Subject: Visa for Australia from US
Hi Ziners,

I just found our that I have to get a visa or ETA for a stopover on Macquarie Island as part of travel to Antarctica and sub Antarctic islands.

I read that it should not cost anything, but there are websites that charge about $30 US to process an application over the internet. Can the application be done over the internet for free or must I apply directly to the Australian Embassy?

I realize I'm very I'm very ignorant about this sort of thing, but any visas I've needed have always been procured for me.

Carrie, shivering in Brrrrr-donia, NY