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Tours to China from Australia

China is becoming a hot travel destination for Australian tourists because of its beautiful scenery, delicious cuisine, fascinating culture and valuable antiquities. Cross the legendary Great Wall, get lost in the awesome beautiful scenic areas (e.g. Jiuzhaigou Valley), cruise on the water wonders (e.g. Li River and the Yangtze), see the terracotta army, visit ancient temples… and immerse yourself in a culture that is stepping further into the international limelight…We can offer you the widest choice of travel packages for your group, fully inclusive holidays from Australia to China.

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Where to Apply for China Visa? 
To make your trip to China an easy and pleasant one, you are kindly advised to consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa. They will readily help you go through the necessary procedures. We also hope you may find the following info helpful.

◎The Chinese Embassy processes applications from Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Northern Territory. 

Consular Section Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-12:00noon (Except public holiday)

TEL: 02-6273 4783, 62737443

◎Applications from New South Wales are advised to be forwarded to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Sydney;

Business Hours:
 Monday-Friday(Except Australia and Chinese Public Holidays);
Application Submission: 9:00AM--3:00PM(rush application should be submitted before 12:00 noon);
Payment and Collection: 9:00AM-3:00PM;
The Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Office address: Level 5, 299 Elizabeth Street (the Opposite of Museum Station), Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Call: +61-2-94758800       Fax: +61-2-92612088      E-mail:sydcenter@visaforchina.org
PO Box:20516 World Square, Sydney, NSW 2002 (mail application only)

Websites: http://www.visaforchina.org/SYD_EN/http://www.visaforchina.com.au/SYD_EN/

◎Applications from Victoria and Tasmania are advised to be forwarded to Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Melbourne;

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday (Except Australia and Chinese Public Holiday)
Application Submission: 9:00AM to 3:00PM      
Payment and Passport Collection: 9:00AM-3:00PM      
The Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Office address: GROUND FLOOR, 570 ST KILDA RD., MELBOURNE, VIC 3004, Australia
Call: +61-03-9937-2308     Fax: +61-03-9937-2337     E-mail: melcenter@visaforchina.org
Websites: http://www.visaforchina.org/MEL_EN/http://www.visaforchina.com.au/MEL_EN/

◎Applications from Queensland are advised to be forwarded to Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Brisbane;

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday (Except Australia and Chinese Public Holiday)
Application Submission: 9:00AM to 3:00PM       
Payment and Passport Collection: 9:00AM-3:00PM
The Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Office address: Part Level 4, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
Call: +61-7-3031-6300     Fax: +61-7-3221-9388     E-mail: bnecenter@visaforchina.org

Websites: http://www.visaforchina.org/BNE_EN/; http://www.visaforchina.com.au/BNE_EN/

◎Applications from Western Australia are advised to be forwarded to the Chinese Consulate-General in Perth.


TEL:08-92220333(Voice recording instructions);

08-92220321(2:30pm--4:00pm every weekday)

Flights from Australia to China
At present, the international airlines only launch direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth to some of these China cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, Hong Kong, Macao and Sanya. Please verify the corresponding flight from your departure city to the arrival city when you plan a Customized China Tour or choose the below recommended tour packages.


The Best Way to Book Air Tickets for Your China Trip
Based on feedback from our Australian guests and our own travel experiences, we've found the following online search engines to be very helpful for investigating and ticketing airfare to and from each of our trips.
•  www.Expedia.com
•  www.Orbitz.com
•  www.travelocity.com
•  www.unitedairlines.com.au/core/english/index.html


Most of the Australians seem to prefer the indirect flight to the direct flight though this may take up their extra hours. They usually fly to China via Singapore or Kuala Lumpur for the favorable price offered by some airlines there. Most important among them is probably they can reach more inland Chinese inland cities by their flights.

What about drinks?
Local tea is commonly served with meals and there is a variety of soft drinks, local and imported beers and wines available for purchase. You should not drink the tap water, bottled water is inexpensive and readily available. If you like a 'cuppa', you may like to bring along a small supply of tea bags, coffee and milk powder. Most rooms have electric jugs or thermos flasks of boiling water to make hot


What are the toilet facilities like on tour?
All of our hotels have western style bathrooms and toilets. Obviously in the more remote areas, they may be a little more basic, but clean and simple is common. Whilst sightseeing, toilet facilities at restaurants and local tourist sites can vary and we would recommend that you carry tissues, wet wipes or disinfectant gel with you, “just in case”.


What should I pack?
Casual clothing is appropriate at all times although clothes that are too revealing are still frowned upon in all over China. Try to pack lightly as your trip may involve an amount of personal baggage handling as porters are often not available except in larger hotels. For security reasons it is essential that your baggage can be locked whilst during air transportation between cities. At times, you may not be able to check into your hotel room immediately or be able to access your main bags. To ensure your comfort, a change of clothes in your hand luggage to coincide with local weather conditions is always handy. All personal toiletries should be taken with you and small packets of tissues or wet wipes are recommended. A small medical kit containing medication to alleviate common ailments is suggested.


Clothing suggestion:



Temperature ( F)

Suggesting Clothing


Mar - May

50 - 71.6

Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes


Jun - Aug Above


T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, sandals, caps, rain wear


Sep - Nov

50- 71.6

Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes


Dec - Feb

Below 50

Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, cap, gloves and cotton-padded shoes are required


What credit cards can I use?
A: At present the Bank of China accepts Master, American Express, Dynasty, Visa, JCB, and Diners Club cards. Travelers may use these cards to draw cash over the exchange counters in China's banks, make purchases or pay bills at large department stores, restaurants and hotels in more than 100 major cities in China. A surcharge of 2% is always charged for card transactions.

Where can I find more travel advice for China?
A: Visit the website of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, they frequently issue travel advisory http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/China


Where can I get consular assistance?
A: In China, the Australian tourists can obtain consular assistance from the:

◎Embassy of Australia , Beijing
21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie
Beijing 100600
People's Republic of China

Tel: (010) 5140 4111
Fax: (010) 5140 4292
E-mail: embassy.beijing@dfat.gov.au
Website: http://www.china.embassy.gov.au/bjng/home.html

◎Australian Consulate-General, Guangzhou
12/F, Development Centre, No. 3 Linjiang Road, Zhujiang New City,
Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510623

Tel: (020) 3814 0111
Fax: (020) 3814 0112
Website: http://guangzhou.china.embassy.gov.au/gzho/home.html

◎Australian Consulate-General, Shanghai
Level 22, CITIC Square Building
1168 Nanjing West Road
Shanghai 200040

Tel: (021) 2215 5200
Fax: (021) 2215 5252
Website: www.shanghai.china.embassy.gov.au

◎Australian Consulate General, Hong Kong
23/F Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2827 8881
Facsimile: (852) 2585 4457
Website: www.australia.org.hk