Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Eritrea and Sudan

Travelling to Australia

Travelling to Australia

Immigration and Visas

All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or electronic travel authority  before travelling to Australia.

There are no direct flights between Egypt and Australia.  Speak to your travel agent about the best flight options for your needs.  The most direct routes are via Dubai, Abu Dhabi and/or Singapore.

You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

Advice for Dual Nationals

Australians should use their Australian passport when exiting or entering Australia. This includes dual nationals.

If you're a dual national and have a passport from another country, you may choose to travel on your other passport once outside Australia.

See the Department of Home Affairs website for more on citizenship and travel.


Thinking of doing some tourism to Australia? Plan your trip with, the official Tourism Australia website. This site offers a wide range of travel information and planning tools including over 2000 images, a currency converter, daily weather updates, interactive maps, suggested holiday itineraries, holiday deals, specialist travel agents and more. Available in nine languages.

Tourist Refund Scheme

The Tourist Refund Scheme enables you to claim a refund, subject to certain conditions, of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) that you pay on goods you buy in Australia.

New Arrivals

A gateway to information ranging from citizenship, health, settlement help for migrants, working conditions to buying a home in Australia.

Customs and Quarantine

The Australian Customs Service manages the security and integrity of the Australian border and assists people and cargo to move in and out of the country.

Information for international travellers. Information about what items must be declared for inspection, what happens if you fail to declare or dispose of any quarantine items or make a false declaration, what happens to seized items and what can\'t be mailed to Australia.

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia

Jobs in Australia

The Australian Embassy is not able assist people in finding employment in Australia.

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