Here are some links that may be useful when planning a trip to Australia or New Zealand.
Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of visas, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Consulate. For more detailed information go to the Australian government Visas & Immigration website
Australia experiences temperate weather for most of the year but the climate can vary due to the size of our continent. Like all countries in the southern hemisphere, Australia's seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere. December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring. The northern states typically experience warm weather much of the time, with the southern states experiencing cooler winters. The best time to visit depends on the activities that you wish to participate in. We are happy to discuss in detail with you so please feel free to email or call us to find out more. More info
Tourist refund scheme
The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) lets you claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) that you pay on certain goods you buy in Australia and then take out of Australia with you or in your checked luggage or carry-on bags.