Passport, Visa, Embassy

Passport & Visa Info


The following details relate to holders of adult normal passports (requirements for children may be different), if any other type of passport or travel document is held, entry requirements should be checked with the relevant embassy or consulate.

Required by all.

Passport Validity: Passports must be valid for duration of stay.

The following DO NOT require a visa:
1) Nationals of Australia.
2) Nationals of New Zealand who hold & produce New Zealand passports that are in force.
3) Permanent residents of Norfolk Island holding endorsed passports confirming authority to reside indefinitely in Norfolk Island.

Notes: 1) The Electronic Travel Authority System (ETA), an invisible electronic visa, is available to holders of the following passports for stays up to 3 months:
a) Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (S.A.R. passport holders), Iceland, Ireland Rep, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States & Vatican City.
b) Holders of United Kingdom passports, however passports where the holder's nationality is shown to be British National (Overseas) - (BN(O) passports) can only be processed for an ETA if resident in & applying in Hong Kong.
c) Holders of Taiwan passports can only be processed for an ETA if resident in & applying in Taiwan.
d) Citizens from all countries listed above, except BNO & Taiwanese passport holders can apply for a Visitor ETA or Short Validity Business ETA from the Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs website at
2) Citizens of countries not listed above & those wishing to stay longer than 3 months should apply for a non-ETA "label" visa.

Air Transit
Required by all except:
1) Citizens of Australia.
2) Holders of passports from the following countries, provided holding confirmed onward travel to a third country within 8 hours of arrival & not departing the airport transit lounge: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland Rep, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (South), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom (including colonies), United States, Vanuatu, Vatican City & Zimbabwe.

Re-entry Permits
Permanent residents of Australia who are not Australian citizens require a Resident Return Visa to re-enter the country.

U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Australia

Moonah Place
Yarralumla, ACT 2600
Tel: (61) (2) 6214-5600
Fax: (61) (2) 6273-3191

Australia Embassy or Consulate in U.S.

Washington DC Office
925 Fifteenth Street N.W.
Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005
Voice: 1-800-874-5100
Local: 202-638-3800
Fax: 202-638-4674

New York Office
641 Lexington Avenue
Suite 1435
New York, NY 10022
Voice: 1- 877-874-5104
Local: 212-223-1735
Fax: 212-634-6361

San Francisco Office
3 Embarcadero Center
Lobby Level, Suite 2
San Francisco, CA 94111
Voice: 1-888-874-5100
Local: 415-399-1515
Fax: 415-399-1001

UK Embassy or Consulate in Australia

Office: High Comission
Commonwealth Avenue
2600 Yarralumla
Canberra, Australia
Tel: (61-2) 6270 6666
Fax: (61-2) 6273 3236

Office: Consulate
17th Floor 90 Collins Street
3000 Melbourne
Victoria, Australia
Telephone: (81-3) 9652 1670, 1600
Fax: (81-3) 9650 2990

Office: Consulate
1A Brisbane Street
7000 Hobart
Tasmania, Australia
Tel: (81-3) 6213 3310
Fax: (81-3) 6231 1139

Office: Consulate
39 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park, Canberra Airport
2609 Canberra
ACT, Australia
Tel: (+61) 1902941555
Fax: (+61-3) 95202105

Office: Consulate
Level 22 Grenfell Centre, 25 Grenfell St.
5000 Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia
Tel: (61-8) 8212 7280
Fax: (61-8) 8212 7282

Office: Consulate
Level 26 Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street
4000 Brisbane
Queensland, Australia
Tel: (61-7) 3223 3200
Fax: (61-7) 3223 3206~7

Office: Consulate
Level 26 "Allendale Square" 77 St Georges Terrace
6000 Perth
Tel: (61-8) 9224 4700
Fax: (61-8) 9224 4720, 9221 1586

Office: Consulate
The Gateway, Level UK (16), 1 Macquarie Place
2000 Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Tel: (61-2) 9247 7521
Fax: (61-2) 9233 1826

Australia Embassy or Consulate in UK

Office: High Comission
Australia House The Strand
WC 2B 4LA London
London, United Kingdom
Tel: 44 20 7379 4334
Fax: 44 20 7465 8217

Office: Consulate
Melrose House 69 George Street
EH2 2JG Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Tel: 44 131 624 3333
Fax: 44 131 624 3701

Office: Consulate
Peter House Oxford Street
M1 5AN Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
Tel: 44 161 237 9440
Fax: 44 161 237 9135

Australia Embassy or Consulate Office in Hong Kong

Suite 6706, 67th floor Central Plaza
18 Harbour Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2802 7700
Fax: +852 2802 8211

Australia Official Tourism Board Office

Level 4, 80 William Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Telephone: +61 2 9360 1111
Fax: +61 2 9331 6469