Questions tagged [australia]

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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My Indian passport renewed but not yet updated on Austalian PR Visa

Background I have an Australian PR visa (subclass 189) and an Indian passport. I have recently renewed my passport because it was due to expire. I have submitted my new details via : https://immi....
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Travel to Australia with new passport (with visa in old passport)

I was granted a visa to Australia few months ago. I’d like to travel to Australia in few days. However, I’ve just renewed my passport and I don’t have enough time to inform them about my passport ...
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Renew British passport which includes visa for return to Australia [duplicate]

I’m an Australian permanent resident with an expired British passport which includes my visa to return to Australia after travelling overseas. When I renew my passport, is the visa automatically ...
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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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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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Australian visas - any difference between tourist and business?

I applied for an Australian Visitor (subclass 600) visa as a tourist - I know I said tourist as I still have the application form online. Almost immediately I got an email to say I had been granted ...
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Is it possible to climb Uluru (Ayers Rock)?

Suppose I'm in Australia. Can I climb Uluru? Do I need any special permits or gear? And how long do I have to walk to the top?
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Does the surcharge apply only if you tap the card in Australia?

Some restaurants in Australia have a surcharge if you use a credit card. I've heard from someone who lives in Australia that this surcharge only applies if you tap the card (paywave or paypass), but ...
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Form 929: No response received from the mailing id, not even automated response

My father needs to travel to Australia on an urgent basis, but they recently got their passports renewed and they hold a visitor's visa against their old passport. I emailed the following address [...
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Is it okay to order a pot of Tea in Australia and ask for an extra cup?

When ordering a pot of Tea in Australia at a cafe is it OK to ask for two cups? A pot of tea is usually served with only one cup. I like drinking tea but I only drink one cup and I realized that a ...
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Do I need a visa for Japan as a New Zealand Citizen?

I'm from New Zealand and I am planning a trip to Japan next year. The flights I'm looking at have short layovers in Australia where I don't plan on leaving the airport so I don't think I need a visa ...
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Australian Tourist Visa (600) denied because of no proof of ties

I just want to ask. I am a permanent resident in Australia. I applied for a tourist visa for my sister and my niece (sister's daughter) but they got denied. Reason was they think my sister might not ...
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I have been denied an Australian travel visa

I have applied for a travel visa to Australia and have been denied. I got a reference # to inquire further, but can not seem to find any way to contact someone or enter the said reference # for and ...
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Can you buy duty free at Kuala Lumpur for travel to Australia?

Currently, Australia has tough restrictions on liquids for both departing and arriving flights. These mean that for a flight to Australia, you will be re-screened before boarding the plane, with ...
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Can you buy duty free alcohol at Hong Kong International Airport for travel to Australia?

Currently, Australia has tough restrictions on liquids for both departing and arriving flights. These mean that for a flight to Australia, you will be re-screened before boarding the plane, with ...
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Travelling from Indonesia to New Zealand [duplicate]

My husband will travel from medan Indonesia to New Zealand, but the ticket needed to transit in Singapore and Sydney. Transit in Sydney for 3 and half hours. My question is do my husband need to buy ...
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Travel out of Australia with 3 Android tablets

I am not an Australian citizen, but I am visiting Brisbane and plan to fly back to my country with 3 Android Tablets for three of my children. Total cost of items approximately $300 Will I be ...
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Tourist Visa to Australia

My husband and I plan to go Australia . I am working in Singapore and he is in the Philippines. Can I apply for our visa together online?
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Can I travel to Australia as a tourist on a business visitor visa?

I currently hold a multiple-entry business visitor (subclass 600) visa for Australia valid until January 2020, and I have traveled to Sydney multiple times before for business. I am planning to ...
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Applying UK Visit Visa Application from AU

I am a Bangladeshi Citizen. I came to Australia on visit visa (600) on August. I want to know if I can apply for a UK visitor visa from Australia. The problem is I don't have any documents with me ...
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Australian visa -Global processing time is exceeded but no response from consultate?

I'm asking this question on behalf of my colleague. He applied for an Australian visa on 29th may 2019. It has been more than 25 days (over 7 days of global processing time). But there's no response ...
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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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Husband and wife applying together for an Australian tourist visa. Do we apply as a group or separately?

We are a husband and wife applying together for an Australian tourist visa. Do we apply as a group (creating a group ID) or separately from a single account? We will be traveling on our own with ...
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We are on WHV, my boyfriend was in a small collision, we are leaving in 2 weeks what happens if we don’t pay the damages?

My boyfriend was in a small driving collision in Brisbane last night, it was legally his fault, there isn’t much damage to the other car but a few marks. We are leaving Australia in 2 weeks, what ...
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Australian Transit Visa - what determines the 72 hours - Immigration(entry to exit) or Landing to Takeoff?

I am visiting New Zealand from India via Melbourne in January. My flight lands on Saturday morning around 5:30 am at Melbourne airport. I am planning to get a transit visa using which I will exit the ...
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How to visit Lake Hillier?

