The Tourist Refund Scheme
Travellers departing Australia can get a GST or WET refund under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), administered by the Australian Customs Service. The Customs TRS Scheme applies to certain goods purchased from an Australian retailer that has an Australian business number (ABN) and is registered for GST, by travellers at prices that include GST or WET. It does not apply to services such as accommodation. If a traveller has purchased GST-free goods, they can't get a refund under the Customs TRS Scheme.
TRS is open to all overseas visitors and Australian residents, except for operating air and sea crew.
The requirements of the Customs TRS Scheme are that a traveller may claim a refund under the TRS if:
You can get more information from any of the following contacts: