Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Geneva
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Travelling to Australia

Immigration and Visas

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

The Australian Consulate-General in Geneva has no visa function. The Department of Home Affairs office in Berlin, Germany, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Switzerland.  

Note: Swiss nationals can apply online for most Australian visas and citizenship through ImmiAccount. This is the preferred and most efficient way to apply. Any paper applications (where applicable) should be sent to the Australian Embassy, Berlin.  Please refer to the following link for more information: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/contact/offices-locations/switzerland

If you wish to contact The Department of Home Affairs to enquire on the status of your application or for any pre-lodgement information, please refer to the link below on how to contact the Global Service Centre:

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/contact/make-enquiry

Tourism

Plan your trip with australia.com, the official Tourism Australia website, offering 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 siezed items and what can\'t be mailed to Australia.

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Australia

Jobs in Australia

This Australian mission is not able assist people in finding employment in Australia.

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