Visitor Visas

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country.

New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country.

All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home.

This visa is for people who wish to travel to Australia for a visit. It is designed for tourism purposes, business, as well as to visit relatives and friends residing in Australia.

Primary Requirements

  • Must hold a passport from one of the following countries:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican City.

  • Apply from outside Australia;
  • Meet health and character requirements.

Visa duration

The ETA visa for Australia permits the holder to stay in Australia for 90 consecutive days (3 months). However, it is a multiple-entry visa with a total validity of 12 months for entry to Australia.

Travelers can enter and leave Australia various times until the ETA or corresponding passport expires, whichever comes first.

Cost of visa application

Free. There is an online application service charge of AUD20

This visa is for people who wish to travel to Australia for a visit. It is designed for tourism purposes, study (no more than 3 months), business, as well as to visit relatives and friends residing in Australia.

Primary Requirements

  • Must hold a passport from one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City.

  • Have access to adequate funds to support yourself during your visit;
  • Apply from outside Australia;
  • Meet health and character requirements.

Visa duration

The eVisitor visa for Australia permits the holder to stay in Australia for 90 consecutive days (3 months). However, it is a multiple-entry visa with a total validity of 12 months for entry to Australia.

Travelers can enter and leave Australia various times until the eVisitor Visa or corresponding passport expires, whichever comes first.

Cost of visa application

Free.

This visa is for people who are not eligible for ETA or E-Visitor visas.

It is designed for tourism purposes, study (no more than 3 months), business, as well as to visit relatives and friends residing in Australia. This is the most common type of visitor visa.

Primary Requirements

  • Have a genuine intention to travel to, and remain in, Australia as a genuine visitor;
  • Have access to adequate funds to support yourself during your visit;
  • Meet health and character requirements;
  • Have private health insurance (or equivalent) and a 'fitness to travel' certificate from a doctor if you are over 70 years of age;
  • Allowed to apply from within Australia.

Australian citizens and permanent residents can help friends or relatives who are applying for a visitor visa by sending them a letter or statutory declaration supporting the application.

Genuine Intention and the Risk Factors:

All visitors to Australia must convince DHA that they are a genuine visitor who will not breach visa conditions, for example, by working or overstaying their visa.

To demonstrate a genuine intention to return home you should, where possible, show that you have financial, employment or other commitments that require you to return to your country, for example you could include with your application:

  • Any evidence of property ownership in your home country;
  • A letter from your employer or other evidence that you are taking a holiday from your job or business and are expected back at work at the end of your stay in Australia;
  • Evidence of any business or other substantial assets you own in your country of origin;
  • Evidence that you are studying and must return by a certain date;
  • All visitors to Australia must also demonstrate that they have adequate funds to support themselves during the length of their intended stay in Australia without resorting to work, including in a case of illness or an accident. However, there is no prescribed dollar amount to satisfy this requirement.

Visa duration

This visa can be granted for up to 12 months.

Cost of visa application

AU$145

This visa allows young people from eligible countries to visit Australia and work to help pay from their trip and/or study for up to 4 months

Primary Requirements

This visa allowed young people from eligible countries to visit Australia and work to help pay from their trip and/or study for up to 4 months

Primary Requirements

  • Must hold a passport from one of the following countries:

Belgium, Canada, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (including British National Overseas passport holders), Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan (other than an official or diplomatic passport), The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • Aged between 18 and 30 years inclusive - except for Canadian, French and Irish citizens who can be 18 to 35 years old (inclusive).
  • Have sufficient funds to afford a return airfare and at least $AU5,000 to cover the initial part of your stay in Australia;
  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • Have not previously entered Australia as a Working Holiday maker;

Visa duration

  • The Working Holiday Visa entitles you to remain in Australia for a period of 12 months.
  • You can apply for Second Work and Holiday visa if you have completed three (3) months of specified subclass 462 work in approved industries and areas of Australia;
  • You can apply for Third Work and Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria including you have completed six (6) months of specified subclass 462 work in approved industries and areas of Australia.

Cost of visa application

AUD485

This visa allows young people from eligible countries to visit Australia and work to help pay from their trip and/or study for up to 4 months

Primary Requirements

  • Must hold a passport from one of the following countries:

Argentina, Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, United States of America, Vietnam.

  • Aged between 18 and 30 years inclusive;
  • Meet an education requirement specified depending on the country;
  • English language level not less than Functional English (IELTS-4.5 average);
  • Have a letter of support from your government if you are from Ecuador, Greece, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Malaysia (Good Conduct Certificate), Peru, Poland, San Marino, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay;
  • Have sufficient funds to afford a return airfare and at least $AU5,000 to cover the initial part of your stay in Australia;
  • Meet health and character requirements;
  • Have not previously entered Australia as a Working Holiday maker.

Visa duration

  • The Working Holiday Visa entitles you to remain in Australia for a period of 12 months.
  • You can apply for Second Work and Holiday visa if you have completed three (3) months of specified subclass 462 work in approved industries and areas of Australia;
  • You can apply for Third Work and Holiday visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria including you have completed six (6) months of specified subclass 462 work in approved industries and areas of Australia.

Cost of visa application

AUD485

This visa allows you to stay in Australia for no longer than 72 hours while you wait to leave by air or sea.

Primary Requirements

  • You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa and have a confirmed booking to travel to another country within 72 hours of arriving in Australia and the correct documents to enter that country;
  • Meet our health and character requirements;
  • Travel Health insurance is recommended.

Visa duration

No longer than 72 hours

Cost of visa application

Free

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