Information for Visitors

Coming to Australia

If you want to visit Australia you will need a valid Australian visa.

Find information on applying for a visa, including:

  • Choosing the right visa
  • Application requirements
  • Your obligations while in Australia
  • Why you must comply with your visa conditions

See> Coming to Australia

Guide for travellers

This guide will help you prepare for your trip and give you an idea of what to expect when you pass through the Australian border at an international airport or seaport.

See > Guide for travellers - know before you go

Emergency numbers

When you visit Australia, it is important to know who to call if you have an emergency.

See > Emergency services

Going through the border

Information about going through the border, including:

  • Arriving in Australia
  • Departing Australia
  • Smartgate / ePassport

See > Going through the border

Bringing items into Australia

To find out what you can and can’t bring into Australia:

  • Use the web app Can I bring it back?
  • Download the quick guide to what you can and can’t bring home

See > Bringing items into Australia

Duty-free concessions

Duty free limits apply to some items purchased overseas. If you go over the duty free limit, you may need to pay a duty or tax on items when you come to Australia.

See > Duty-free concessions

Prohibited and restricted items

When visiting Australia, there are some items that you cannot bring into the country (prohibited items), and some items that you can only bring in if you have a permit (restricted items).

See > Prohibited and restricted imports

Tourist Refund Scheme

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TSR) allows you to claim a refund on the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) paid on goods you buy in Australia.

All overseas visitors and Australian residents can claim a refund using the TRS when leaving Australia (except for operating air and sea crew).

See > Tourist Refund Scheme

Aviation and maritime crew

Information specific to Aviation and Maritime crew, including:

  • Aviation and maritime crew visas
  • Requirements for ship masters and agents
  • Sea travel

See > Aviation and maritime crew

Domestic travellers on international flights

Approved airlines may carry domestic passengers on domestic legs of international flights within Australia.

Download  Domestic travellers on international flights (PDF 556 KB)

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