Travelling to Australia
Visa and immigration requirements
Australia welcomes millions of visitors each year. Anyone who is not an Australian citizen needs a valid visa to enter and spend time in Australia.
Australia.com is the official tourism site of Tourism Australia (the Australian Government’s tourism marketing agency). It includes links to information about Australia, how to plan your trip, vacations and deals available, places to go, things to do and a festivals and events finder. Visit: www.australia.com or for corporate information, media enquiries, advertising opportunities or statistics, visit: www.tourism.australia.com
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.
Map of Australia
A4 size map of Australia in colour showing capital cities, state borders, elevation etc.
Did you know?
The greatest numbers of overseas tourists to Australia come from New Zealand, the United Kingdom, China, the United States, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and Germany.
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.
The official Australian Government website is 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 information about what items must be declared for inspection, what happens if you fail to declare or dispose of any quarantine items or make a false declaration, what happens to seized items and what can't be mailed to Australia, see
Overseas driver licences
The Austroads page contains 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.
Foreign embassies and consulates in Australia