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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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Exchange my Australian P2 driver license in Ontario Canada? [migrated]

I got into this driving thing kinda late, which means I have a probationary driver's license from Victoria, Australia that looks kinda like this: I have built a family over the past years and we ...
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Advise on Residency Visa for Brasilians in Portugal [migrated]

I'm looking for advise or help. My GF currently is fro Rio and currently lives and works in Portugal whilst i am living in Melbourne. We are planning for her to visit me here before we start the ...
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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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Can you reactivate a previously expired data plan when travelling to Australia?

My wife has previously held an Aussie phone number with Amaysim. Can she reactivate that number but with a different provider, with different data plan etc, or does she have to go with Amaysim to re-...
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Apparently the Blue Mountains trains are out at present, how can I get to Bathurst / Penrith and Sydney the easieset?

Currently there is a big outage on the line. I'll be in Katoomba for Christmas. Boxing Day, I'd like to get to either Bathurst or Penrith or Sydney for the Boxing Day sales. Are the only options ...
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How much did it cost to travel from Sydney to Parkes, by train, in 1998? (And indeed how much does it cost in practice today?)

I also wonder, what year was it first possible to travel from Sydney Central to Parkes by rail??
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Entering Australia answered incorrectly on ETA and Form 1023

I applied for an ETA two weeks ago and was approved. When asked about criminal convictions, I put no, as there was a minor thing 20 years ago in 2002 and thought it wasn't even on my record, as I was ...
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How long do I need to be out of Australia in order to reset the 3-month stay under an eVisitor (subclass 651) visa?

This visa is valid for 1 year and allows the holder to stay in Australia for up to 3 months after which time you MUST leave - but can return for a further stay/s of 3 months while the visa remains ...
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Travelling from London to Queenstown, NZ through Sydney airport, will I go through customs/border control?

I have a working holiday visa for Aus, but I am first flying to NZ to visit friends. I am a UK Citizen. The flights are all on one ticket. My transit is through Singapore, Indonesia and then Sydney, ...
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Need to exit/enter australia on visit visa

I need to exit/enter Australia before a "particular date"... I am on a multi-entry visit visa and must not enter after this "particular date"; Will taking a cruise in the open seas ...
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Are these good countries to use for travel history when applying to Australia for a visa?

I am worried about the travel history I need to show to Australia for a visa. I have been severally to Benin Republic, Togo, Uganda, and Rwanda. I planned on going for Christmas say in Egypt or North ...
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How Long is Australia visa valid for?

How long is Australia tourist visa valid for? Especially for Nigerian Citizens?
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Declaring fines / offence on Australian visa application

I was fined for urinating in public in the Netherlands and given an on the spot fine. Do I need to declare this on an Australian visa application?
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update Australian passport from UK

I have legally changed my name. I am trying to update my Australian Passport. I live in the UK under a Tier 2 Visa. I have assembled my documents and have everything I need. But because my current ...
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Australian visa application stuck for 2 months

My son and wife applied for visitor visas to Australia in June, but while she got hers in two days, he is still waiting eight weeks later. They had to cancel their trip and they lost the money they ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Melbourne en route to Wellington?

I want to buy a ticket from Dubai to Wellington NZ. The flight is Dubai - Melbourne - Wellington. It is all one ticket, and I will not need my luggage in any location except the final destination. Do ...
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Are paper banknotes used in Australia?

I understand that Australia first released plastic banknotes in 1988, which replaced the paper dollar notes that had first been issued in 1966. Are any pre-plastic paper notes still around, and are ...
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Visa granted, may I ask another visa and conserve the first?

I applied for a Working Holiday Visa in Australia (417). It had just been granted and that's OK because I have to go there soon to sort some stuff but I was thinking to stay there working later this ...
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Question about Australia ETA and before enter to Australia

I will travel to Australia to visit my relative next 6 more days. When I filled the application for ETA, has a question: Has the applicant ever had a criminal conviction? I ticked NO ( by mistake) and ...
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San Francisco -> Fiji -> Brisbane -> Melbourne, Australian Travel Declaration

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 ...
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Unvaccinated athlete denied entry to Australia: will they be banned from entering Australia again if they appeal against visa cancellation?

Novak Djokovic was denied entry to Australia and had his visa cancelled due to not being vaccinated against Covid Australia's home-affair website states here If your visa is cancelled Cancellation of ...
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Getting airline's past-positive covid form signed by GP

This is a reach of desperation. My wife and daughter are are in the UK (I am at home in Australia) and had a positive PCR test more than 2 weeks ago. They are vaccinated, have no symptoms and have ...
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How does one indicate exemption from travel restrictions for an Australian Visitor Visa (600)?

My wife is applying for an Australian Tourist-stream Visitor Visa. The website indicates that We are prioritising visa applications for travellers who are exempt from our travel restrictions. How ...
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What is the meaning of 'national' as in e.g. 'Australian national'? [closed]

From this academia se question: I am an Australian national and want to live in Australia long term. What exactly is the meaning of Australian national? like student visa? or actual citizen? or ...
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Is there really no way for Australian citizens to return home from India right now legally?

I just read that Australia has passed a law that makes it illegal for citizens to return home from India. Is there absolutely no way to do it? Can't the embassy in New Delhi assist in some way? I ...
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Can an Australian passport holder travel through New Zealand to a third country without an exemption?

