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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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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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Is it possible to enter Australia with a temporary Polish passport?

I lost my Polish passport and I need to go back to Australia, where I hold a student visa. Can I get a temporary Polish passport to go back and then get the 10-year one once I'm in Australia? A ...
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For how many days Govt of India keep travelers under observation who have transit in Singapore and travelling from Australia to India via singapore? [duplicate]

For how many days Govt of India keep travelers under observation in airport in India who have transit in Singapore and travelling from Australia to India via Singapore ?
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Can I return to Australia after serving an entry ban due to a prior overstay? [closed]

I am English and I left Australia in 2015 upon which I received a ban for 3 years for overstaying my welcome, even through I was granted a visa (or what I thought was sponsorship visa for 5 years). ...
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Change Australia travel dates after being granted a visa

I have been granted a visitors Visa for a holiday to Australia that was Originally to start this month Feb'20, but I have had to change my plans and will now not be going until Sept 21st with arrival ...
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Do I need visa to be in Sydney Airport from 18,45 pm till 11,45 am? I am Argentinean

I am Argentinian, travelling from Papua New Guinea to Argentina. I'll arrive to Sydney on the 19th of June at 18:55 pm and I am boarding my next flight on the 20th of June at 11:45 am. I am not going ...
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Assistance with luggage at Canberra airport for a woman travelling with children

My wife and I will be travelling from Canberra to Doha on Qatar Airways with our two kids (aged 1 and 3). I will be returning to Canberra before her. My research tells me that that there are no porter ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a 13 hour stay in Sydney airport?

I'm a Filipino with a permanent residency here in New Zealand, I noticed that I have a 13 hour stop over in Sydney Australia, from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM, do I still need to get a transit visa?
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Aus and NZ tourist visa for Indian Passport holder residing in Germany

I'm a EU blue card holder for more than a year living in Germany. I'm getting married in end of March 2020 in Chennai, India and we want to go on a honeymoon to both countries Aus and NZ in first ...
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Can we make changes to Australian visitor visa application after submitting the file?

In particular, I want to arrive earlier than planned. I am a student and wanted to go see my sister. The main reason was her graduation ceremony. However, since the preparation for the file got late ...
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Are track and trail referring to different kind of footpaths in Australia?

When looking at maps, in Australia (at least in NSW state), some footpath are marked name as "trail" (e.g. https://goo.gl/maps/QWfxzDFjfrvBdtjcA) and some are named "track" (e.g. https://goo.gl/maps/...
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Do I need to apply for a new Australian eVisitor visa if I have lost my passport?

I am due to travel to Australia on March 6, to join a cruise. I applied some time ago, and was granted, an eVisitor visa. Recently I lost my passport, so I applied for, and was granted, a new one. I ...
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Is it possible to have multiple working holiday visas (not EU)?

As I am approaching 31, I am thinking of giving working holiday a go. I am considering New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Would it be possible to apply for all three and then keep switching countries ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa in Melbourne?

I am from India, now in New Zealand. I have booked a ticket in Qantas Airways: Auckland - Melbourne Terminal 2- Melbourne Terminal 2 - New Delhi, New Delhi to Ahmadabad. I will be staying in ...
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Latest possible entry after getting an Australian working holiday visa

Let's say you apply for an Australian working holiday visa one day before your 31st birthday and get it (as a German citizen), how much time do you have to travel to Australia and officially start ...
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How can a visa refusal due to "medical inadmissibility" impact future visa applications?

G'day all After submitting an application for an Australian student visa (subclass 500; for a 7-month university exchange), I was prompted to undertake a health examination. Due to my medical history,...
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Is it a must to apply Australian tourist visa from the country you are departing from?

I am an Indonesian citizen living in Shenzhen on a student visa. I am planning to travel to Australia from Shenzhen next year. I was wondering if I can apply for an Australian short-visit visa in ...
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Brush Fires Near Sydney Australia, Jan 2020 Travel

I am traveling from the US to Sydney, NSW Australia from January 3rd to January 11th of 2020 on Qantas. I have been keeping up with the news on the brush fires NSW is experiencing. I wanted to see ...
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