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|transport=As Australia is so large you have to ask yourself how much your time is worth. For example, to fly from Sydney to Melboure is as cheap as AU$150 and takes 1.5 hours (plus a short wait at the airport). Or you can take a Greyhound bus for $110 that takes 14 hours. Saving AU$40 at the expense of missing half a day's worth of fun could be a false economy.
 
|transport=As Australia is so large you have to ask yourself how much your time is worth. For example, to fly from Sydney to Melboure is as cheap as AU$150 and takes 1.5 hours (plus a short wait at the airport). Or you can take a Greyhound bus for $110 that takes 14 hours. Saving AU$40 at the expense of missing half a day's worth of fun could be a false economy.
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For anything other than travel up and down the east coast, flying is the best option.
  
 
===Rental cars===
 
===Rental cars===
 
The big name rental cars such as Hertz and Avis are fairly expensive. Look around the suburbs for cheaper cars. You can usually find a slightly older model car for AU$25-30 per day. Be aware of the restrictions such as where you can take it and how many kilometres you can do per day, and make sure you know the [http://www.driverknowledgetests.com/learners-permit/tourist/ road rules].
 
The big name rental cars such as Hertz and Avis are fairly expensive. Look around the suburbs for cheaper cars. You can usually find a slightly older model car for AU$25-30 per day. Be aware of the restrictions such as where you can take it and how many kilometres you can do per day, and make sure you know the [http://www.driverknowledgetests.com/learners-permit/tourist/ road rules].
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A rental campervan with friends is likely to be your cheapest option because you will save on accommodation costs. Hostel bulletin boards often have people willing to travel with others.
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If you don't mind a short schedule you can use a rental car relocation company such as [https://www.transfercar.com.au/ Transfercar]. A typical journey would be Brisbane to Cairns over 4-6 days, maximum kilometres 2000, $50 fuel included free for $5 per day including insurance.
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===Trains===
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Trains cover much of Australia, but aren't used that much. They are expensive and best only for scenic touring if you are on a budget. Good scenic tours are The Ghan and the train from Sydney to the Blue Mountains.
 
|visa=If you are planning a holiday visit or a short business trip to '''Australia''', you will need to apply for either a visa or an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority).
 
|visa=If you are planning a holiday visit or a short business trip to '''Australia''', you will need to apply for either a visa or an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority).
  

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As Australia is so large you have to ask yourself how much your time is worth. For example, to fly from Sydney to Melboure is as cheap as AU$150 and takes 1.5 hours (plus a short wait at the airport). Or you can take a Greyhound bus for $110 that takes 14 hours. Saving AU$40 at the expense of missing half a day's worth of fun could be a false economy.

For anything other than travel up and down the east coast, flying is the best option.

Rental cars

The big name rental cars such as Hertz and Avis are fairly expensive. Look around the suburbs for cheaper cars. You can usually find a slightly older model car for AU$25-30 per day. Be aware of the restrictions such as where you can take it and how many kilometres you can do per day, and make sure you know the road rules.

A rental campervan with friends is likely to be your cheapest option because you will save on accommodation costs. Hostel bulletin boards often have people willing to travel with others.

If you don't mind a short schedule you can use a rental car relocation company such as Transfercar. A typical journey would be Brisbane to Cairns over 4-6 days, maximum kilometres 2000, $50 fuel included free for $5 per day including insurance.

Trains

Trains cover much of Australia, but aren't used that much. They are expensive and best only for scenic touring if you are on a budget. Good scenic tours are The Ghan and the train from Sydney to the Blue Mountains.

Companies

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Visa

If you are planning a holiday visit or a short business trip to Australia, you will need to apply for either a visa or an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority).

Established in 1996 to remove the need for some people to apply for full visas, they can be applied for over the Internet, through travel agents and through airlines. Unless there is some problem with the application, the ETA is granted immediately. Unlike ordinary visas, when an ETA is issued, no stamp or other documentation is added to the holder's passport; instead the computer-based system links the passport number to the ETA and is accessible by immigration officials.

Passport

Visa requirements

Holders of passports from the following 34 countries are eligible to apply for an ETA in lieu of a visa: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom - British Citizen, United Kingdom - British National (Overseas), United States of America, Vatican City

Holders of Taiwan passports can only be processed for an ETA if resident in and applying in Taiwan. Holders of UK passports which indicate their nationality to be British National (Overseas) (BNO) can be processed for an ETA if applying via a travel agent, airline, or at an office of the department. BNO passport holders cannot apply for their ETA online.

