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Please note: From January 5th, 2023, all travelers aged 12 and older coming from China, Hong Kong, or Macao, will need to provide evidence of a negative PCR or Antigen test result, taken no more than two days before their departure. Read more about the COVID-19 and other entry requirements below.

On this page you’ll find everything you need to know about the Australia Visitor Visa and how to apply online. iVisa has a team of experts that will review your application to ensure it is error-free and 100% government compliant for a smooth entry to the country.

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What is the Australia Visitor Visa?

The Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) is a temporary visa required to enter the country. Some travelers need a valid Australian visa to do tourist activities, go on a cruise, or visit friends and family in the country. It can be applied for from either within Australia or from abroad.

This visitor visa for Australia does not have a barcode or QR code, it simply states information about the traveler and the conditions. There is also no need to do an interview at the Australian embassy or consulate. However, in some cases, Australian immigration officials may ask for further details by phone.

The visa application process has a few different steps that can be confusing, but don’t worry. We’re here to make the entire process simple and stress-free. You’ll be assigned an iVisa Expert to guide you through the entire process and avoid a rejection from the government.

Apply now and enjoy a stress-free trip to Australia!

What can and can’t you do with the Australia Visitor Visa?

Certain rules apply to the Australian Visitor Visa. Check them out below.

With an Australia Visitor Visa, you can:

  • Travel to Australia for tourism and to go on a cruise.

  • Visit friends and family (if you’re sponsored by immediate family members that live in Australia).

  • Do business activities such as negotiating contracts or attending trade fairs or conferences.

  • Study or do a short course for a maximum of three months in Australia.

The Australia Visitor Visa does not permit you to:

  • Work or sell goods.

  • Participate in a trade fair or conference if you are paid by the organizer.

  • Study or do a course for longer than three months.

  • Travel to Australia for health reasons, such as to undergo medical treatment.

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Who needs to apply for this visa to enter Australia?

If you want to know if your nationality is eligible for the Australia Visitor Visa, use our handy Visa Checker Tool and apply instantly with iVisa! You just need to select your country and you will know which travel documents are available for you.

Please note: Passport holders from the People’s Republic of China (excluding SARs) can visit Australia with this visa type if they’re part of an approved tour group.

Who doesn’t need to apply for this visa to enter Australia?

If your passport is issued by a country eligible for the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), you don’t need this visitor visa to travel to Australia. The following countries are eligible for the Australia ETA:

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

If you are from Antarctica, Hong Kong, United States, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Canada or Brunei Darussalam you can apply for the ETA with iVisa here!.

How long is the Australia Visitor Visa valid for?

Tourist visas are valid for three years and allows a maximum stay of 3, 6, or 12 months, depending on the applicant’s background.

This type of Australian Tourist Visa is a Multiple Entry document, which means you can enter Australia as often as you like within the valid visa period.

In some cases, it is possible to extend your stay in Australia. Here are some examples:

  • If you are an Australian citizen and your parents want to visit you and stay longer in Australia they can apply for a stay of up to 12 months.

  • If you have a tourist visa for 3 or 6 months and your current Australian visa is close to expiring, you can apply for this visitor visa from within Australia to extend your stay.

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What are the required documents to apply for this Visa?

To apply for this Australian visa with iVisa, you will need certain documents:

  • A copy of your current valid passport showing your photo, personal details, and passport issue and expiration dates, as well as the pages that have immigration stamps.

  • A copy of your ID (if you have one).

  • Applicant photo - if you don’t have one, use the digital iVisa passport photo service.

The Australian government may ask you for additional documents after you apply for a tourist visa, such as (but not limited to):

  • Documents proving you can support your trip during your stay, such as bank statements or financial assets.

  • Documents showing that you are employed or studying in your home country.

  • Travel itinerary or any evidence of planned tourism activities in Australia.

  • Letters from your relative or friend in Australia, inviting you to visit.

  • A police certificate.

  • Birth certificate for applicants under 18 years of age.

  • Family register and composition form (if applicable).

To increase your approval chances you must provide proof to the Australian Government that you have the financial means to return to your home country.

Do you have all these documents? Apply now!

If your documents are not in English you will need to translate them.

How do I apply for the Australia Visitor Visa with iVisa?

To apply with iVisa, you only need to follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Fill out the simplified form on iVisa, with your passport information, personal data, and travel details.

Step 2: Double-check all your info. If you make a mistake, your application may be rejected. Then, pay for the processing fees with a debit or credit card, or PayPal.

Step 3: Upload the supporting documents and submit your application.

You will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions regarding your application, including where to send your documents and how to make an appointment to take your biometrics and go through a medical exam.

Once your application is approved, your visa will be digitally linked to your passport.

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What are the costs and processing time of the Australia Visitor Visa?

