Travel Information for New Zealand & Australia

Posted by Ann Glamuzina on March 04, 2024

Please note that the below information is a guide only and it is the travellers responsibility to ensure all information is current at time of booking/arranging. 


New Zealand

All international visitors and transit passengers (excluding Australian passport holders) are required to have either an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority available for Visa waiver countries) or a visa before travelling to New Zealand. Please allow up to 72 hours for your NZeTA request to be processed. You will also need to pay the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZ$35. You can pay for this levy at the same time as your NZeTA or visa.

If you are from a listed Visa Waiver Country (check here) you can apply for an NZeTA (apply here)-

-Cost for the NZeTA request costs NZD $23(or NZD $17 on the free mobile app)

-When applying you will also be required to pay the  of NZ$35 

-Can take up to 72 hours to process

-Valid for 2 or 5 years for multiple visits

If your country is not listed on the Visa Waiver list, you will need to apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa  (Apply here)

- This visa lets you travel in New Zealand for up to 9 months

- You may include your partner, and dependent children aged 19 and under, in your visa application




All international visitors (except Australian and NZ passport holders) require a travel authority or visa. 

All Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) eligible passport holders must apply for an ETA using the Australian ETA app.

- Ensure you have a valid passport from your home country to apply (They recommend you have at least 6 months left on passport)

- This authority lets you visit Australia as many times as you want, for up to a year and stay up to three months for each visit

- After your ETA is granted you are able to enter and leave Australia as many times as you need to during a 12 month period, from the date the ETA is granted or until the expiry date of your passport, whichever is earlier

- To ensure your country is eligible for this visa, check the link here.

          Cost = $20 (AUD)

Processing Time = less than one day

More info here