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Advice for travellers - Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables you to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions, of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) that you pay on goods you buy in Australia.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Australian currency

A brief introduction to Australian currency and its history, with links to further information.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian Federation of Travel Agents - Find a travel agent

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited (AFTA) is the peak body for Australia's travel agents and represents the majority of travel agents in Australia. It is an affiliated member of the World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA). This page provides the ability to search for a travel agent by location (suburb or postcode).

Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited

Canberra Guide

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android and other apps - Visitors can now plan their trip to the Nation's Capital and search for events, attractions and public facilities in the territory.

National Capital Authority

Climate

Bureau of Meteorology climate information pages with additional maps, educational materials and access to SILO services for agriculture.

Bureau of Meteorology

Consumer information for visitors to Australia

The Australian Government provides consumer information in a range of languages to help travellers get the most out of their trip to Australia. Includes links to purchasing a holiday package, consumer rights, hiring a motor vehicle and how to lodge a complaint if you believe you have been unfairly treated by a business while in Australia.

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

Exchange rates

Current exchange rates as listed by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Reserve Bank of Australia

Facts about Australia

Learn about our history, culture, great food and wine, art and spectacular natural landscapes. From our rich Indigenous history that dates back more than 50,000 years, to our legendary heroes and pioneers who forged the way, you'll find an insight into what makes Australia the vibrant, modern and multicultural nation it is today.

Tourism Australia

For travellers and visitors

Medicines brought into and taken out of Australia may be subject to respective import and export controls. If you are travelling into or out of Australia it is advisable that you have essential medicines for existing medical conditions.

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Foreign embassies and consulates in Australia

A list of foreign embassies and high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions and representative offices in Australia.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Frequently asked questions (about bringing goods into Australia)

Provides answers to frequently asked questions about bringing goods into Australia. Includes a list of some items commonly brought into Australia by travellers with their import conditions.

Department of Agriculture

Getting married in Australia

The Attorney-General's Department provides information related to getting married in Australia.

Attorney-General's Department

Health Emergency

The Australian Government's Health Emergency website keeps you up-to-date with important information about health emergencies in Australia, and the actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and the community. Guidance provided is based on current information and is subject to change based on ongoing surveillance and risk assessment.

Department of Health

Map of Australia [single page]

A4 size map of Australia in colour showing capital cities, state borders, elevation etc.

Geoscience Australia

Reciprocal health care agreements

Covers the cost of essential medical treatment for Australian residents when travelling in some countries. They also give visitors from these countries some health services and subsidised medicines while visiting Australia.

Department of Human Services

SmartGate

Gives some travellers arriving into Australia's international airports the option to self-process through passport control. SmartGate can be used If you hold an Australian, New Zealand or UK ePassport and you are aged 16 years or over.  It will be gradually opened to other nationalities that have ePassports.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Theme and Reference Maps

A range of theme and reference maps are available from Geoscience Australia. Some are also available as free resources for download.

Geoscience Australia

There's nothing like Australia

iPad and Android - Explore Australia through this interactive book. It contains videos, stories, information on places to stay and an itinerary planner.

Tourism Australia

TravelSECURE

Helps domestic and international travellers learn more about the security measures in place at Australian airports and what they need to do to comply.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

Visa holders who do not have a label in their passport can confirm their current visa details online. Organisations can use VEVO to check the visa status of visa holders applying for work, study, licenses and access to government services.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

What can't I take into Australia?

You must declare for inspection all food, plant material and animal products on arrival in Australia to ensure they are free of pests and diseases.

Department of Agriculture

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