About 90% of applicants get this visa in four months. That’s a long time, isn’t it?

By applying through iVisa, you’ll save time, money, and effort. We do all the hard work for you!

The government fee for the Australian Visitor Visa is AUD 150, which is included in the total visa application fee on iVisa.

Benefits of getting your Australia Visitor Visa with iVisa

  • 100% government-compliant: Our team of iVisa Experts will review each of your answers and adjust them to be 100% compliant with the government requirements.

  • Unlimited access to a personal iVisa Expert: Your iVisa Expert will guide you through the entire application from start to end, and solve any questions you may have.

  • Simplified application form: The application form through iVisa is 50% shorter and offers clear and simple questions, like filling out a short survey.

  • Apply at your own pace: Fill out the online form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress if you need to take a break.

  • Step-by-step guide manual: You’ll receive a PDF guide with all the tips you need to answer the difficult sections on the application form and what you need to do to get your new visa without issues.

Apply now from the comfort of your own home.

Do I need a transit visa for a connecting flight in Australia?

Eligible travelers can transit at the airport without an Australian visa, if they meet the following criteria:

  • You arrive in Australia by air and have a confirmed ticket to leave Australia to fly to a third country, within 8 hours of arriving.

  • You have a valid ticket and entry document to enter the final destination country.

  • You will not go through immigration or leave the airport transit lounge before boarding your onward flight.

If you need to clear immigration, you may need an Australian visa to transit in Australia. You can check which visa you need with our online Visa Checker Tool and apply instantly. You just need to select your country and you will know which travel documents are available for you.

COVID-19 requirements and restrictions for Australia

Most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Australia, however, some requirements still apply for specific travelers.

From January 5, 2023, people traveling to Australia from China, Hong Kong, and Macau, are required to present a negative PCR or Antigen test result COVID-19 taken within 48 before departure.

If you arrive from other destinations you don’t need to show a negative COVID-19 test to meet Australia's travel requirements.

Airlines and vessel operators may need you to have a pre-departure test result at check-in in some countries. As these requirements change regularly, we advise you to check the entry requirements before your trip with your airline and the Australia Embassy.

Where can I find more information about the Australia Visitor Visa?

If you have questions about the Australian Visitor Visa or other travel documents to visit Australia, contact our expert customer service team via online chat or email us at [email protected]. They are available 24/7 to assist!

Required Documents to Apply
  • A valid passport.

  • National ID scan or image.

  • Scans of the passport pages that have immigration stamps.

  • Applicant’s photo.

Important Instructions
  • The Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) is a multiple-entry visa for travelers that want to visit Australia for tourism purposes or to visit friends and family.

  • This Australia Visitor Visa is valid for 1 year.

  • You don’t need to go to an interview to apply for this visa, but in some cases, you might have to go through a phone call.

  • For this visa you will need to give your biometric information and go through a medical exam. We will give you the details via email after we submit your application.

  • With this visa you can stay in Australia for 3, 6, or up to 12 months. Usually, you’re granted a permitted stay time of 3 months.

  • The Australia Visitor Visa will be digitally linked to your passport, so it won’t be stamped on your passport.

  • You can not work with this visa and you can not study for longer than 3 months.

  • You don’t need any COVID-19 vaccination proof to go to Australia; masks are no longer mandatory on international flights.

  • We recommend travelers apply 4 months before their intended trip to Australia. The processing time for a Visitor Visa is on average 30 days after submitting your application. iVisa makes it fast!

  • At iVisa, we do all the paperwork for you and assign you an iVisa Expert who is in charge of reviewing your application to be 100% government compliant and to avoid rejections.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company, accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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To approve your Visitor Visa, the Australian Department of Home Affairs evaluates carefully your financial situation. Therefore, you must have a regular income or financial incentives that will make you return to your home country at the end of your proposed stay.

Besides demonstrating strong financial, or employment ties, the Australian government also evaluates if you have personal ties to your home country, to depart Australia at the end of your authorized temporary stay.

Do you want to visit Australia? Start your application here.

If you have any problems with your application, you can contact our incredible [customer support team] (/contact-us) ; which is always available to help you.
If your visa application was denied or canceled, you must declare this when applying for future visas or a different one. The previous adverse decision will almost always affect your eligibility for future visas.
You can transit from Australia to a third country if you are from an eligible country. You can do this without an Australian visa; we recommend you use our Visa Checker Tool to see if your nationality doesn't need a transit visa.
No. You cannot include your family as dependents on your application; they must apply for a visa.
You can inform our team if you make a mistake in your application. They constantly check the information before submitting it to the immigration office. So please check that everything is okay in your application; if not, please let us know, so we can help you fix it.
If you still need to receive the confirmation email that your application has been completed, please write to us to verify your information and help us resolve this situation.