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An island country and continent in the Southern Hemisphere, located in the south-west Pacific Ocean. More specific regional tags (to be preferred, where relevant) include: [new-south-wales] [northern-territory], [queensland], [sunshine-coast], [victoria-australia]

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Australian citizen married to dual Australian/Italian citizen wanting to travel Europe for 6 months

My wife and I are looking to travel Europe for 6 months next year and are finding it very difficult/anxiety-inducing to sort through the visa rules afforded to non-EU spouses of EU citizens. I am an ...
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Bringing homemade sweet bread into Australia

Can I bring home-baked bread containing raisins and apples into Australia? It is shelf stable, does not require refrigeration and is for family consumption
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Working holiday visa to Australia

I am a Brazilian national by birth and have recently acquired British citizenship. I have been living in the UK for the past six years. I am now planning to take a working holiday trip to Australia. ...
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Appealing an Australian Visa Refusal (Tourist)

My daughter was refused a tourist visa for reasons that the funds she has in the bank are not sufficient, that the salary she is receiving is not enough and that my daughter might not return to the ...
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Indian passport holders applying to both Australian and NZ visa (from India)

I am planning a family visit to both countries. Going through the official websites, it seems that booking flights before visa issuance is not a great idea (both sites clearly mention it). So can I ...
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South Korea transit visa waiver program

I am a Chinese passport holder with permanent residency in the UK. I would like to travel to South Korea and then Australia (UK -> South Korea -> Australia -> UK), and will apply online for ...
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Why was the "piece concept" of baggage applied on an Australia-Japan flight?

There are two ways to define baggage allowances on flights. IATA: Weight Concept: measured by the total weight of checked-in baggage, which is shown as a weight amount on the ticket (e.g. 20 kg or ...
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Getting on or off Greyhound Australia buses at night?

I've been thinking of using Greyhound Australia's buses to travel around Australia. The issue is that their buses can depart or arrive quite late at night, such as at midnight. When should I come to a ...
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What can you do at the Thomson station on the Walhalla goldfields railway?

I was looking at the time table for the Walhalla Gold fields railway (www.walhallarail.com.au) and noticed it had a stop called "Thomson". Going by the timetable I should be able to take the ...
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Had some problems checking in with an eVisa. Why did it happen and how can I prevent it from happening again?

I applied for an Australian eVisitor visa on December 19th, 2023 holding a UK passport. I was approved within 10 minutes. My actual date of travel was on the 27th of March, 2024. I checked in with my ...
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Australia ETA subclass 601 and 600

I registered through the Australian ETA apication subclass 601. I paid AUD 20. Then I could not access the link given. I accidentally created my immigration account on the Australian home affairs ...
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Australia Tourist Visa 600 "Evidence of Tourism" when visiting family member

I am applying Tourist Visa for Australia subclass 600, and on their attachment section they require me to attach "Evidence of Tourism in Australia". I am an Indonesian passport holder. I'm ...
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No last name on Australian PR visa & Indian passport - what should it be on the ticket?

My passport & Australian Permanent Residency visa have my first name as "Girish" and no last name. I am about to travel to Australia for the first time. I booked my flight with Sri ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Australia? [closed]

I'm travelling to Jordan and my itinerary mentions a technical stop in Australia. Will I need to apply for an Australian transit visa for this?
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Can I apply again after getting an Australia tourist visa refusal?

Can I apply again after getting an Australia tourist visa refusal? The reason for refusal is: I have considered the support provided by their parents in India and inviter in Australia. While letters ...
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Australian eVisitor Visa/criminal record

I'm a UK citizen, my dad is an Australian citizen, and I booked flights for February 9, 2024, not realizing that a visa is required to visit Australia. I applied for the eVisitor visa 2 days ago, with ...
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Traveling from Canada to Australia with a layover in New Zealand. Will I go through AUS customs in New Zealand?

