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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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Can I apply for work visa for one country and tourist visa for another at the same time?

Some background to my question: I'm on a work visa in UK My husband is on a different category of work visa in UK I applied to switch my visa (within UK) to be his dependant and it takes another 6-7 ...
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Getting from Avalon Airport (AVV) to Melbourne CBD

One way to get from Avalon Airport to Melbourne CBD is by Avalon City Express. It's 24 AUD one way or 46 AUD roundtrip. I was wondering whether there are any other transportation options that are ...
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Regarding myki Explorer pack

According to this website, the myki Explorer pack includes a day unlimited travel in metropolitan Melbourne. It's also mentioned there that it includes $9 myki Money for travel. Does it mean that ...
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Reducing the cost of the trip from the Sydney Airport (SYD) to CBD

The official transportation website of the NSW shows only one option for traveling from the Sydney airport (International Terminal) to the CBD (intersection of Pitt St. and Goulburn St.), at least for ...
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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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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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Can I bring a lightsaber from Disneyland into Australia?

I want to visit Galaxy's Edge and build myself a custom lightsaber, as well as maybe buy a couple of the legacy ones for display in my theatre room. If I have them packed with the blades removed, can ...
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Can an Indian travel from Australia to Delhi with only 40 days of validity remaining on the passport? [duplicate]

Will I be able to take a non stop flight from Melbourne to Delhi with this validity? I wasn't aware of the six month validity rule that exists in several countries. It never came up and I feel ...
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Public transportation options to 12 Apostles

Are there public transportation options from Melbourne to 12 Apostles (and back) that would allow me to make a round-trip within 1 day (e.g. depart Melbourne at 7am and return to Melbourne at 10pm on ...
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Checkin staffs at airport were unable to print my boarding pass

I was travelling to Melbourne (MEL) fron Dhaka (DAC) by Malysian Airlines couple of weeks ago. Everything was ok on our side. At check-in counter they were unable to print my boarding pass. They told ...
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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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Transit visa to Australia for sri lankan passport

I am going to Singapore through Australia. I have a Sri Lankan passport. But it is just a layover for 2 hours. Do I need to apply for a transit visa for that?
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Which website should I use to choose restaurants in Australia?

Which websites do people use in Australia for the purpose of chosing local restaurants?
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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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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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Does an Indian citizen with B1 B2 visa, need a transit visa in Australia? [duplicate]

planning to travel Dubai to Christchurch via Sydney. Flight layover time will be 2 hrs maximum.Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa in Australia ?
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How to write International Movements in Australia Graduate Visa if I visited Schengen area?

I'm applying for a graduate visa (subclass 485) in Australia. I'm currently stuck on: Part E: International Travel / Movements Have you travelled to any country other than Australia in the ...
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Should I declare a faux wood object to customs when entering Australia?

Should I declare the item I'm bringing to Australia; even though it is made out of faux wood? It is not actual wood and does not fall into the category of wooden goods as I just checked (it is ...
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Enter Australia on an expired passport [duplicate]

I am a dual Australian/British citizen. I have let my Australian passport expire, however due to a change in circumstances in the UK I am looking to return to Australia permanently within the next ...
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Can I transfer my Australian visa to a new passport if it has a different name?

I got a visitor visa for Australia and now I want to change my name from my maiden to my husband's. Is it possible to transfer my visa to my new passport,or should I cancel my visa while I change my ...
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AU Visitor visa (subclass 600) Business Visitor stream: National ID card and other passports/documents for travel

I am a citizen of the Russian Federation. Currently, I work and have my family in Germany (permanent residency). In order to apply for a Visitor visa (subclass 600) Business Visitor stream, I should ...
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Can I apply for a working holiday visa at age 30 and get the full 12 months?

I am British and approaching 30 years old and would like to apply for a Working Holiday (subclass 417) visa in Australia. If I successfully apply and enter the country already age 30 and a bit am I ...
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Documents for AU Visitor visa (subclass 600) Business Visitor stream

I am a citizen of the Russian Federation. Currently, I work and have my family in Germany (permanent residency). I was invited by a possible future employer (a university) for a job interview in ...
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Tourist visa refused after WHV

I recently spent 2 years in Australia working with my Working Holiday Visa. In this time I did little to no sightseeing. In almost all cases I was asked to stay longer by my employers. My plan was to ...
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Updating Passport details for Australian Visa [duplicate]

I just did my 929 form application for changing my valid visa from old passport to new passport, but i received an email that the approximate time for the process is 40 days, i need to visit ...
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How can I check the status of an Australian visa application?

