The Tourist Refund Scheme enables visitors 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 purchased in Australia.
To claim a refund visitors must:
- spend $300 (GST inclusive) or more in the one store and retain their invoices
- have purchased the goods no more than 60 days before their departure from Australia
- wear or carry the goods on board the aircraft or ship (unless aviation security measures, in regard to liquids, aerosols and gels prevent travellers from doing so).
The goods along with the original tax invoice, passport and international boarding pass must be presented to a Customs or Border Protection Officer at a TRS facility.
For more information and to locate TRS facilities visit the Australian Customs and Border Protection website.
Australia has a Goods and Services Tax (GST). Prices displayed on goods are the full price inclusive of 10% GST.