Tourist Refund Scheme

The TRS desk is located inside the international departure hall at Gold Coast Airport.

The TRS enables you 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 you buy in Australia.

To claim a refund you must:

  • Spend $300 (GST inclusive) or more in the one store
  • Buy goods no more than 60 days before departure
  • Wear or carry the goods on board the aircraft or ship and present them along with your original tax invoice, passport and international boarding pass to a Customs Officer at a TRS facility
  • Claims at airports are available up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of your flight.

For more information on the TRS information, please visit http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4646.asp

The Australian Government has a number of useful resources to assist travellers with queries relating to Customs and Border Protection.



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