Immigration and Visas
All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or electronic travel authority before travelling to Australia.
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Australian Tourism Offices in China
Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme
This visa stream is for People’s Republic of China passport holders visiting Australia on a tour organised by an approved travel agent.
The Australian Government has announced the recommencement of the ADS scheme for Australia. See: Australia ready to welcome back Chinese tour group | Minister for Trade and Tourism (trademinister.gov.au)
Further information about the scheme is available on the Austrade and Department of Home Affairs websites. See:
- China Approved Destination Status scheme | Austrade
- Visitor visa (subclass 600) Approved Destination Status stream (homeaffairs.gov.au)
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.
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Customs and Quarantine
The Australian Border Force manages the security and integrity of the Australian border and assists people and cargo to move in and out of the country.
Information for international travellers. 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.
Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia
Jobs in Australia
This Australian mission is not able assist people in finding employment in Australia.