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APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL TO OPERATE AS A TOUR GUIDE IN THE APPROVED DESTINATION STATUS (ADS) SCHEMEThe application form must be completed in English.Incomplete applications will not be accepted.Applications must be submitted online.Information supplied in your application will be retained and used by the Australian Government and third parties appointed by the Australian Government, to conduct assessment and compliance monitoring activities under the ADS scheme.Applications found to contain false or misleading information will be returned immediately without further processing.Austrade may revoke the ADS approval of a successful applicant if it is later found that an application contained false or misleading information.Documents submitted in Word format will not be accepted
Potential Applicants should be aware that it is an offence under the schedule to the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) to become recognised under the ADS Scheme through deceit, false representation or other unlawful means, including by giving false or misleading documents or making false or misleading statements to Austrade.Austrade has an active fraud prevention program. To report a suspected fraud against Austrade please contact the fraud hotline on (02) 9392 2807 or send an email to fraud@austrade.gov.au.Please direct all enquires to Austrade’s ADS unit:Phone: 1800 048 155
Email: ads@austrade.gov.au