Australian Embassy

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. 

See: Visiting Australia


Plan your trip with, the official Tourism Australia website, offering a wide range of travel information and planning tools including over 2000 images, a currency converter, daily weather updates, interactive maps, suggested holiday itineraries, holiday deals, specialist travel agents and more. Available in nine languages.

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

Life in Australia provides information ranging from citizenship, health, settlement help for migrants and working conditions to buying a home in Australia.

Customs and Quarantine

The 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. Customs information on travelling to Australia and information on importing goods to Australia, please visit the above website. 

For information on taking prescription drugs into Australia please visit Department of Health or call +61 2 6232 8791

If you have a specific question, please contact the Customs Information Centre at or Ph: +61 2 6232 8740

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia

Alphabetical list of Embassies by country

Alphabetical list of Consulates by country

Jobs in Australia

The Australian embassy is not able assist people in finding employment in Australia.