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