China Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme

Status: paused

The China Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme is an arrangement between the Australian and Chinese governments. The scheme allows Chinese tourists to travel to Australia in guided groups. 

We manage the ADS scheme in Australia with the Department of Home Affairs and Tourism Australia.

Our role includes:

  • approving inbound tour operators (ITOs) and tour guides to join the scheme
  • ensuring ITOs and tour guides follow the ADS Code of Business Standards and Ethics.

The ADS scheme continues to be paused in Australia. Please visit this site for further updates.

Contact us

For more information about the ADS scheme:

email ads@austrade.gov.au.