I'm a Canadian citizen traveling from YYC to MEL with 2 layovers one in LAX and one in AKL. In Canada when we travel to the states we do US customs/immigration in Canada because that section of the ...
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Can I bring dried chillies to Australia?

TL;DR: Can I bring dried chillies to Australia? Dried chillies/capsicum are not permitted and will be destroyed, unless they meet the exclusions listed on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and ...
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Travelling to Australia for conference presentation

My teammate and I have been invited to a conference in Australia to present our paper. We think that we need a visitor visa (subclass 600), Business Visitor stream. However, my teammate wants to bring ...
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Could I bring my furry dog plushie into Australia?

I'm planning to go to Sydney this month by plane, and I have a furry dog plushie that I'd like to bring with me as well. May I know whether or not I should declare my dog plushie toy when I enter ...
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Can US citizens travel to Australia on a passport with less than 3 months validity?

Does a US passport holder need 3 extra months of validity on their passport to travel to Australia, or merely a passport that is valid through the duration of their stay? Various third party ...
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Can I bring cod liver oil into Australia?

I want to bring cod liver supplements to Australia, 90 days worth. Will this be okay and what do I tick if I should declare it?
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Does applying for an Australia tourist visa from Ireland require a valid IRP stamp until the date of return?

I'm an Indonesian passport holder, working in Ireland under critical skill Stamp 1. I'm planning a trip to Australia from 15 December to around 14 January. The problem is I'm currently trying to get ...
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How to check if a flight booked is flying on mentioned day

I've booked a flight with Vietjet via Expedia. Flight Details VJ082 02/12/2023 01:30 - Melbourne (MEL) 06:20 - Ho Chi Minh (SGN) VJ883 02/12/2023 19:15 - Ho Chi Minh (SGN) 23:30 - Mumbai (BOM) VJ884 ...
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Entering Australia on ETA with undisclosed wet and reckless

My husband got his ETA for Australia granted. But when he answered have you had any conviction anywhere he answered no. He has a 20 year old wet and reckless which he forgot about that he received ...
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Car rental - how do I book additional drivers as an Australian?

Most (if not all) car rental agencies I've encountered living in Australia add additional drivers as standard for free (so long as certain criteria are met). Though I've mostly used these for hiring ...
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Do I require a visa for my journey from Pakistan to Perth with a layover in Jakarta? Change of airline and Terminals T3 to T1

My layover time is 7 hours 20 minutes, and I arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 1. I have a valid visa of Australia, valid passport of Pakistan, and a valid ticket to Perth, Australia.
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Why are there no direct (non-stop) flights from Sydney in Australia to Arica in Chile?

I want to book a direct flight over the Pacific but I found none. I wonder where can I find any ticket that meets this criteria. Thank you!
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If i get visa of different countries around duration but Im doing training in USA n then i receive australia visa 407 of australia and time overlaps?

If I get visa of different countries around duration but Im doing training in USA n then i receive australia visa 407 of australia and time overlaps I have 9 months left to complete my USA J1 exchange ...
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While applying for an Australia working holiday visa, it says passport information is wrong

I'm currently trying to apply for my working holiday visa for Australia and I can't even get past the 3rd page due to it saying my passport information is wrong, even though it's all typed in ...
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UK Entry Denied or Refused

I recently completed my studies in the UK and went on holiday to Europe. During this time, the Home Office emailed me, stating that I am eligible for a Post-Study Visa. However, they also mentioned ...
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This article in a major Australian newspaper says Aussies just gained visa-free access to Japan. Didn't we already have it?

I've been visiting Japan for something like twenty years with Australian passports and never needed to obtain a visa in advance. I've always been granted 90-day stays. I was there a few months before ...
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If I’m applying for an Australian ETA, but I’ve been convicted as a minor once or twice and it got expunged, do I put yes I’ve been convicted?

