How to maintain everything as a tourists in Australia?

How to maintain everything as a tourists in Australia
1. The travel documents

Eleven. Before leaving the airport, check the following documents:
- International passport;

- Flights;
- Insurance policy;

- Tourist voucher (vouchers);
- A certificate from the bank on the export of currency (if the equivalent exported more than $ 10 000. Per person);

- Driver’s license (if you plan to rent a car);
- Power of attorney for both parents (for children traveling with one parent).

12. Documents for travel with the child.
If your minor child is traveling with one parent, do not forget to bring the documents to prove this relationship and a notarized power of attorney from the other parent.

If the child goes with any relative, friend or a group of tourists in one, then a notarized consent is required from both parents (legal representatives: the stepfather, stepmother, guardians). If the location of one of the parents is not installed or it is not a long time (long trip, seriously ill, etc.), it is desirable to have a certificate of the institution concerned confirming this fact. When parents divorce can impose on the border of a certificate of divorce, and the court’s decision on the abandonment of a child from a parent who has issued a notarized consent for a tourist trip of the child.

2. The right to cross the Russian border

2.1. Arriving at the airport you need for 2.5 hours before the departure time on the ticket.
2.2. To board the flight should:

- Pass the customs inspection, which you need to fill out a customs declaration. Forms of customs declarations are in front of the customs line on the tables or special stands.
If you take out the foreign currency equivalent of:

- Up to 3000 dollars. US per person, the amount of exported freely.
- Up to 10 000 dollars. US per person, the amount to be declared, and the passage through the red channel.

- More than $ 10 000. Per person, it is necessary to have bank documents.
Customs control is carried out in the wing, where check-in is carried out;

- Check in at the front desk and get your boarding pass. Number of reception indicated on the central display in front of the hotel of your flight;
- Pass the border control.

Then to board a plane through the entrance with a number specified in the boarding pass.
We remind you that registration closes 40 minutes before departure.


3.1. On arrival in Australia on a customs control must submit the following documents:

- Passport with Australian visa;
- Completed fault “arriving” in Australia.

The card is issued for the arrival of an aircraft, it also is possible to take and complete the airport. The card is filled in English black or blue pen.
Pay special attention to the list of items imported into the country, which should be noted on the card:

- Drugs, steroids, weapons of any kind, drugs or illegal drugs;
- Alcohol - more than 1125 ml., Cigarettes - more than 250 pcs., Tobacco products - more than 250 g .;

- Items for commercial use
- Cash in any currency if its equivalent is equal to or greater than 10.000 AUD (Australian dollars).

The import of food products, as well as products made of wood and plant materials is prohibited !!!
Also be sure to indicate if you are:

- Visited rural areas, farming outside Australia in the past 30 days, please indicate this.
- Were in Africa or South America during the last 6 days.

You can be fined more than 200 AUD (Australian dollars), on-site or even prosecuted in court and detained, unless you specify in the “Card comes” items subject to quarantine. If you are not sure whether the imported items to the “quarantine”, be sure to specify them and ask about their employee quarantine service.
If you have nothing to declare, you go through the green channel.

If you declare anything, go through the red channel.

3.2. In the country of arrival you will be greeted with a sign representative of the host specified in the voucher in the box «SUPPLIER»!

Recommended to all travelers to stay close to your group and wait for the rest of the group will pass the passport and customs control. After all members of the group gathered in the list and mark the guide, the group goes to the bus that will take you to the hotel.

3.3. In case of any problem related to your stay (transfers, hotel accommodation,

disadvantages Service, excursions, etc.), please immediately contact a representative of the host company at the numbers listed in the graph vaucheoe «supplier».

3.4. You should know exactly the name of the city and the hotel where you are going (if you are not guided tour).


4.1. Departure from the hotel / airport transfers:

Check-in time at the hotel 12:00. Your luggage, you can leave in the storage room of the hotel. You need to pay for additional services before the arrival of the bus. Please all the extras (mini-bar, telephone, etc.) to pay in advance.

4.2. Upon arrival at the airport immediately at the entrance of Customs control of baggage. Follow to the front desk, which shows the number of your flight, shall luggage and get a boarding pass. After that, go through passport control, which fill out the registration card of departure. Then follow in the departure lounge, where you expect the ad to fit your trip. Beig into the cabin of the liquid to be contained in the packaging of 100 ml. all liquid in multiples of 100 ml. you need to take in your luggage.

Australia banned the export of Australian plants and animals, objects of wildlife (corals, shells, etc.), items of historical value.
When leaving Australia you have to fill in the card out of Australia. This card you can take at the airport from which you are traveling.


The official name of Australia - Commonwealth of Australia, the form of government - a constitutional monarchy. The head of state is the Queen of England, represented by the Governor-General. Legislative authority is the Parliament consisting of the Senate and House of Representatives. Executive power is vested in the Government headed by the Prime Minister, who is the leader of the political party with the most votes in the House of Representatives. Australia consists of 6 states and 2 territories: Capital Territory (Canberra) New South Wales (the capital of Sydney), Victoria (the capital of Melbourne), Queensland (capital Brisbane) South Australia (capital Adelaide), Western Australia (capital Perth), Tasmania (Hobart the capital) and the Northern Territory (the administrative center of Darwin).

Tourist visa is for tourism, visiting relatives and friends, or study in Australia up to three months. Persons receiving this visa, have no right to do business or work in Australia, and are obliged to leave Australia after the expiry of their visa.

