So you’ve decided you want to go to Australia, but you’re not sure where to start? Maybe you have started, but you’re afraid you’ve forgotten something?
It’s only natural to feel a bit nervous or anxious about your big adventure ahead, but you don’t need to worry too much because we’ve got you covered.
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When you arrive at an Australian airport, you will first need to go through immigration and customs clearance. If you need help finding your way around, just ask the airline staff or one of the border officials in the arrivals area. A clearance officer will check your travel document and visa, and once cleared you will be able to collect your luggage to go through customs and quarantine clearance processes.
You may also like to bring items such as toiletries, bath towels, bed linen, blankets for the winter months, bilingual dictionary, alarm clock, radio/cassette player, camera, your home country driver's licence and your international driver's licence.
You can bring items such as laptops, iPads and other electronic equipments duty-tax free into Australia provided Customs is satisfied these items are intended to be taken out of Australia on your departure.
You should remember to bring power adapters as Australia uses 240watts for electricity appliances.
Something you need to know
AUSTRALIAN WEATHER WILL SURPRISE YOU
Australian summer (December to March) isn’t always lovely like the summers are in North America and Europe. Here it’s hot, like really hot. If you are flexible, plan to visit Australia during the shoulder season – which is October/November or April/May. It’s still really warm and sunny but there is a lot less rain and unbearable humidity/heat. And if you must come during the high season – pack an umbrella or a rain jacket.
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