Australian Consulate-General
New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna

Travelling to Australia - Quick guide


Outside of consular, passport and notarial services, which are provided by the Australian Consulate-General, we are unable to provide further information than is outlined below.

Please also note the Australian Consulate-General does not manage enquiries relating to visas or entry-exit requirements to Australia, New Caledonia or Wallis-and-Futuna, or Canada and we are unable to escalate applications or issues with the authorities in Australia, New Caledonia or Wallis-and-Futuna, or Canada.

Please read carefully all the information provided below and contact relevant authorities directly.


Home Affairs (Immigration-Citizenship-Border Protection) including Biosecurity-Customs - Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) - Proof of travel records

Travel advice for Australia from your country of citizenship-nationality

Driving in Australia

Tourism websites


Home Affairs - Immigration, Citizenship and Border Protection

Immigration, including visas and citizenship applications, and Border Protection are managed by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

Home Affairs does not have an office at the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea. The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea has no visa or other Home Affairs function and does not process visa applications or respond to visa or other Home Affairs enquiries.

For information on travel to and from Australia, including immigration (visas) and proof of exit and travel records to Australia, Australian citizenship, border protection, the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), Biosecurity-Customs, and and how to contact Home Affairs, please read the Home Affairs information available at Home Affairs - Immigration Citizenship and Border Protection.


For information on regulations and authorisations regarding the use of drones in Australia or outside of Australia, please check Travelling with your drone | Civil Aviation Safety Authority (

For information on scholarship programs and studying in Australia, please check our tab Scholarships - Studies - Recognition of qualifications.

For information on doing business with Australia and trade information and organisations-companies in Australia, please check our tab Doing business with Australia.


Travel advice for Australia from your country of citizenship-nationality

Before travelling to Australia, check the travel advice of your country of citizenship-nationality for recommendations made by your country to its citizens travelling overseas.

Canadian nationals should check the Canadian travel advice for Australia at Travel advice and advisories for Australia and follow Canadian recommendations.

French nationals should seek up-to-date information and assistance from their representations in Australia (French Embassy in Canberra or the French Consulate-General in Sydney) and should also check all French recommendations (in French) including: 


Driving in Australia

Information on driving and licence regulations in Australia, New Caledonia and Wallis-and-Futuna is available under Driving Licences.


Tourism websites

Plan your trip with the official Tourism Australia website.

Also check out the tourism commission website for each Australian State and Territory:


For any other information, please check our Useful Links.