Can you claim the TRS refund at the overseas passenger terminal in Sydney?

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Cruising

Member since 03 Dec 2015

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Can you claim the TRS refund at the overseas passenger terminal in Sydney?

gaschmon

QF

Member since 19 Feb 2013

Total posts 28

Yes, you can. There is an office for the inspection of goods on the arrivals level if you are packing them into your checked in luggage e.g. liquor, wine any liquids etc. Once you've had the good inspected, they'll give you a form, Once you've checked your luggage in and gone through passport control and security there is the office (near the walk way to gates 8 & 9) where you claim your refund or present your (non-liquid) goods for a refund. Note: this is particularly busy in the mornings when the bulk of flights to Asia leave, so allow yourself at least 30+ minutes once there to do it.

http://www.sydneyairport.com.au/prepare/departures/tourist-refund-scheme.aspx

 

kimshep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 336

International Terminal SYD (air) - YES

Overseas Passenger Terminal SYD (ship) - YES.

There is a good explanation of how the system works at http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Tour

"You can claim a refund of the goods and services tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) that you pay on goods you buy in Australia. The refund only applies to goods you take with you as hand luggage or wear on to the aircraft or ship when you leave the country."

Eligible Goods & Qualifying Spend - http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Tour/Are-you-a-traveller

Application can be made by phone app. You download, get a Q-code and present it with your goods. See http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Tour/TRS-applications

Atzeri

Etihad

Member since 03 Jun 2015

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Note that there is a App you can download on your phone where you fill yours and purchases details with invoice/s number etc. it generates a QR code which you can save on your phone. It is very simple.

there is a dedicated line for customers who have the code already, this avoid the operator to fill in details and it's much faster and easier. 

Search for TRS on apple store or android.

 

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