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    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    make sure you have a good seat because you'll be on the plane for a while
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    Wallacia, New South Wales, Australia
    Distance from Sydney: 67.5 km West
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    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    As for traveling arond Sydney, I have not done so yet. I would like to discuss entry and document requirement procedures. First and foremost before you fly out of your departing country, DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORT AND ETA (explained later). You will need the your passport at all times,at check-in, boarding, customs (entry), and customs baggage inspection (all the same as well for departure). The ETA is always required but generally only needed at check-in and customs entry. The other document required is what's called an ETA or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA's can be obtained at www.eta.immi.gov.au ). The ETA is required for all foreign visitors but not for Australian Citizens (Cost of an ETA is 20 AUD about 16-18 USD. Also, before departing the country of origin you will receive a yellow form asking you certain questions about the intentions of your visit, where you will be staying and what sort of items you may have brought along with you. Read and answer all the questions truthfully and carefully, as even the slightest wrong answer could face you with stiff penalties and/or imprisonment or even both. When you land in Sydney and arrive at the gate (international flights mostly) expect a 5-10 minute wait on your aircraft until a quarantine official arrives for inspection. Do not worry they will not physically expect everyone onboard. After clearance deplaning will begin. You must follow all the signs that lead to customs entry and do not worry, the terminal is set up so that every gate leads away from the actual boarding gate and that every gate leads to hallways that all lead to one customs entry point. After clearing customs with your passport and yellow form, you will proceed to the baggage claim. After picking up your baggage, the last part and final clearance for your entry into Australia is the custom's baggage inspection. Here they will take your yellow form and ask you any necessary questions and you must put all luggage on your person onto the belt for screening (including your carry-ons). This is pretty much the basic entry requirements for entering Australia, if you have any other questions about this topic in general please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for reading!
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    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    When you book a flight to Sydney (Australia) make sure you don't accidentally book a flight to Sydney (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada)...I've heard about it happening accidentally to quite a few unsuspecting travelers! :)
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