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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At what kind of eateries can you have a lamb roast in Australia?

Apart from being in a homestay or being invited to someone's house, where mum can cook a lamb roast, where can you have a lamb roast in Australia? I'm more asking in terms of what kind of eatery you'...
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Australian visa and criminal convictions

I have a subclass 651 eVisitor visa to travel from the UK to Australia. One VISA condition is The holder must not have one or more criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (...
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Is the ship's captain required to report laptop/mobile serial numbers for all passengers and crew?

A privately owned ketch on tour in the South Pacific is planning to make landfall in Australia early next week and it is carrying about a dozen of the captain's friends and family. Of course the ...
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Dual citizen (UK Passport & Aus Citizenship) travelling to Australia on holiday

What are the Australian entry requirements for a child travelling to Australia on a UK passport and Australian Citizenship (by Descent)? Will child be refused entry without an Australian passport? ...
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What are the options for a prepaid SIM card in Australia?

Similar to the other prepaid SIM card questions. What are my options in Australia if I'd like a prepaid SIM with mobile data? Since I'm travelling a lot, what would the operator be with the most ...
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Urgent Sydney transit visa question

I just realized that I am in a tricky situation right now. I'm traveling with an Indonesian passport. I'm flying from New York to Christchurch, New Zealand in a couple of days, with a connection in ...
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Going to Australia - hand luggage

I'm going to Australia to see my children, I have my laptop and my phone, can I buy 2 iPhones for my children and have them in my hand luggage?
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Duty on items bought in Australia

I was wondering if you buy an item in Australia and then travel overseas with it, when you are returning back to australia do you have to pay tax on it if the items are worth more than 900$ limit? If ...
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Bringing shrink-wrapped cheese through Australian Customs?

I have purchased cheese in France and it is shrink wrapped. Do I have to declare the cheese to customs or not?
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Getting a vehicle as a temporary resident in New South Wales, Australia [closed]

I've been living in Sydney for about half a year now, with 1 more year on my visa (and hopefully a sponsorship to follow). I'm interested in getting a motorbike to allow me to explore the area better....
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Are there "turn up and board" shuttle buses from Cairns airport to the city, or do you always have to pre-book?

Look at the WikiVoyage page for Cairns under "Get In", it mentions that there's a nearly-hourly airport shuttle running into the city centre. From other comments, I gather that the shuttle company ...
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Inexpensive vehicular guided tour of Sydney

We're looking for a guided tour of Sydney. We initially considered the hop-on, hop-off tour bus for Sydney, but $40 for ordinary fares, $30 for concession was a bit steep. Another possibility I ...
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Trying to go on holiday to Australia with my fiancé and daughter

My partner has booked a 4-week holiday in Australia in order to visit her god parent in Sydney, and then go to the Great Barrier Reef. I applied for an ETA visa, but was refused one as I have a ...
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When flying from New York to Australia, staying a month, then flying to New Zealand, and finally BACK to Australia - what kind of visa is required?

As American citizens, do we need two visas? A reentry visa for AU? How does this work? I've received conflicting information.
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Can you stay in Australia after your work visa expires, if you also have a valid tourist visa (class 600)?

Assuming one has a working visa in Australia (class 457) and a valid tourist visa (class 600), can they combine the two stays by staying past the work visa's expiration date? Or would you need to fly ...
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What happens if I leave Australia without paying a fine (for setting off fireworks)? [duplicate]

I don't know if anyone can be helpful, but, I ve just received this 670$ fine from the NT. I stayed for 3 days in Darwin and cracked one small firecracker, and got caught by the cops. (I know its ...
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Australian Transit-Visa question [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen currently in NZ and I need to travel to India really fast. The cheapest flight I could find was a China Airlines that will be stopping at Sydney for a refuel. I know that ...
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Is Cairns the only direct destination from the Kansai region in Japan?

As of July 2017, is Cairns the only place in Australia that is a direct flight to or from the Kansai region? (I've read reports of a seasonal service between KIX and Sydney happening this coming ...
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Australian E-visa got my passport number wrong

I was granted an Australian Visitor (subclass 600) Visa through the inmi.gov.au online system. The visa-granted letter shows all my basic data correctly. However, the letter shows my passport number ...
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Where can I buy Sri Lanka rupee (LKR) in Australia (AUD)?

Since we will be arriving at 12:15 am, I would like to buy some Sri Lankan rupees before arrival. Is this possible if coming from Australia (via Singapore)?
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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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Will an Australian work visa overstay almost 10 years ago affect my Tier 4 UK visa? [closed]

So I've been agonising over this. I have just submitted my UK visa application (Tier 4) and have also submitted my current passport as well as my 2 old/expired passports to UKVI for processing. In ...
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Subclass 600 Visa Refused - Visa Officer Overlook some of the facts what are my options?

I have applied for a tourist visa Subclass 600 which got rejected and I believe that the reasons for this are not correct, and they have overlooked the documents and cover letter I submitted. Here is ...
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Sprint iPhone 5c compatibility in Australia

I currently have a locked Sprint iPhone 5c from the US, which I'd like to take on a two-month trip to Australia. I gather that I can unlock my phone by calling Sprint, then buy a local sim card and ...
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Buying an engagement ring in the US and bringing it to Australia

I am from Australia and going on a holiday to LA. I am ordering an engagement ring from the USA and having it shipped to the hotel where I am staying in LA. The ring is not a diamond (it's a ...
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Holidaying prior to start of a sponsored Australian work visa?

My wife is being sponsored to take a 1-year contract in Melbourne. My son and I will be going over from the UK with her. Her contract starts in August next year, but (if possibly) we'd like to arrive ...
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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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Bread, breakfast bar or canned food are allowed to be brought into australia? [closed]

I would like to know if products like noodle in a cup, bread, breakfast bar or canned food are allowed to be brought into Australia? The link provided is no longer accessible.
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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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