Is it possible to visit Lake Hillier? Do I have to go with tour or can I for example rent a car and go there? I see no roads near it.
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Australian ETA with Reckless Driving (misdemeanor)

I am planning on traveling to Australia so I applied for an ETA. The site said I wouldn't be eligible if I had a conviction with a sentence of 12 months. I was arrested in college for a DUI but was ...
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How to politely ask people from East Asia to give way? [closed]

I've arrived in Australia 9 months ago and I've noticed that often when asking people from East Asia to "give way" they will simply ignore me or even answer a "yes" but not move at all. This is a ...
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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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Which visa for exchange [closed]

My son 15 years will be in Australia for Exchange (school), after the 3 month exchange we would like to travel 14 days with the whole family in Australia. Which visa needs my son ? We are Germans.
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Can I transfer my Australian ETA to my new passport or must I re-apply?

I have a situation where my current ETA is still valid till 14th February 2020 on my existing Malaysian Passport that will have less than 4 months validity at the end of my trip (will arrive on 30th ...
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Can I check-in for both flights in Bangkok, if not do I need a transit visa or Sydney? [duplicate]

I'm traveling from Bangkok to Auckland, changing flights in Sydney, the stop over is 5h and 10m and the flights are both with Qantas. I hold an Italian passport. Do I need a transit visa? Is it ...
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Does the 4 weeks processing time for Form 929 start from submission?

I would like to know which days count to make up the 4 weeks of processing time for the Australian passport/name change visa document Form 929? Does the count start from the day of submission or by ...
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Do I need to obtain an Australian transit visa, when flying on to New Zealand?

On an Iranian passport and having already obtained a New Zealand visa, my flight includes a stop in Australia. Do I have to obtain an Australian transit visa?
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Changing airline in Sydney. Do I need a transit visa?

We are Filipino citizens flying from Manila to Auckland, New Zealand using two different airlines. There’s a 9-hour wait after we arrive in Sydney, then we fly from Sydney to NZ is a different airline....
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What does “APPS System has denied boarding for pax” mean?

I'm trying to check in on Scoot's website for a sydney-singapore flight but it keeps telling me "APPS System has denied boarding for pax". Does anyone have any idea what that means? I do not have ...
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Can I use an Australia work visa for tourism?

I got a short-term work Australia visa subclass 400. Can I use the visa for tourism in Australia? It was supposed to be used for a short job in WA, but it was postponed. The visa expiry is in Jan ...
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Can I fly direct from Manila to Sydney? Sydney to Auckland? and exit in Sydney?

I am a Philipppine passport holder, I have visas for both countries Australia & New Zealand. Planning to travel for my birthday. I want to fly directly from Manila to Sydney, spend 1 week in ...
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Does one need cash in Australia?

As far as I understand, most (if not all) places in Australia accept credit cards. But are there scenarios when one would still need cash or when using cash is more advantageous? To be specific, I'm ...
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Can I carry a mercury-vapor quartz lamp on a flight from Moscow to Sydney?

I would like to bring to Australia a quartz lamp for medical reasons (personal use). Flight Moscow-Sydney via Doha with Qatar airlines. Is there anything stopping me doing so and is it best in check ...
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Probationary Australian licence - U.S car rental

Based on this previous post 5 years ago (Can I use my probationary Australian driver's license to rent a car in the United States?) it sounds like I shouldn't have an issue - however I just ...
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Can I bring nicotine patches for personal use into Australia?

I am going to Australia for a holiday. I am using nicotine patches to quit smoking. I can't find any information, whether nicotine patches are allowed by Autralia Customs. On the official website, ...
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Can I travel for leisure to Australia with a 600 Business Stream visa? [duplicate]

I have a valid 600 Business Stream Visa (valid for one year with multiple entries) to travel to Australia. I travelled to Perth earlier in the year for business meetings. With this visa am I allowed ...
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How to request Visa Records from Australian Embassy

Is there a way we can request past Visa records or the Visa rejection letter from Australian Embassy? I applied for an Australia Student Visa in 2008 and my Visa got rejected in 2009. I don't have ...
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Can I fly in and out of Australia with an unpaid fire related fine? [closed]

So a few months ago I was given a $650 fine for "lighting a fire in a national park" and I remember the police officers mentioning something about us breaking a federal law. Now I disputed the fine ...
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Australia 600 Visitor visa, Can I reapply while the existing visa is still active?

I had applied for visitor visa for my in-laws. It expires in Oct. Unfortunately they cannot visit Australia until after Oct. I was wondering if they can apply for new visitor visa while the existing ...
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Bringing nicotine e-liquids to Australia

Update after having been on the trip Australia doesn't care about it anymore. I filled in my arrival card and marked "Yes" for importing medical supplies. The lady at customs asked me to elaborate, ...
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How to Obtain Fast Track Entry to Australia

Would somebody please tell me if there is an expedited service for returning Australians to get through customs quickly? I have dual citizenship (USA/AU) and while I can find info about going faster ...
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Should I hide my travel history to the UK when I apply for an Australian visa? [closed]

I went to UK with student visa in 2007 and my college was suspended by UKBA. Then I have joined a different college and got extended one more year later that college also blacklisted by UKBA. I was ...
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Long stopover time in Melbourne Airport

I and my wife have planned for a short Australia tour, just covering Sydney as we have only 5 days in our hands. But it looks like during our return journey we will have a 14 hour stopover time at ...