expect that this will be granted some time mid December 2014 to mid-January 2015 but have no way ...
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Obtaining Australian visa to re-enter the country on a British passport? [closed]

I am a UK citizen living in Australia and hold a UK passport. How do I obtain an Australian visa to re-enter the country when I leave for a holiday?
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Can I import absinthe into Australia?

While absinthe is legal in Australia, several sources like this Sydney Morning Herald article and this article on absinthe.com.au claim that a special permit is required for importing it from overseas....
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Is it feasible to visit the Yarra Valley by public transport?

What public transport options are there for getting to the Yarra Valley from Melbourne, and do they stop at tourist sites or are they just local services? It looks like there's no train access to the ...
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Fudge into Australia [duplicate]

Can I take fudge that has been produced in Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK - into Australia together with my personal luggage?
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Getting a YHA discount on Greyhound Australia's website?

According to the discount page on Greyhound's site: Greyhound offers up to 10% off Travel tickets and Passes for customers who hold one of these membership cards. ISIC card YHA card MAD card ...
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Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) and iBT for Australia? [closed]

This is a statement from this page: ..., you must achieve a score of at least 6 in each of the four components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or another language ...
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How much to tip at restaurants in Australia? [duplicate]

Is the tipping culture prevalent in Australia ? Especially at restaurants ? How much should I tip after a meal costing $50 (incl taxes) at a restaurant ? (The food is horribly expensive and the ...
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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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How to learn about funeral customs while traveling in Australia

Is there a way one could learn about the local funeral customs (irrespective of the religion of the deceased) while traveling through a country ? In NT, Australia how could one go about learning the ...
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How easy is it to find a temporary job in Brisbane as a foreign university student? [closed]

I am looking to travel to Brisbane, AU for a period of 3-6+ months. I can obtain a work-holiday visa; but how easy is it for someone to make it a working holiday, especially without prior experience ...
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Tripod in Carry-on Luggage

Many years ago someone told me about travel with a Camera Tripod is not allowed. I have a trip to Europe from Australia, and I have a 10 hour layover in Dubai. I would like take photos at night in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Time taken for customs check in Brisbane Australia

What is the average time taken to clear a customs checkpoint in Brisbane ? I am (not an Australian citizen) flying in from the US in a flight that lands at 6.15 AM and have a connecting flight to ...
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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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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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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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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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Can you buy duty free alcohol at Hong Kong International Airport for travel to Australia?

Currently, Australia has tough restrictions on liquids for both departing and arriving flights. These mean that for a flight to Australia, you will be re-screened before boarding the plane, with ...
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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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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 you'...
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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 don'...
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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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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. We'...
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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 ...