DUTY FREE [TRS Tourist Refund Scheme]
TRS - Tourist Refund Scheme
Spend $300 (GST inclusive) or more in the one store and get a single tax invoice.
Claims at airports are only available up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of your flight.
Claims at seaports should be made no earlier than 4 hours and no later than 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure time of the vessel.
The way it works:
Customs will aim to post cheque refunds within 15 business days. Bank and credit card refunds will be issued by Customs within 5 business days. However, payment will be subject to processing by your bank or card issuer.
The TRS facilities at international airports at Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Adelaide, Darwin and Gold Coast.
Cruise liner terminals at Circular Quay and Darling Harbour in Sydney, Cairns, Darwin, Fremantle, Darwin and Hobart.
If you are leaving Australia from another port you should contact Customs to find out if you can make a claim.