Embassy of Australia
United States of America

Travelling to Australia

Travelling to Australia

Immigration and Visas

All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia.

»   Immigration and visas

If you have a specific question, please contact the Department of Immigration and Border protection online at http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/make-enquiry


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Tourist Refund Scheme

The Tourist Refund Scheme 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.

New Arrivals

The Living in Australia web pages contain information and publications about life in Australia, and links to government settlement services including help learning English. These web pages also provide information about Australian values and the cultural diversity of Australia\'s people.

Customs and Quarantine

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection manages the security and integrity of the Australian border and assists people and cargo to move in and out of the country.

For all customs information on travelling to Australia, please click here.

For information on importing goods to Australia, please click here.

For information on taking prescription drugs into Australia please contact the Therapeutic Goods Administration who administer policy and give technical advice on taking medications into Australia. Email: info@tga.gov.au Ph: +61 2 6232 8791

If you have a specific question, please contact the Department of Immigration and Border protection online at http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/make-enquiry  

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia

Jobs in Australia

The Embassy of Australia in the USA and its Consulates are not able assist people in finding employment in Australia.

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