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For Tourists visiting Australia


Discover information for people planning an Australian holiday, including climate, driving with an overseas licence, bringing medicines and other goods into Australia and links to the official tourist sites.


Must see 2015 events and festivals in Australian cities

Check out some of the exciting festivals and events that will take place around Australia in 2015.
Tabs: Outback and quirky festivals | Music festivals |Aboriginal events and festivals | More festivals


Tourism Australia

Official tourist sites

Planning an Australian holiday? Explore these official tourist sites for things to do, places to see, accommodation, upcoming events and much more.


Australian currency

A brief introduction to Australian currency and its history, with links to further information.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Driving with an overseas licence

Laws and driving regulations differ from state to state for overseas drivers. Provides links to state information for driving with an overseas licence while visiting Australia.


Exchange rates

Current exchange rates as listed by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Reserve Bank of Australia


For travellers and visitors

Medicines brought into and taken out of Australia may be subject to respective import and export controls. Check what rules and requirements apply when you’re travelling with medicines or medical devices.

Therapeutic Goods Administration


Foreign embassies and consulates in Australia

A list of foreign embassies and high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions and representative offices in Australia.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Frequently asked questions (about bringing goods into Australia)

Provides answers to frequently asked questions about bringing goods into Australia. Includes a list of some items commonly brought into Australia by travellers with their import conditions.

Department of Agriculture


Getting married in Australia

The Attorney-General’s Department provides information related to getting married in Australia.

Attorney-General’s Department


Health Emergency

Keep up-to-date with important information about any health emergencies in Australia, and the actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and the community.

Department of Health


Map of Australia [single page]

A4 size map of Australia in colour showing capital cities, state borders, elevation etc.

Geoscience Australia


Reciprocal health care agreements

Covers the cost of essential medical treatment for Australian residents when travelling in some countries. Also gives visitors from these countries some health services and subsidised medicines while visiting Australia.

Department of Human Services


Theme and reference maps

Reference maps of Australia include wall maps, folio and report maps and general reference maps. Thematic maps include external territories, tourist maps, maritime zones and more.

Geoscience Australia


There’s nothing like Australia

iPad and Android – Explore Australia through this interactive book. It contains videos, stories, information on places to stay and an itinerary planner.

Tourism Australia


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.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service



Helps domestic and international travellers learn more about the security measures in place at Australian airports and what they need to do to comply.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development


Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

Visa holders who do not have a label in their passport can confirm their current visa details online. Organisations can use VEVO to check the visa status of visa holders applying for work, study, licenses and access to government services.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection


Weather in Australia

Australia experiences temperate weather for most of the year but the climate can vary due to the size of the continent.

Tourism Australia


What can’t I take into Australia?

You must declare for inspection all food, plant material and animal products on arrival in Australia to ensure they are free of pests and diseases.

Department of Agriculture