I'm going to travel from San Francisco to Melbourne. I have a transit in Fiji (NADI airport) for 3 hours and in Brisbane airport for 2 hours. Flights are operated by Fiji airlines (San Francisco to Fiji) and Qantas airlines (Brisbane to Melbourne).

I'm going to complete the Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) now.

2 questions:

  1. I need to mention flight number and departing country in Travel declaration form. Which country should be the departing country in this case... USA or FIJI? And, what should be the arriving city... Brisbane or Melbourne?
  2. Do I need to complete the Queensland travel declaration form even if I don't go out of the airport in Brisbane?
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    Are you an Australian Citizen, or do you have an exception to enter Australia? (The fact you don't know the name of the state you're transiting in makes me think you're not a citizen)
    – Doc
    Commented Jan 18, 2022 at 3:40
  • @Doc, I'm not a citizen but a Australian PR currently living in the US.
    – nobody
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 18:44

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This Australia government webpage describes the information required to complete the ATD:

When filling out the ATD, you will need to:

  • provide your contact details, including a contact phone number in Australia
  • make a legally binding declaration in relation to your vaccination status
  • make a declaration regarding your last 14 days travel history
  • make a declaration that you are aware of the quarantine and testing requirements that apply when coming to Australia and in the state or territory you are landing, and the penalties for non-compliance.

The third bullet point will include all your Australia-bound flights. Thus, the answer to your first question is not "this flight" or "that flight," but both flights.

You will arrive into Australia at Brisbane (in Queensland). The flight from Brisbane to Melbourne (in Victoria) is domestic, both departure and arrival airports being in Australia. To make sure that all passengers arriving in Brisbane from an overseas airport (such as Fiji) pass through Australian Immigration and Customs upon arrival in Australia, Immigration and Customs checks will be done at Brisbane. That you will not leave the Brisbane Airport is irrelevant.

Thus, the answer to your second question is you should complete the Queensland declaration form. I am unfamiliar with the existence or content of a Victoria arrival form. It may be that one flying from Brisbane to Melbourne (as you will) is required to fill out such a form as well.

  • Thank you so much DavidSupportsMonica. I appreciate your answer!
    – nobody
    Commented Jan 17, 2022 at 21:31
  • one more question, since I will travel from US to FIJI and then to Australia, should I mention "Yes" to this question? "Have you travelled, or will you travel, in the 14 days prior to your flight to Australia? Note: Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence. You may also be liable to a civil penalty for giving false or misleading information."
    – nobody
    Commented Jan 17, 2022 at 21:36
  • @nobody The answer is "Yes," as all your going-to-Australia flights will have occurred within 14 days prior to your last flight from Fiji > Brisbane. If the answer is useful, please tick the check mark next to to the left of the text to "accept" it. Commented Jan 17, 2022 at 21:56
  • Thanks, @nobody. I don't see the Accept It button anywhere on the page. I cannot even vote until I have 15 reputations. Is this related?
    – nobody
    Commented Jan 17, 2022 at 22:29
  • If you can't, you can't. But it's not an Accept button, but instead a checkmark that appears to the left of the answer, between the ▲ symbol which means "This Answer is Useful" and the ▼ symbol which means "This Answer is Not Useful." Commented Jan 17, 2022 at 22:32

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