Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168

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


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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

A gateway to information ranging from citizenship, health, settlement help for migrants, working conditions to buying a home in Australia.

Customs and Quarantine

The Australian Customs Service 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 Customs Information Centre at information@customs.gov.au or Ph: +61 2 6275 6666.

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia

Jobs in Australia

This Australian embassy and its consulates are not able assist people in finding employment in Australia.

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