I was between the ages of 11-13 when I got arrested for vandalism and had to do some community service. Then I got arrested for trespassing around the same age and I'm pretty sure they just let me off ...
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How can you open an Australian bank account with a short-term visa?

How and where can you open a bank account in Australia if you are on a short-term visa (up to six months)?
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Can I check-in Carton Box on a Qantas Flight?

I'm going to take a domestic flight from Melbourne to Sydney within the upcoming days. However, I would like to take a carton box with the total dimension of 61 inches (155cm) on Qantas airline as a ...
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Dedicated LPG Ute, long distance drive, VIC to QLD

Need to drive to Ipswich QLD from Ballarat VIC, have a dedicated LPG vehicle, anyone know which route would be the best to take for enough Petrol Stations that sell LPG? Is there an app or website ...
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Visa for baby US to Australia

I'm travelling with my husband and baby to Australia in a month, and we applied for ETA visas using the app, but my husband mistakenly put "No" under "Are you the applicant" for ...
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Travelling within the Schengen region either side of my long stay student visa in Italy? [duplicate]

I’ve gotten some mixed responses from the Italian consulate here in Italy vs. the Italian consulate in Australia here. I’ve been on a study visa for 6 months in Italy and my student visa is about to ...
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Traveling from US to Indonesia with a 16 hr layover in Sydney. Have carry on luggage only. Do i still need a transit visa for that layover?

Traveling from Hawaii to Indonesia with a 16 hr layover in Sydney, Australia. I have carry-on luggage only. Would I still need a transit visa, or will I be ok without one?
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Applying for tourist visa to Australia with juvenile record and speeding tickets

I am attempting to apply for a tourist visa to Australia. When I get to the question about prior convictions, it says any past convictions, not substantial like some other countries do, and I have a ...
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Can I wait airside at Melbourne (MEL) until midnight before passing immigration?

I'm planning on travelling to Melbourne and currently hold an Australian eVisitor (subclass 651) visa. It does not have a fixed entry date (I can arrive any time up to the expiry of the visa). The ...
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TWOV at Sydney Airport

I'm flying from the UK next week (British Citizen). Can someone just share their experience of the TWOV process at Sydney Airport T1? I'm flying into Sydney from London via Abu Dhabi landing at 6am, ...
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Forced to pay a customs fee for importing a used wedding dress into the Netherlands. Is there a way to avoid paying?

I have been required to pay a hefty Value Added Tax (VAT) and customs duty on my wedding dress that I brought from Australia to the Netherlands (I was stopped at customs, so I likely also need to pay ...
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How can I check current water levels in Lake George, NSW, Australia?

Lake George in New South Wales, Australia, not too far from capital Canberra, is an endorheic (no rivers flowing out) lake famous for regularly "disappearing": it can be dry for years and ...
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Can you still use a third-party service to apply for an Australia ETA?

There are numerous third-party sites like this that offer Australian ETA applications as a service, which are often even cheaper than the official site. However, as of February 2023 the official site ...
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Help with Australian ETA app in Japan

An elderly relative of mine in Japan is planning to visit Australia soon and needs to apply for a Class 601 Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Unfortunately, some genius bureaucrat has decided to ...
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Australia transit visa

I am a third party country nationals residing with resident permit in Poland. I have a visa to NZ however I want to transit from Australia by flight. I need a transit visa. I should go to vfs for ...
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Am I eligible for an Australian ETA Visa with a criminal conviction?

I would like to apply for a ETA 601 visa but I'm not sure if I'm eligible or not. I reviewed the eligibility at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/electronic-travel-...
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I have not received any email confirmation of my Australian eVisitor visa, but I have a grant number

I have not received any email confirmation of my Australian eVisitor visa, but I have a grant number. I checked on the VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) and there is a grant number. Is this ...
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Leaving airport while in transit in Australia

I have a 12 hour layover in Australia and am trying to find information about whether it's possible to leave the airport during this time (on an Irish passport.) I've found this information : ...
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