Australia’s borders are currently closed and entry to Australia remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Travel to Australia is only available if you are exempt or you have been granted an individual exemption.
Travel restrictions are subject to change in response to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. You can stay informed with the latest updates by checking the Department of Home Affairs advice on Travel Restrictions regularly.
Immigration and Visas
All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia.
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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.
Australia's biosecurity and border controls
The Australian Border Force, the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and the Department of Health are working together to facilitate the movement of people and goods across our border to protect Australia's environment, economy, health and wellbeing, and our security.
To avoid issues, penalties and fines, and to reduce the risk of experiencing delays when you return to Australia, check Smartraveller's advice on Biosecurity and Border Controls before you travel.
Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia
Jobs in Australia
The Australian Consulate-General is not able assist people to find employment in Australia.