New Zealand passport holders are not eligible for an ETA as New Zealand passport holders may enter Australia without prior notice. New Zealand citizens are issued a Special Category visa on arrival, which entitles them to live, work and study unrestricted in Australia permanently.

Holders of passports from all other countries must apply for a visa at their local embassy or consulate.

Types of visa and cost

There is a service fee of $20 (AUD) to apply for an ETA online. This service requires a valid credit card.

Useful tips

Australian Embassies, High Commissions and/or Consulates

Austria

  • Australian Embassy, Vienna

Mattiellistraße 2-4
A -1040 Vienna
Austria
Telephone: +43 1 506 740
Fax: +43 1 504 1178
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.austria.embassy.gov.au

Canada

  • Australian High Commission, Ottawa

Suite 710, 50 O'Connor Street
Ottawa Ontario K1P 6L2
Canada
Telephone: +1 613 236 0841
Fax: +1 613 236 4376
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.canada.embassy.gov.au

  • Australian Consulate-General, Toronto

Suite 1100 South Tower
175 Bloor Street,
East Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3R8
Canada
Telephone: +1 416 323 1155
Fax: +1 416 323 3910

  • Australian Consulate-General, Vancouver

Suite 2050 - 1075 West Georgia Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 3C9
Canada
Telephone: +1 604 684 1177
Fax: +1 604 684 1856

France

  • Australian Embassy, Paris

4 Rue Jean Rey
Paris 75724 Cedex 15
France
Telephone: +33 1 4059 3300
Fax: +33 1 4059 3315
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.france.embassy.gov.au/

India

  • Australian High Commission, New Delhi

1/50 - G, Shantipath
Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi 100 021
India
Telephone: +91 11 4139 9900
Fax: +91 11 4149 4490
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ausgovindia.com/

  • Australian Consulate-General, Chennai

512, Alpha Wing, Raheja Towers
177, Anna Salai
Chennai, TN 600 002
India
Telephone: +91 44 2860 1160
Fax: +91 44 2860 4988

  • Australian Consulate-General, Mumbai

36 Maker Chambers VI
220 Nariman Point
Mumbai, MH 400 021
India
Telephone: +91 22 6669 2000
Fax: +91 22 6669 2005

Indonesia

  • Australian High Commission, Jakarta

Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav C 15-16 Jakarta Selatan 12940 Indonesia
Telephone: +62 21 2550 5555
Fax: +62 21 2550 5467
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.indonesia.embassy.gov.au

  • Australian Consulate-General, Bali

Jalan Tantular, No. 32,
Renon,
Denpasar,
Bali 80234
Indonesia
Telephone: +62 361 241 118
Fax: +62 361 221 195
Web Site: http://www.bali.indonesia.embassy.gov.au/

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Medan

Australia Centre
Jalan R.A. Kartini No. 32
Medan 21152
Indonesia
Telephone: +62 61 415 7810 / +62 61 455 4520
Fax: +62 61 415 6820

Ireland

  • Australian Embassy, Dublin

Seventh Floor, Fitzwilton House
Wilton Terrace
Dublin 2
Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 664 5300
Fax: +353 1 678 5185
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ireland.embassy.gov.au/

Malaysia

  • Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur

6, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
Kuala Lumpur 50450
Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 2146 5555
Fax: +60 3 2141 5773
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.malaysia.embassy.gov.au/

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Kota Kinabalu

Suite 10.1, Level 10, Wisma Great Eastern Life
65 Jalan Gaya
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88000
Malaysia
Telephone: +60 88 267 151
Fax: +60 88 266 509
Email: mailto:[email protected]

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Kuching

Suite 504, 5th Floor, Wisma Bukit Mata Kuching
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Kuching, Sarawak 93100
Malaysia
Telephone: +60 82 233 350
Fax: +60 82 233 480
Email: mailto:[email protected]

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Penang

1-C Lorong Hutton
Penang 10050
Malaysia
Telephone: +60 4 262 5285 / +60 4 263 3320
Fax: +60 4 263 3320

New Zealand

  • Australian High Commission, Wellington

72-76 Hobson Street
Thorndon
Wellington
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 473 6411
Fax: +64 4 498 7103
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.newzealand.embassy.gov.au

