Australian Passport Information

I applied at the post office at Woodcroft branch. I needed to produce my original birth certificate and tax file number for proof my identity, along with two coloured photos of myself signed by a person who agreed that it was me.   The cost was $104.00 for a person under eighteen so that would basically be my sister Monike and $208.00 for an adult, me, my mum Kimberly and my father Kevin. It takes approximately ten working days, delivered back to me by registered mail; if I needed the passport urgently I could pay an extra $78.00 and receive the passport within two days.

USA Visa Information

All information about a visa can be obtained on the official U.S, government web site called – ESTA. An application with a police clearance is required along with passport information /number. For application within South Australia a Pd 47 Clearance which costs $86.00 to records department in Adelaide.   Only personal applications will be received. It takes 10 – 12 days.
After receiving the clearance on line application is completed on the ESTA site. At the moment there is no fee but late 2010 a fee is expected to be charged.


There are six airlines that go to the use but only two leave direct from Adelaide, the other airlines you have a long wait (approx 4 – 6 hours).
I choose Air New Zealand which offered with the price a three day car hires. Bag limits 23 kilos per person and carry on baggage permitted.

Depart on Sunday 1st August at 11.30am direct from Adelaide
Arrive in Los Angeles 2.30pm Sunday (we go back in time).

Depart Los Angeles Sunday 22nd August at 09.30pm.   Arrive Adelaide 10.25am Tuesday 24th August. (We go forward in time).

Cost return including all taxes travelling on global saver premium economy             $2,382.50 per person.

Transport to and from Adelaide airport – family.


Airport transfers are $144.00 for unlimited transfers during your...