Australian High Commission

Travelling to Australia

Visas and Immigration

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

The Department of Home Affairs is making it quicker and easier to apply for visas through ImmiAccount. For further information about visas and immigration, please see

Visa Finder
The Visa Finder tool will recommend visa options based on information you provide.  


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.

Customs and quarantine

The Australian Department of Home Affairs manages the security and integrity of the Australian border and assists people and cargo to move in and out of the country.