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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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Darwin to Timor by boat

Need a bit of advice. I can't seem to find any information about boats from Darwin to Timor. I've been informed there are no ferries. Anyone know how to or had experience getting from Darwin to ...
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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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Australian permanent resident countries to visit without visa

I have some friends who are PR of Australia and I wonder what countries allows Australian permanent residents to visit without a visa? I know that New Zealand doesn't require a visa for Australian ...
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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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Indian Citizen applying for Australian Visitor Visa from USA

Am currently working in US on L1B visa and my Visa is expiring on Nov 2019. Am planning to visit Australia on a Tourist/Visit visa during December to visit my friends. Am planning to fly from India to ...
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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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Why doesn't Australia have any trains that can go faster than 160 km/h?

Despite enthusiastic support from the Qanda set, high speed rail between the major capital cities isn't a reality in Australia. Wikivoyage mentions high speed trains from Brisbane to Rockhampton, and ...
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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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Can I use my Go Card on Sunbus services in Cairns?

Public buses in Cairns seem to be operated by Sunbus, but they're part of the wider Queenland Translink system. There's a special Translink website area for Cairns, and a lot of the links from the ...
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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 you eat food refused by quarantine by Australian border control?

If some food you're bringing in is refused by quarantine, are they sometimes willing to let you eat it? Assume there isn't a massive queue behind you and the officer is in a good mood. Background: I ...
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Lowest cost method of exchanging AUD into physical other currencies?

I have a trip planned that will take me from the origin of Australia to several countries throughout Europe, who mostly use Euro, but also some other currencies. For a person that either has ...
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When is the best time to visit the Australian outback?

I plan on renting a camper van driving from Adelaide to Alice Springs via Uluru roughly following this route. What would be the best time of the year to do this? I've never been to Aus, and I'm from ...
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What's the right answer to "Check, Savings or Credit" for an overseas card in Australia?

A few days ago, rather jetlagged, I was very stumped when the person serving me in a cafe at the airport asked "Cheque, Savings or Credit" when I handed over my (overseas / foreign card) to pay for a ...
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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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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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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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Travel Insurance for US Citizens for a year-long trip

In a few months, I will be going to Australia on a Work and Holiday Visa for a year to travel and work. I am looking for a place to get health/travel insurance for my time there. Does anyone know of ...
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Where can I camp for free in, or near, Byron Bay, Australia?

I'm currently road tripping across the Gold Coast. I find myself in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and am looking for accommodation. I rented a small camper van and don't really wish to pay 70+ Australian ...
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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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Getting a YHA discount on Greyhound Australia's website?

According to the discount page on Greyhound's site: Greyhound offers up to 10% off Travel tickets and Passes for customers who hold one of these membership cards. ISIC card YHA card MAD card ...
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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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What does the Australian eVisitor visa allow you to do in terms of leaving and re-entering?

Since I am a French citizen I can apply for the eVisitor (subclass 651) visa. However, there is something that seems a bit ambiguous. On the Australian government website it is written that with this ...
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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 UK student visa refusal impact on Australian Student visa application?

I have been recently refused (3 weeks ago) student visa application that I applied for UK and the refusal reasons were based on my credibility interview where the ECO asked me detailed ranking ...
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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 does YCWCYODFTRFDTY mean?

In several outback pubs in central Australia, including Cadney Homestead (below) and Stuarts Well Roadhouse, there's a prominent sign at the bar with the cryptic message "YCWCYODFTRFDTY": What does ...
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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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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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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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How do I buy a double ticket for myself?

I want to travel conveniently from Darwin to Sydney. For an empty seat next to me, I am happy to purchase another ticket. Do airlines allow a passenger manifest with two similar names? Am unable to ...
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Are there toilets on the Stradbroke Island ferry?

There is a cafe on a few of the ferries but a toilet is not mentioned. Are there toilet facilities on the Stradbroke Island ferry? If not, is there one at the ferry station - one that can be used ...
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Do I need a transit visa for an 8 and a half hour layover in Australia?

Do I need a transit visa for an 8 and a half hour layover in Sydney, Australia? I have no intention of leaving the airport. Also, would I need to pass through customs and immigration? I'm travelling ...
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Passport not stamped on arrival in Australia

I am traveling to Australia first time. My departure date is stamp on my passport from my country. I landed on Perth and gone through all the immigration process than I fly to Sydney through domestic ...
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Are there any natural outdoor ice skating locations in Australia?

I know winter is over now but it likely will be winter again by the time I get back to Australia. I also know there are a few temporary outdoor ice skating rinks but I do not know if there is any non ...
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Are some Optus kiosks in Sydney Airport a scam?

In the international terminal of Sydney Airport there are several Optus kiosks. When I flew to Sydney for the first time, I didn't know that, and I proceeded to the first Optus kiosk I saw (assuming ...

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