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All guests to Australia, aside from New Zealanders, require a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter the nation; in case you're going overland, you'll clearly need to check visa prerequisites for nations in transit. You can get visa application structures from the Australian High Commissions, government offices or departments recorded here. Residents of the US can get visa application structures from the Washington, Los Angeles and Ottawa workplaces and from the government office web destinations.


Nationals of the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and a few European and Scandinavian nations who plan to remain for under a quarter of a year , can apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority), legitimate for numerous section more than one year. This replaces a visa - all the data is put away on PC - and spares you the issue of queueing or send off your identification. ETAs are accessible from trip specialists and aircrafts and can be applied for simultaneously as you book your flight. A charge might be exacted for this administration - in the UK around 16.

Residents of different nations or guests who mean to remain for longer than a quarter of a year ought to apply for a guest visa , substantial for three to a half year . You'll have to finish an application structure and hotel it either face to face or by post to the government office or department. It costs 25 in the UK, US$36 in the US, CDN$55 in Canada, and takes around three weeks to process. On the off chance that you figure you may remain over a quarter of a year, it's ideal to get the more extended visa before flight, on the grounds that once you find a workable pace cost A$145. Once gave, a visa as a rule permits numerous sections, inasmuch as your identification is legitimate.

A significant condition for all occasion visa applications is that you have satisfactory finances both to help yourself during your remain - in any event A$1000 every month - and in the long run to get yourself home once more. In case you're visiting close family who live in Australia - parent, companion, youngster, sibling or sister - you can apply for a Close Family Visa , which has less limitations.

Year working occasion visas are effectively accessible to British, Irish, Canadian, Dutch, German, Japanese and Korean single individuals matured 18-30, however special cases are made for youthful wedded couples without youngsters. It isn't typically an opportunity to assist your profession, since the pressure is on easygoing business: you are intended to work for close to a quarter of a year at any one activity. You should organize the visa before you land in Australia, and a while ahead of time. Working visas cost 65 in the UK and CDN$140 in Canada; some trip specialists, for example, Trailfinders in the UK can mastermind them for you.

Youthful American residents wishing to work in Australia should think about the Special Youth Program , intended to permit youngsters (matured 18-30) to occasion while working in momentary work over a four-month time span. Participation of the plan costs US$365, which remembers two evenings' convenience for Sydney and work support once you show up; flights out to Australia are uncommonly masterminded by the program and leave Los Angeles two times every month. Applications can be made through BUNAC (tel 1-800/GO-BUNAC or 203/264-0901, ), Work Experience Down Under (tel 1-800/999-2267, ) or Council/CIEE (tel 1-888/COUNCIL, ).

Note that having a visa isn't an undeniable certainty that you'll be permitted into Australia - migration authorities may well check again that you have enough cash to cover you during your remain, and that you have an arrival or ahead ticket. In extraordinary cases they may deny section, or more probable limit your visit to a shorter period.

Australia has severe isolate laws that apply to organic product, vegetables, new and bundled nourishment, seed and some creature items, in addition to other things; there are likewise exacting laws forbidding medications, steroids, guns, ensured natural life and related items. Those more than 18 can exploit an obligation free stipend on passage of 1 liter of liquor and 250 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco.

Australian embassies and consulates abroad

London Australian High Commission, Australia House, Strand, London WC2B 4LA (tel 020/7379 4334, fax 7240 5333, ).

Manchester Australian Consulate, Chatsworth House, Lever St, Manchester M1 2DL (tel 09065/508900, fax 061/236 4074).


Dublin Australian Embassy, Fitzwilton House, Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 (tel 01/676 1517, fax 678 5185, ).


Atlanta Australian Consulate-General, 1 Buckhead Plaza, Suite #970, 3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 (tel 404/760-3400, fax 760-3401).

Honolulu Australian Consulate-General, 1000 Bishop St, Honolulu, HI 96813 (tel 808/524-5050, fax 531-5142).

Los Angeles Australian Consulate-General, Century Plaza Towers, 19th floor, 2049 Century Park E, Los Angeles, CA 90067 (tel 310/229-4800, fax 277-2258).

New York Australian Consulate-General, 34th Floor, 150 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017-5612 (tel 212/351-6500, fax 351-6501).

San Francisco Australian Consulate-General, 7th floor, 1 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94104-4413 (tel 415/362-6160, fax 986-2775).

Washington Australian Embassy, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 (tel 202/797-3000, fax 797-3168, ).


Ottawa Australian High Commission, Suite 710, 50 O'Connor St, Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2 (tel 613/236-0841, fax 236-4376, ).

Toronto Australian Consulate-General, Suite 314, 175 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W 3R8 (tel 416/323-1155, fax 323-3910).

Vancouver Australian Consulate, Suite 1225, 888 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3K4 (tel 604/684-1177, fax 684-1856).


Auckland Australian Consulate-General, 8th floor, Union House, 32-38 Quay St, Auckland 1 (tel 09/303 2429, fax 377 0798).

Wellington Australian High Commission, 72-78 Hobson St, Thorndon, Wellington (tel 04/473 6411, fax 498 7135).


Bali Australian Consulate, Jalan Prof Moh Yamin 51, Renon, Denpasar, Bali (tel 0361/23 5092, fax 23 1990).

Jakarta Australian Embassy, Jalan HR Rasuna Said Kav C15-16, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12940 (tel 021/2550 5555, fax 522 7101).


Kuala Lumpur Australian High Commission, 6 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur 50450 (tel 246 5555, fax 241 5773).


Singapore Australian High Commission, 25 Napier Rd, Singapore 258507 (tel 065/836 4150, fax 737 7465).


Bangkok Australian Embassy, 37 South Sathorn Rd, Bangkok 10120 (tel 02/287 2680, fax 287 2029).


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