What is the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)?

The TRS enables you to claim a refund for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) that you have paid on goods you have purchased in Australia.

For international cruises departing from Australia you can claim the TRS from Customs at embarkation after you have checked in. For cruises departing for New Zealand, this can be done at the last Australian port.

For more information, please refer to the Australian Customs Service website, www.customs.gov.au.

For purchases in New Zealand there is no provision for travellers to obtain a refund of GST on their goods when they leave the country.