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Once You Have Registered With Your Embassy Or Consulate, You Will Need To Update Your Data If:

  • your contact details change,
  • your civil status changes,
  • you are going back to your home country.

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What you need to know

  • Dive into Australia's beauty with the Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600); it's your ticket for tourism, visiting family and friends, or studying up to 3 months

  • We’ll guide you through and even handle the appointment scheduling if needed

  • Apply for your Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) with just a few docs: passport, photo, and bank statements, and leave the heavy lifting to us

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Last updated: April 2024

Australia invites you to explore its diverse landscapes and laid-back culture! To begin your journey, you need one essential document: the Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600).

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Learn more on how to apply below.

What is the Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)?

The Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) is a temporary visa required to enter the country.

The application process is pretty straightforward. In some cases, Australian immigration officials may ask for further details by phone or during an interview.

What can you do with the Australia Visitor Visa?

With the Australia Visitor Visa Subclass 600, you can:

  • Engage in tourism activities, such as sightseeing, recreational activities, and exploring Australia's iconic landmarks

  • Visit family or friends residing in Australia

  • Study for up to 3 months

What can you not do with the Australia Visitor Visa Subclass 600?

You can't:

  • Engage in paid work or provide services to a business or organization

  • Undertake a course of study that exceeds three months

  • Live in the country

  • Live in Australia for extended periods through frequent, successive visits

  • Enter Australia for medical treatment

Who requires an Australia Visitor Visa?

The Australia Visitor Visa is open to all nationalities who meet the following requirements:

  • You are not currently in possession of an Australian ETA (Electronic Travel Authority)

  • You intend to stay in Australia for a period that aligns with the terms of the Visitor Visa (typically up to three, six, or 12 months)

  • Your purpose of visit is either for tourism or visiting family or friends

  • You are outside Australia during the visa application and approval process

If you want to know if your nationality is eligible for the Australia Visitor Visa, use our handy Visa Checker Tool and apply instantly online.

Visa-exempt travelers

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.

Do minors have to apply for the Australia Visitor Visa?

Yes, children or minors from eligible countries must also apply for the Australia Visitor Visa.

When a minor applies, additional document requirements include:

  • Notarized Consent Form 1229, filled out by the applicant's parents, with the parent's national ID card, birth certificate, or a copy of their passport to support the form

  • The child's birth certificate

For unaccompanied minors, additional requirements may apply.

How long is the Australia Visitor Visa Subclass 600 valid?

Tourist visas are valid for 1 year after arrival and allow 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 its validity period.

Can I extend my Australia Visitor Visa Subclass 600?

Sometimes, it’s 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 as your dependents

  • If you have a tourist visa for 3 or 6 months and your current Australian visa is close to expiring, you can apply for an extension from within Australia to stay longer

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Australia Visitor Visa Subclass 600: Required documents

To apply for this Australian Visitor Visa, you’ll need certain documents:

  • A copy of your current valid passport showing your photo, personal details, passport issuance and expiry dates, as well as any pages that have immigration stamps

  • A passport photo

  • National ID

  • Bank statements from the last three months

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 financial assets

  • Documents showing that you’re 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

If your documents are not in English, you must have them translated.

Australia Visitor Visa: Financial requirements

To apply for the Australia Visitor Visa Subclass 600, applicants may need to demonstrate their financial capacity to support themselves during their stay in Australia.

You can meet the financial requirements by providing the following documents:

  • Bank statements: Demonstrating consistent income or sufficient savings to support your stay

  • Tax records: This can indicate a stable financial background

  • Employment evidence: Including payslips, a letter from your employer outlining your salary, and the length and condition of your employment

  • Support from a friend or family in Australia: If someone in Australia will be supporting your visit financially, they can provide a letter of invitation or statutory declaration, including their financial documentation

Remember that every individual's circumstances can differ, and the Australian authorities may request additional documents.

The Australian government doesn’t fix a minimum bank balance for Australia Visitor Visa applications. The key to meeting the financial requirement is to show that you have adequate funds to support yourself during your visit. The cost of your trip can vary greatly depending on its length and nature.

How to apply for the Australia Visitor Visa Subclass 600

To apply for your Australia tourist visa with us, you only need to follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Fill out your contact information and travel details on our website or our easy-to-use iVisa app.

After the visa fee payment, you’ll receive a confirmation email with full instructions regarding your application and the next steps.

Step 2: Upload the supporting documents, complete the rest of the form, and submit your application.

Our experts will then review your application and check if you need to attend a visa appointment. We’ll schedule the appointment for you if required.

Step 3: Attend your visa appointment (if needed) and await the decision!

Australia Visitor Visa Subclass 600: Costs and processing times

We offer a standard processing time of up to 30 days. Our service fee may vary depending on your nationality.

There is also a government fee of USD $126.67, which you conveniently pay online on our platform too.

Please note: We will review and submit your application to the Australian government during our standard processing. It doesn’t include the government processing time, which differs per individual. About 90% of applicants get this visa in four months.

Do I need the Australia Visitor Visa Subclass 600 to transit through the country?

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’ll not go through immigration or leave the airport transit lounge before boarding your onward flight

Have more questions about the Australia Visitor Visa Subclass 600?

Our customer service team is available via online chat, or you can contact us on WhatsApp. We're happy to help!


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 financial or employment ties, the Australian government also evaluates if you have personal ties to your home country (such as studies, assets, or family), to prove that you'll depart Australia at the end of your authorized temporary stay.

No, Australia has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions.

The Australia eVisitor Visa (Subclass 651), Visitor Visa (Subclass 600), and the Australia ETA (Electronic Travel Authority, Subclass 601) are all travel documents that allow entry into Australia.

Still, they cater to different travel needs and have distinct characteristics:

  • eVisitor Visa (Subclass 651): An eVisitor Visa is valid for up to 12 months, but it lets you spend up to 3 months at a time. An eVisitor Visa is not available for visitors from every country.

  • Visitor Visa Subclass 600: This visa is for individuals who plan to visit Australia for tourism, business, or family visits. It allows stays of up to 3, 6, or 12 months.

The Subclass 600 visa has more flexibility and is open to all nationalities who meet the eligibility criteria. It’s designed for those not eligible for the ETA or eVisitor Visa or travelers who want to stay longer in the country.

  • ETA (Subclass 601): This is an electronic authorization for citizens of certain countries, including the United States, Canada, and many European nations.

It permits multiple entries, with each stay up to 3 months within 12 months. The ETA is typically used for tourism and short-term business trips. The process is quicker and more straightforward than the (e)Visitor Visa application.

Choosing between these two depends on your nationality, length, and purpose of stay.

Biometrics (fingerprints and photo) will be requested for any applicant applying for a visa from a country included in the biometrics program. The list of countries is:

  • Afghanistan*
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cambodia
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russian Federation
  • Samoa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia*
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen*
  • Zimbabwe

*For these countries, applicants must go to neighboring countries to collect biometrics.

For further information about the Biometric Program for the Australia Visitor Visa application, check the Australia government website.

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, and being honest is of upmost importance.

In future applications, you must prove you won't make the same mistakes and prove strong ties to your home country.

No. You cannot include your family as dependents in your application. They must apply for their own visa for Australia.

All applying for the Visitor Visa? We make it easier to apply as a family. Simply click 'Add another person' during the online application process.

Inform our team as soon as possible if you notice a mistake in your application.

They'll review the information before submitting it to the immigration department of Australia, so time is of utmost importance. Once we've submitted your application, we can't guarantee to fix the mistake.

  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/
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