How do I find out the status of my australia visa application? I applied at the same time as my wife. She recieved hers within 24 hours. It was done on 5/27/19 and I have not received a response.
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Indian Passport nearing 6 months validity, Will it be a problem to travel to Australia without its renewal though a Valid 2yrs Visa is available

My Indian passport expires on 15th December 2019. I hold a WPLT for 2 years. I'm planning to travel Australia around 6th June 2019. Questions Is there any 6 months restriction on Indian passports ...
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Bucket list - Trans Australian railway - food and stopover issues

One of my bucket list items is to travel on a train in the trans-Australian line (if that is the right term). Are there specific tickets that allow me to stop in small towns on the way (to tour, ...
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Technical stop Flying Dubai to Christchurch [duplicate]

I will be flying from Johannesburg via Dubai to Christchurch with a technical stop in Sydney, do I need a Visa for this?
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Form 929: Can we travel carrying old and new passports while waiting for processing of form 929 [duplicate]

Can we travel carrying old and new passports while waiting for processing of form 929? I submitted the form and it says it will take 4 weeks to process. This is for my parents visa class 600 (3 ...
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Change of passport details with ref to Australia Visa

I hold a Business Visa for Australia issued last year on 18th of May 2018. I have a new passport issued on 25th Feb 2019. I have applied for updation in my visa by filling form 929 on 8th of May. ...
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Possibility to Apply for UK visa while I am not in my home country [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen. Currently, I am in Australia on 408 subclass visa. I am willing to apply for a short term study visa for UK. Is is it possible to do so while I am not in India?
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Australian visa for conference - invitation letter

I'm an Indian national who will be visiting Australia for a week to attend a conference. I am currently a graduate student in the UK. The conference organizers asked me what they should supply for the ...
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Can I travel with a laptop without a functioning battery? [duplicate]

In a few days' time, I will be going to Australia to further my studies. I have a laptop whose battery died a while back. It turns on with the power cord, but not with the battery. Is it a problem if ...
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Early arrival in Australia, early hotel check in not available

I’m a frequent traveler from the US to Australia. Arriving in Australia, from USA, nearly every flight is early a.m., but no hotel and most Airbnb do not have that early of a check in available. Have ...
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Dual citizenship with the U.S. & Australia, but wwith only a U.S. passport

My children have dual citizenship US-Australia. Can we travel to Australia on US passports and ETAs?
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Australian eVisa needs to be linked to new passport. Form 929 submitted. Can I travel with old and new passport in case updation is not done? [duplicate]

I have an Australian visitor Visa valid till end of Dec 2019. My passport got renewed in February 2019 and I only just got around to informing them of the change via form 929. The reply was it will be ...
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Transit visa for Indian citizen flying to Australia via Hong Kong [duplicate]

I am travelling to Australia (Adelaide) on PR (E-Visa) 1st time from India (So do i need any transit visa at Hong Kong & at Perth airport if i stay inside the airport only & my time b/n the ...
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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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UK Visa refusal and ban for 10 years (false documents). Can I apply for Australia? [closed]

My wife applied for the UK academic and I was the dependent. Our application got refused and we got banned for 10 years — false documents. We didn't reply to the refusals. Now 10 years have passed and ...
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Is it possible for Indian citizen to visit Australia on tourist visa and buy new car and drive from Adelaide to cairns?

I want to travel in Australia by car trip from Adelaide to Cairns. Is it possible for Indian citizen to visit Australia on tourist visa and buy new car and drive from Adelaide to cairns?
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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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Repay / reclaim duty / tax on items bought in Australia

I don't live in Australia but bought items while there and got GST back from TRS. Now when I come back to Australia with those items, do I have to pay the GST back even if I won't leave those items ...
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Travelling to New Zealand and Australia [duplicate]

Do I need separate visas for New Zealand and Australia if I'm visiting from South Africa? I will stay one week in Australia, and 5 weeks in New Zealand.
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visa stamps on my passport [closed]

I'm on a working holiday visa here in Australia and I'm trying to apply for my white card so I can get a construction job while I'm here. But in the course they ask for a picture of my passport and of ...
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Can I use a USA Visa issued to me in India to travel from Australia

I hold an Indian passport and I have a USA B1/B2 visa that was issued to me in India last year. The visa is valid for 10 years but I recently moved from India to Australia for higher studies. I wanted ...
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Do Australian domestic air tickets increase in price close to departure date?

According to Google Flights, there are reasonably priced (~100 USD) tickets from Sydney to Melbourne (roundtrip) for all dates, including a couple of days from now. Is it typical? I plan to fly in ...
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Australian Tourist visa rejected

My Fiance had been in Australian on a tourist visa for 3 times now since 2016. He always return to his country before his visa expires. 4th time he applied it was rejected for the reason that they ...
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Visa refusal to Australia due to overstaying family members [closed]

I want to know how I can reapply for an Australian visitor's visa that was earlier refused because I have family members who had stayed beyond their stay period on their own visitors visa in 2011. ...
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Transit Visa apply to Australia

I hold a Sri Lankan passport traveling to New Zealand in transit at Melbourne, Australia. I have a New Zealand work visa. Do I need to get a transit visa in Australia for 5 hours in transit?