Visit Australia - Visa Information

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.  Please visit the website of the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Travelling to Australia - Sydney 

Australia is well served by all the major airlines from North America, Europe and Asia. From the U.S. West Coast, there are direct connections between Sydney and Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii. Flights from London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and Rome typically stopover in a South East Asian city with minimum wait time.

The following is a summary of the approximate flight time from various cities in North America, Europe and Asia:

North America


San Francisco

Los Angeles


15 hours

13.5 hours

13.5 hours



Paris Amsterdam

Frankfurt Rome


24 hours

23 hours

26 hours

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong, Singapore,

Thailand, Tokyo Beijing, Shanghai

New Zealand

9 hours

11 hours

3.5 hours


Sydney airport to CBD is well served by public transports and taxis.

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (also known as Kingsford-Smith Airport and Sydney Airport) (IATA: SYD, ICAO: YSSY)

Useful Links:
  • Planning your trip to / from Sydney Airport :
  • Planning your visit to Australia Holiday :
  • Planning your visa requirement: Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection