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GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Returning to Australia: Find government information for former residents returning to Australia, on a range of issues including citizenship, visas, customs clearance and bringing pets and possessions back to Australia.

Australian Government, Department of Home Affairs: Find out about Australian visas, immigration and citizenship, as well as updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during COVID-19 for Australian citizens, permanent residents, their immediate families and those with Australian visas

Directory of all Australian embassies, high commissions and consulates: Find your nearest Australian representative office for country-specific information and services.

COVID-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE

COVID-19 Resources: Make sure to check out the latest information provided by the Australian Government and Department of Health.

Register to return to Australia: This registration portal is for Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents who wish to return to Australia and have been unable to do so. Registering allows the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to better understand who’s trying to return home and to help arrange more commercial flights. 

Guidance on returning to Australia: Read the latest advice on border restrictions, quarantine processes, and the steps you must take before travelling. 

Overseas financial assistance: If you have been unable to return to Australia, and are experiencing financial distress, check if you are eligible for financial support from the Australian Government.

TIPS AND ARTICLES

Preparing for your return: Check out our tips for landing a job, articles, stats and much more.

GROUPS AND OTHER ASSISTANCE

Aussie Expats Coming Home: Join this Facebook group for Australian expats who have either returned home, or are considering returning home, with particularly helpful guidance around surviving quarantine.

Australians in the UK: Information for Australians in the United Kingdom to get home safely. 

Australians in the US: Information for Australians in the United States including registering with DFAT, emergency financial assistance, and other support. 

Parentshop: Resources and support courses for returning home parents dealing with childhood anxiety