  • Australian Consulate-General, Auckland

Level 7 Price Water House Coopers Tower
186-194 Quay Street
Auckland
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 921 8800
Fax: +64 9 921 8820

Pakistan

  • Australian High Commission, Islamabad

Constitution Ave and Ispahani Rd
Diplomatic Enclave No. 1, Sector G-5/4
Islamabad
Pakistan
Telephone: +92 51 282 4345
Fax: +92 51 282 0112
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pakistan.embassy.gov.au/

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Karachi

2-a/1, St 20, Phase 5
Defence Society
Karachi
Pakistan
Telephone: +92 21 586 4905
Fax: +92 21 587 0843

Saudi Arabia

  • Australian Embassy, Riyadh

Abdullah bin Hozafa Al-Sahmi Avenue
Diplomatic Quarter
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 1 488 7788
Fax: +966 1 488 7973
Web Site: http://www.saudiarabia.embassy.gov.au/

Singapore

  • Australian High Commission, Singapore

25 Napier Road
Singapore 258507
Singapore
Telephone: +65 6836 4100
Fax: +65 6737 7465
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.singapore.embassy.gov.au/

Spain

  • Australian Embassy, Marid

Plaza del Descubridor Diego de Ordas, 3
Madrid 28003
Spain
Telephone: +34 91 353 6600
Fax: +34 91 353 6692
Web Site: http://www.spain.embassy.gov.au/

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Barcelona

Plaza Gala Placidia, 1-3, 1st floor
Barcelona 08006
Spain
Telephone: +34 9349 09013
Fax: +34 9341 10904

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Seville

Federico Rubio 14
Seville 41004
Spain
Telephone: +34 95 422 0971
Fax: +34 95 421 1145

United Kingdom

  • Australian High Commission, London

Australia House
The Strand
London WC 2B 4LA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7379 4334
Fax: +44 20 7887 5558
Web Site: http://www.uk.embassy.gov.au

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Edinburgh

Euro Business Centre
21-23 Hill Street
Edinburgh EH2 3JP
Scotland
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 131 226 8161
Fax: +44 131 624 4020

United States of America

  • Embassy of Australia, Washington DC

1601 Massachusetts Ave
Washington DC NW 20036-2273
United States of America
Telephone: +1 202 797 3000
Fax: +1 202 797 3331
Web Site: http://www.usa.embassy.gov.au

  • Australian Consulate-General, Atlanta

Atlanta Financial Center
3353 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1140
Atlanta GA 30326
United States of America
Telephone: +1 404 760 3400
Fax: +1 404 760 3401

  • Australian Consulate-General, Chicago

123 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1330
Chicago IL 60606
United States of America
Telephone: +1 312 419 1480
Fax: +1 312 419 1499

  • Australian Consulate-General, Honolulu

Penthouse, 1000 Bishop Street
Honolulu HI 96813
United States of America
Telephone: +1 808 524 5050
Fax: +1 808 531 5142

  • Australian Consulate-General, Los Angeles

Century Plaza Towers - 31st Floor
2029 Century Park East, Century City
Los Angeles CA 90067
United States of America
Telephone: +1 310 229 2300
Fax: +1 310 229 2380
Website: http://www.losangeles.consulate.gov.au/

  • Australian Consulate-General, New York

150 East 42nd Street, 34th Floor
New York NY 10017-5612
United States of America
Telephone: +1 212 351 6500
Fax: +1 212 351 6500
Website: http://www.newyork.usa.embassy.gov.au/

  • Australian Mission to the United Nations, New York

150 East 42 Street, Level 33
New York NY 10017
United States of America
Telephone: +1-212 or 1-646 351 6600
Fax: ++1-212 or 1-646 351 6600
Website: http://www.unny.mission.gov.au/

  • Australian Consulate-General, San Francisco

575 Market Street
Suite 1800 (18th Floor)
San Francisco CA 94105-2815
United States of America
Telephone: +1 415 536 1970
Fax: +1 415 536 1982

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Denver

2629 Main Street, Suite 190
Littleton CO 80120-4643
United States of America
Telephone: +1 303 321 2234
Fax: +1 303 738 1393

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Houston

4623 Feagan Street
Houston TX 77007
United States of America
Telephone: +1 713 782 6009
Fax: +1 713 862 8364

  • Australian Honorary Consul, Seattle

401 Andover Park East,
Seattle WA 98188
United States of America
Telephone: +1 206 575 7446
Fax: +1 206 244 9886

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