Since March 2020, it has not been possible for an Australian passport holder to leave Australia without applying for an exemption. However from April 19 2021 this will change slightly in that it will ...
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Transit visa through Sydney from Fiji to Abu Dhabi having Lebanese citizenship

I am Lebanese and want to travel from Fiji to Lebanon having to transit by Sydney airport. I will have to stay at the airport 8 hours. My question is do I need to apply for a transit visa ?
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Work trip to two Australian clients - letters of invitation and visa extension

My friend is an Italian specialist who travels quite often for work; in April he'll have to go to Australia to fix a problem for Client A. The client has sent him a Letter of Invitation that will ...
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Will I have to clear customs on my crossover flight in Sydney?

My partner is flying from Brisbane to Auckland - with a 1 hour stop in Sydney. My question is will he need to clear customs in Brisbane or Sydney, and will he have enough time to get from the domestic ...
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When is the travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia opening?

With Covid, the borders have been closed since March 24, 2020. There's a sort of one way bubble where you don't need to quarantine entering Australia, but what about the other way?
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Red Light Ticket in Australia sent to my UK address

I was driving my boyfriends car at the time.. didn't even realise I'd gone through a red light until later on, when a few months had passed and I'd gone back to the UK, my boyfriend gets a letter ...
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Work for a company in a different country while on tourist visa in Australia?

I'm on an Australian PR and plan on getting married next year. We will then apply for an offshore Partner visa. While that gets processed (which could take between a year to 2years), she can apply for ...
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Buying a sim card for two weeks (in the UK) for Australia

I am travelling from UK to Australia and my UK cell-phone provider (giff-gaff) doesn't support roaming. I will be quarantined in a hotel for two weeks and need to have a sim-card during the quarantine....
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In transit with controlled medication

I am travelling from Vancouver to auckland via SFO and Sydney. I will be in transit in Sydney, arriving on a UA flight and transiting to an Air NZ flight to Auckland. I have a medical condition and ...
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Can a Canadian living in Australia leave to UK during current COVID restrictions?

My girlfriend is a Canadian citizen, visiting Melbourne, Australia on a work visa. I am able to leave Australia, and travel back to England using my British passport, because I am a dual citizen of ...
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If I have German travel document for refugees do I need visa to Visit Australia? [duplicate]

If I have German travel document for refugees do I need visa to Visit Australia? And what is the best visa to travel to Australia to attend my daughters wedding?
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What is the furthest one could be from a regional/major airport in mainland Australia?

The scenario: I'm cycling/hiking through Aus and get an emergency call to fly somewhere, what's the furthest out (in kilometers, as the crow flies), that I could be from a regional (ie, Port Lincoln) ...
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Can I bring computer parts to Australia?

I'm a foreigner who moved to Australia a year ago. I've been looking to build my first gaming PC, BUT as I've look in some computer stores in Australia, the parts are a little bit expensive for me. ...
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Immi account password recovery without answering security questions

I have forgotten both my immi account (Australian Visa Application Account) password and security questions. When I tried to recover my password through the option ''I have forgotten my ImmiAccount ...
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Offroad motorcycling across Australia

Where can I find a map of off-roading areas and trails in Australia for motobike? Would it be possible to cross from Brisbane to Perth going off-road for the majority of the way? What are the laws ...
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Australian Visa date - confused arrival date

I got a Visa of 18 months for Australia I have but, visa dates are confusing me as it says: Granting date is 07 February 2020 ; First arrival by 07 August 2020 ; Must not arrive after 07 August 2020. ...
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Can I work on my projects (self-employed) while visiting another country? [duplicate]

I am self-employed as an indie game developer and would like to visit New Zealand and Australia to do some touristing. Can I work on my projects (programming/design/online marketing/support) while ...
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Are luxury hotel rooms in the Sydney area available at a discount during the lockdown?

During the current lockdown, there's a major reduction in international and inter-state travel in Australia. Is it possible to book rooms in luxury hotels, such as Shangri-La, in the Sydney area at a ...
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Can I attend a piloting class as a tourist in Australia?

A friend of mine and I (we are both EU citizens living and working in Germany) are planning to go together to Australia for holidays for about a month. Because we are EU passport holders, we don't ...
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Did SQ-242, fly from Sydney to Singapore on 8th April 2020? [duplicate]

Was Flight No SQ-242 Singapore Airlines from Sydney to Singapore on 8th April 2020, cancelled due to the Corona virus and border controls in Australia?
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No residency for Australian visa application

I am wanting to apply for an Australian working holiday visa and one of the questions is my usual residence and asks for an address. Here's the thing. I don't have a usual country or residence. I ...
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If someone is refused visa in any one of the “Five Eyes” countries, does this affect his subsequent visa applications in other “Five Eyes” countries?

Suppose, someone is refused a study visa from Canada thrice. Reasons include: lack of fund lack of travel history will not return I can improve #1 by obtaining a scholarship. I can improve #2 by ...
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Does a Schengen visa refusal affect negatively Australian PR visa approval? [duplicate]

I am Iraqi passport holder living currently in Iraq with no valid Australian visa. I received an invitation to lodge my 189 visa and I am in process of lodging my PR visa. While I was studying in ...
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How impairing are current Australian quarantine procedures?

With the COVID-19 crisis looming over the world, Australia has imposed a 14-day self-isolation guidance for all international arrivals. These guidelines very put out shortly after I applied for my ...
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