We will be leaving for Sydney in 10 days and would like to thank all the regulars on this forum for all the helpful advice. We will spend 10 nights in Sydney then do a Pacific islands cruise for 11 nights then one more night in Sydney before we leave for Hong Kong. We will be travelling on e-visitor visas.
I have 2 questions about immigration/customs which someone may be able to help me with.
On the Incoming Passenger Card should we say that out intended stay is for 23 days or will we be required to fill in outgoing and subsequent incoming cards for the cruise which would contradict that. The immigration dept. web site suggests that for the purpose of visa conditions an RTC (Round Trip Cruise) would be treated as days in Australia (i.e. as if we hadn't left). The embassy in London wasn't very helpful, saying " fill out the form as best you can perhaps with a note". Where we would include a note escapes me. So hopefully one of you TA experts can be more helpful or maybe someone reading this has had this experience already..
One other small matter, again relating to the Passenger Card.
I will be bringing in prescription medicines for high blood pressure (in their original packaging and with the prescription). Question 1 on the form mentions medicines and says if in doubt declare them. The medicines are standard issue and I'm sure non-contentious but my intention is to declare them. Is this the right approach and will it delay me significantly at Customs?
Thanks again for all your hard work and assistance.