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I rang the Islander Trader and there is no passenger cargo. Maybe you could private charter a boat.


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No, the ETA subclass 601 is not the right visa for this purpose. To quote the Department of Border Protection and Immigration website: Business visitor activities include: making general business or employment enquiries investigating, negotiating, signing or reviewing a business contract activities carried out as part of an official ...


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Assuming you're actively working as opposed to (say) sitting in meetings or conducting negotiations, the answer is no, you're not. One of the people I work with is in a situation extremely similar to yours -- visiting for 3 months, working but paid by overseas employer -- and our company's lawyers advised him that an ETA is insufficient, and they should ...


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NOTE: It seems that I was mistaken, and you should read the comments below, and @CMaster's answer for more information. I'll leave this post up in the hope that it is informative to others. I've been to Australia a couple of times under similar circumstances, and I used the Electronic Travel Authority Visa. It was very easy, and as far as I know, it is ...


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You should declare ALL medicine, whether prescribed or not. I not only tick yes to the question, I also circle the word medicine. In my experience when you get to the officer they look at the form and say "what medicine do you have?" They know which medications are allowed in and which are not. I had prescribed medication with me and brought the prescription ...


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I believe you are asking whether there would be any adverse consequences if, after being granted a visitor visa for Australia, you do not use it. Probably not. This is especially true because you have a reasonable explanation for not travelling to Australia, namely that the visa was granted after your intended period of travel, and you were unable to ...


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Resting Tired Travellers vs Free Campers Roadside rest areas are intended for tired travellers and not for campers. Indeed most of them are signposted with "no camping" signs, as are most urban and suburban parking areas. Some rest areas allow overnight stays, and the longest one can stay is 24-hours. The thin line between a tired traveller and a camper ...


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There might be one way around paying for the entrance fee to the Penguin Parade. There is a public road (St Helens Road) overlooking the bay to which the penguins come at night, just above the actual Parade. One might actually be able to see the birds from there, if one brings a good pair of binoculars. Below is a screenshot of the map, whose detailed link ...


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Some places have laws that make it hard and expensive to evict hotel guests who overstay their welcome. International visitors often have to leave the country after a set amount of days, which makes it easy to get rid of them. Unfortunately I do not know if there are any of these "hard to evict" problems in Australia.


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Well, That happened to one of my friend. It's true that this happen often. Like the comment above mentioned, some hostels want to have a global social environment rather than bunch of people from the country. I think also the people who use the hotels expect the travelers to be from around the world which create a different environment. Don't be upset but ...


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Don't take it personally, that happens in other countries as well. It's not common, but there are hostels in the US, Canada, and Europe that don't allow people from their own country to stay there. So if it makes you feel any better, there are U.S. hostels that will happily accept you, but not a U.S. citizen. I ran into that once myself when I wanted to ...


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Unless there is a sign , usually placed by the local council or national parks, that specifically states no camping its highly unlikely any one will care how long you camp in a road side stop .


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Whatever you don - don't show aussie immigration your expired aussie passport, use a photo or photocopy of it. Immigration officials are instructed to confiscate expired passports on the spot that have not been officially 'disabled', usually done when you send it's sent in for renewal. Applying for a replacement passport without the old one is more ...


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What I always do is get a fake printed return ticket. The easiest way is to buy the return ticket at expedia.com, download the PDF with the e-ticket and immediately ask for cancelling the ticket (You can do it via the website up to 24h after the purchase with no costs and no hassle at all). Remember, the immigration officer has no access to the airline ...


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Two responses, for depending on why you ask. If you ask because you want to know if it's legal, then yes, you can enter on a single way ticket. See the advice on this web page from the Australian High Commission in the UK that specifically references single vs. one way tickets. However, if you ask because you want to know if it's cost effective, then no, ...


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The general law anywhere in the world is that you should be able to prove that you're leaving the country you're about to visit as a tourist. It's enforced differently across different countries, airlines, borders etc. The safest option that still doesn't require you to have a return ticket is to book a valid flight with an agent that doesn't cost anything ...


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No, there aren't. While branded the "Penguin Parade", the entire penguin colony site is actually operated by Phillip Island Nature Parks, a non-profit organization, and the basic "General Viewing" option only buys you entry to the trails and seating area to watch the penguins waddle ashore. Actual guided tours cost more. There are other penguin colonies ...


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According to the Government of Australia's website, which would be more reliable than some blogger, you can bring a three month supply along with a English version of the prescription. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Brin/Can-I-bring-it-back/Can-I-Bring-It-Back-Medicine/Can-I-Bring-Medicine-Back (do you think their web guru could have packed any more ...


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Although camping in Byron Bay and surrounding suburban areas is not permitted, if you head north of Byron Bay along the Pacific highway there are numerous free parking spots. One of them is the Yelgun rest area. There is also one about 5 minutes north of the Byron turn off. If you go further north, you can also find the Sleepy Hollow rest area even further ...



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