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.
A brief introduction to Australian currency and its history, with links to further information.
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).
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.
Bureau of Meteorology climate information pages with additional maps, educational materials and access to SILO services for agriculture.
Provides tips for travellers on Australia's climate from the Bureau of Meteorology.
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.
Current exchange rates as listed by the Reserve Bank of 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.
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.
A list of foreign embassies and high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions and representative offices in 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.
The Attorney-General's Department provides information related to getting married in Australia.
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.
A4 size map of Australia in colour showing capital cities, state borders, elevation etc.
Austroads page containing information for overseas drivers driving in Australia while on holidays. Visiting drivers must carry their valid overseas licence with them at all times while driving in Australia.
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Travellers can get great ideas on where to go, what to do or where to stay in Australia. Use the maps to find a great range of tourism products.
Reciprocal health care agreements give Australian residents cover for the cost of medical treatment when travelling in some countries. They also give visitors from these countries some health services and subsidised medicines while visiting Australia.
SmartGate gives some travellers arriving into Australia's international airports the option to self-process through passport control. It uses the data in the ePassport and face recognition technology to perform the customs and immigration checks that are usually conducted by a Customs and Border Protection officer. SmartGate can be used by Australian and New Zealand ePassport holders, aged 18 or over. It will be gradually opened to other nationalities that have ePassports.
A range of theme and reference maps are available from Geoscience Australia. Some are also available as free resources for download.
iPad and Android - Explore Australia through this interactive book. It contains videos, stories, information on places to stay and an itinerary planner.
Page containing information on public transport and private vehicles in Australia to help intending and newly-arrived migrants and refugees settle in Australia. Contains links to other information including public transport information in each state and territory.
TravelSECURE website is designed to help domestic and international travellers learn more about the security measures in place at Australian airports and the actions they need to take to comply with these measures.
Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) allows organisations to check the visa entitlements of a visa holder.
Visa holders, who do not have a label in their passport, can confirm their current visa details.
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.