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Australian Visitors Visa

Australian Visitor Visa / Tourist Visa

With its wide open spaces, natural wonders, urban lifestyle and rich wildlife, Australia is a haven for any traveler who seeks diversity. From magnificent coral reefs to the lush green rainforest, from pristine sandy beaches to red dessert, from wildlife safaris to fast-paced nightlife, you’ll be left wanting for more as soon as you step foot in Australia.

People visit Australia for a number of reasons – holiday, recreational reasons, to visit relatives, be a business visitor, medical treatment or medical consultation. Whatever be the reason, a visa is required to enter the country.

Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

This 12-month valid Australian tourist visa is available for people going on a holiday, recreational activities, or to visit friends and family in Australia. There are 5 different streams available to applicants: tourist visa, business visitor, frequent traveler visa, sponsored family visa, and approved destination status.

You will have to give a personal explanation on your reasons to visit Australia, intentions after departure from Australia, activities you plan to undertake while staying there, and if you have any intentions to lodge any visa applications while still in the country.


  • You have to show that you are traveling to remaining in Australia as a genuine visitor.
  • Your purpose is not related to business or medical treatment
  • You have enough money to support your stay in Australia
  • You meet health and character requirements
  • You own a health insurance

Documents required

  • Current passport
  • Evidence of available funds
  • Evidence of obligations to return to home country
  • Full travel itinerary
  • Copy of return ticket
  • A letter of invitation (if required)

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visa (Subclass 601)

The ETA lets you enter Australia as many times as you want for up to 12 months, with the permission to stay up to 3 months per visit as a tourist or for business purposes.

An ETA is linked electronically to your passport and can be viewed at airports, travel agencies and Australian Border Agencies.


  • Be a passport holder from an eligible country – Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Sweden, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Vatican City, among others
  • British National Overseas, British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, and British Subject Passport are not eligible to apply for Subclass 601 visa
  • You own a health insurance
  • You have no criminal charges against you
  • There are no outstanding debts to the Australian government
  • Your intentions to visit Australia is only for a temporary period
  • You are outside Australia when you apply
  • You meet certain health requirements

Privileges and obligations

  • You are allowed to enter Australia for holidays, business purpose or meeting friends and family
  • You can study for up to three months
  • You can work as a genuine unpaid volunteer (only if an Australian citizen would not be paid to do the work)
  • You cannot work in Australia
  • You can participate in conferences, trade fairs or seminars, as long as you are not been paid for participation

eVisitor (subclass 651)

It’s a free Australian Visitor visa which allows individuals to visit Australia for traveling or business purpose. eVisitor is also a temporary visa allowing individuals to stay in Australia for up to three months at a time within a time frame of one year. However, only passport holders from certain countries can apply for this visa.


  • You must apply and receive your eVisitor outside Australia
  • You are free from Tuberculosis when you enter the country
  • You have no criminal records
  • You will have to show that your purpose of the visit is either travel as a tourist or business related

Mr. Migrate

An Australian visitor visa may be refused for a variety of reasons. Thus it’s essential that the visa application is assessed, structured and lodged ina away to satisfy all applicable law and policy. Mr. Migrate has years of experience in handling the most complex cases and achieving positive outcomes.

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