Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia
Address: Mattiellistrasse 2-4, 1040 Vienna; Telephone: +43 1 - 506 740 - Fax: +43 1 - 504 1178

Travelling to Australia

 

Note to travellers to Australia - Changes to Australia’s duty-free concession for tobacco as of 1 September 2012

Please note that from 1 September 2012, Australia will be reducing the duty-free concession for tobacco for inbound travellers to Australia. The tobacco concession will reduce from 250 cigarettes or 250 grams of tobacco to 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of tobacco. For further information, please refer to Fact sheets in English and German language.


 

Immigration and Visas

All travellers (except Australian and New Zealand citizens) must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. See: Visas and migration
 

Tourism
 

Plan your trip with www.australia.com, 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. 
 

 

Information and Brochures on Tourism

For free brochures please call toll free number from within Austria (+43 1) 7956 7345 or send a fax to +49 69 2740 0640 or email to europe_tradeline@tourism.australia.com

 

Further Tourism Weblinks

Tourism New South Wales 
Australia’s Outback Northern Territory
Tourism Queensland
South Australian Tourism Commission
Tourism Tasmania
Tourism Victoria
Tourism Western Australia
Australian Capital Tourism Cooperation

 

Australia Tourism – European Offices

Tourism Australia - Frankfurt
Neue Mainzer Strasse 22
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Web: www.australia.com


For free brochures please call toll free number from within Austria (+43 1) 7956 7345

Tourism Australia - London
Australia Centre, Australia House, Level 6
Melbourne Place/Strand
London WC 2B 4LG
United Kingdom
Web: www.australia.com
 

 

Driving in Australia for International Visitors

Bona fide tourists with a valid Austrian driver's licence for the same class of vehicle can drive in Australia. You should carry your licence with you at all times when driving. In some states you can drive indefinitely while on tourist/visitor visa status, others have a time limit so you should check with the local road transport authority.

If your national driving licence is not in English, you need a certified English translation or the International Driver's Permit.

If you have been granted Permanent Residency for Australia, normally you would be able to drive for three months only on your overseas licence. Regulations vary from state to state. You should contact the local road transport authority on arrival for details on obtaining a local licence.


 

Local Road Transport Authority Websites

New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Victoria

 


 

Tourist Refund Scheme

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) 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, provided that you take them out of Australia at the end of your visit
 



 

New Arrivals

A gateway to information ranging from citizenship, health, settlement help for migrants and 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.



 

Information for International Travellers

The Department for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
provides 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.

In case of further questions please contact the Embassy's Consular Office .



 

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia

Alphabetical list of Embassies and Consulates by country


 

See also

Visiting Australia