Australian Consulate-General

Travelling to Australia

Travelling to Australia

Immigration and Visas

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

Immigration and visas


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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.

New Arrivals

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 and Border Protection 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. 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 siezed items and what can\'t be mailed to Australia.

From 31 March 2007, the Australian Government will introduce enhanced security measures to limit the amount of liquids, aerosols, and gels that can be taken through the screening point for people who are flying to and from Australia .... more

There are a number of pamphlets available from the Australian Consulate-General, Guangzhou relating to the importation of motor vehicles and motor cycles into Australia. You can pick up copies from the Australian Consulate-General, Guangzhou in person ring us to arrange copies to be posted to you:

-Customs information for travellers.
-Guide for travellers  

Guangzhou : (020) 38140111

Further information can be obtained from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service homepage on  

The Australian Consulate-General, Guangzhou holds a stock of pamphlets issued by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service containing basic information relating to:

- A guide to importing dogs and cats.
- What can't I take into Australia

These pamphlets are made available on request. Further information can be obtained from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service homepage on  



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Jobs in Australia

This Australian mission is not able assist people in finding employment in Australia.

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