If you want to take part in a conference related to your employment, or specialization, you will need to apply for short-term business visa subclass 456, even if you want to combine it with a guided tour of Australia.
- Customs

Passengers are allowed to bring into Australia without payment of a fee as follows:
- Items in the amount of 900 AUD (for passengers under 18 years - 450 AUD). For example, cameras, electronic equipment, perfume, leather goods, jewelry, watches, sporting goods, etc.). This amount does not include the cost of alcoholic drinks and tobacco products.

- 1125 ml of alcoholic beverages (including wine, beer or spirits) for passengers older than 18 years;
- Tobacco products: 250 cigarettes or 250 grams of cigars or other tobacco products for passengers over 18 years;

- Most personal items such as new clothing, shoes, toilet articles;
- Personal belongings that were in use for at least 12 months may be imported into Australia without payment of duties and sales tax (may need proof of purchase date);

Goods acquired abroad or purchased in Australia without payment of duties and sales tax on departure is included in the duty-free rate.


In Australia, three time zones in which there are three modes of time:
- West Australian Time (Western Australia) GMT + 8 hours.

- Tsentralnoavstraliyskoe Time (South Australia, Northern Territory and the county of Broken Hill in New South Wales) GMT + 9 hours.
- Vostochnoavstraliyskoe time (Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and Canberra, New South Wales - except Broken Hill County) GMT + 10 hours. Some states passes in October-March, saving time, and the difference increases one hour. This is not all the states and at the same time.

Because of its enormous size and unique geographical position Australia is characterized by a huge variety of climatic conditions - from subequatorial areas in the north to temperate in the south sea.

The hottest time of the year from November to January. At that time, throughout Australia air temperature ranges from +20 to C to +32 to C, and in the central regions can go up to + 38-42 to C. The wettest months - summer. Some areas are experiencing annual periods of drought or floods.


Australian currency is the Australian dollar (international designation AUD), and serve as a bargaining chip cents. The appeal is 5 banknotes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 dollars, coins 1 and $ 2 coins and 5, 10, 20, 50 cents.
Money exchange can be done in banks, their branches at the airport or in the exchange offices.

We accept most cards (VISA, Mastercard, Bankcard, American Express, Diners Club).


Traffic - the left. Drivers - foreigners must be over 21 years old and be in possession of a driver’s license of the international sample (in English), as well as a passport with a valid visa. Rights of international standard valid for three months from the date of entry into Australia. Use of seat belts mandatory, for children need to apply special chair. The roads are modern and in excellent condition. Almost anywhere, especially on the deserted road, the road may run across large animals.


Telephone booths are everywhere, the cost of calls within Australia from 40 cents. From any phone booth, you can make long distance and international calls. To make an international call, dial 0011, then the country code (7 digits for Russia) and area code. For convenience, we recommend to buy a phone card, which are sold in news agencies and shops. Mobile operates on standard GSM. You can use roaming or buy a SIM-card in the airport or at any point in the mobile communication.


Residents of Australia’s friendly, easily trained, different denial of authority, love of sharp word. The backbone of the population was immigrants from England and Ireland.
Australians are extremely laconic, they are shortness of remarkable quality. Local English - talk of the town. The habit of talking through his teeth, and with half-closed lips (a legacy of hard times) do the talking at first very difficult.

The restaurants to leave 10% of the order value.

Terms of use insurance policy

To obtain timely medical care should immediately contact the Service Centre on the telephone number listed in the policy and tell the operator the following information:
- Full name of the insured, in need of assistance

- The policy number and the period of its validity
- The nature of assistance required

- Location of the insured and coordinates feedback
Follow the instructions of the operator!

6.1. Precautions at the airport:

- Watch your luggage. Do not leave it unattended even for a short time;
- Do not change at the airport large sums of money, because the road you will not need them.

6.2. Precautions and recommendations for hotel accommodation:
- Keep your money, documents and valuables in the hotel safe;

- If the room has a mini bar, all drinks taken from him during your stay must be paid on departure day at the reception of the hotel.

6.3. Precautions on excursions:

- Before each tour, check availability on this tour;
- Do not take a large amount of cash;

- Arrive on time to board the bus at the beginning of the tour. The tour arrives on time to the designated place of tours during stops along the tour program;
- Money and valuables left in the tour bus, the driver is not responsible;

- At the end of the tour did not forget their belongings on the bus.

6.4. Precautions on the street:

- Make a copy of your personal documents and the originals as possible with them do not wear;
- Do not tell outsiders the name of the hotel in which you live, and your room number;

- In the case of loss or theft of credit cards, traveler’s checks are not canceled. To do this, call your bank;
- On the street, avoid street demonstrations and other occasions of large gatherings of people;

- When traveling on public transport in advance cook money on travel costs;
Without a specific need not carry large sums of money, under any circumstances, carry money in hand purses;

- If you go for a walk with your family, arrange in advance where you will meet if someone gets lost.

6.5. Precautions and recommendations for renting a car:

- You can rent a car at a presentation of passport and driver’s license of international standard. Order the machine can be in rolling offices, through the administration of the hotel. Some companies that provide car rental, additional requirements for the driver (not to be under the age of 21 or 23 years, and a driver’s license must be obtained to them for at least a year or two years ago).
Upon receipt of the vehicle, in some cases you may be asked to leave a certain amount of collateral;

- Do not leave the vehicle unattended with things;
- Pay close attention to the rules of traffic and parking in the host country.

Consulate General in Australia

Consul General of Russia - Tatyana Grushko
The Consulate General is located at: 7-9 Fullerton Street Woollahra, Sydney NSW 2025

Tel: (02) 9326-1866, (02) 9326-1702
Department issuing visas:

Tel: (02) 9326-1188; Fax: (02) 9327-5065
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