If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa before you travel to Australia. New Zealand citizens are issued with a visa on arrival.
There are a great number of visa options available to tourists. These can allow stays of up to three, six or twelve months. To find the most suitable visa, check eligibility, or find out about visa extensions, visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website, www.immi.gov.au.
Working holiday visas allow travellers from certain countries to stay in Australia for longer and take on short term employment. Visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website, www.immi.gov.au, for further details about Working Holiday visas.
Prior to landing in Australia you'll be handed an immigration form to fill out, as well as Customs and Agriculture Declaration forms.
Australia has strict quarantine laws. If you're unsure about any items, it's best to declare them.For up to date information, visit the Australian Customs Service website, www.customs.gov.au.
Australia also has strict laws on what financial items can be brought into the country. For further information please check the AUSTRAC website, www.austrac.gov.au.