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February 10, 2022

Australia Visitor & Tourist Visa

Australia is famous for its clean beaches and other tourist spots that attracts millions of tourist to the country. But, to visit Australia for Tourism you need to apply for a Tourist Visa. In this post we will discuss all the options available for Australia Visitor & Tourist Visa options available and which is suitable for you.

Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

The Visitor Visa (Class FA) (Subclass 600) allows for the entry of genuine tourist, business and family visitors to Australia for the purposes of visiting the country on a temporary basis.

Highlights

  • You may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa does not allow you to work in Australia or studying for more than 3 months.
  • There are 5 different visa streams: TouristSponsored FamilyBusiness VisitorApproved Destination Status and Frequent Traveller.
  • In general, this visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 3, 6 or 12 months.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You must satisfy specific criteria relating to the visa stream you are applying for.
  • You must meet the genuine temporary stay requirement.
  • You must be able to demonstrate that you have access to sufficient funds to cover the cost of your stay in Australia.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Electronic Travel Authority ETA Visa (Subclass 601)

The Electronic Travel Authority (Class UD) (Subclass 601) visa is for persons who wish to visit Australia temporarily as a tourist or to engage in business visitor activities such as attending a conference, attending a business meeting etc.

Highlights

  • You must be outside Australia, or in immigration clearance to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa does not allow you to work in Australia or studying for more than 3 months.
  • In general, this visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 3 months.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a citizen of a particular country. Eligible passports are prescribed by legislative instrument, read the complete list here.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

eVisitor Visa Subclass 651

The eVisitor Visa (Class TV) (Subclass 651) is for persons who wish to visit Australia temporarily as a tourist or to engage in business visitor activities such as attending a conference, attending a business meeting etc.

Highlights

  • You must be outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa does not allow you to work in Australia or studying for more than 3 months.
  • In general, this visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 3 months.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a citizen of a particular country. Eligible passports are prescribed by legislative instrument, read the complete list here.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Work & Holiday Visa (Subclass 462)

The Work and Holiday Visa (Temporary) (Class US) (Subclass 462) is for young professionals from prescribed countries with signed bilateral agreements with Australia permitting a working holiday.

Highlights

  • If you are applying for your first subclass 462 visa, you must be outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • If you are applying for your second or third subclass 462 visa, you may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa allows you to work in Australia, but you cannot be employed by the same employer for more than 6 moths.
  • This visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 12 months.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a citizen of a particular country and be of a specific age. Eligible passports and age requirements are prescribed by legislative instrument, read the complete list here.
  • You must be able to demonstrate that you have access to sufficient funds to cover the cost of your stay in Australia.
  • You must be a genuine visitor whose principal purpose is to spend a holiday in Australia.
  • You must have at least Functional English (e.g. by achieving an average band score of at least 4.5, based on the 4 components on the IELTS test within the last 12 months).
  • You must have specific academic qualifications which are dependent and vary between the agreement countries.
  • If you are applying for your second or third Subclass 462 visa, you must satisfy the prescribed periods of “specified Subclass 462 work”.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

 Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417)

The Working Holiday Visa (Temporary) (Class TZ) (Subclass 417) is for young people from prescribed countries who wish to stay in Australia for a working holiday.

Highlights

  • If you are applying for your first subclass 417 visa, you must be outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • If you are applying for your second or third subclass 417 visa, you may be in or outside Australia to lodge a valid visa application.
  • This visa allows you to work in Australia, but you cannot be employed by the same employer for more than 6 moths.
  • This visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 12 months.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a citizen of a particular country and be of a specific age. Eligible passports and age requirements are prescribed by legislative instrument, read the complete list here.
  • You must be able to demonstrate that you have access to sufficient funds to cover the cost of your stay in Australia.
  • You must be a genuine visitor whose principal purpose is to spend a holiday in Australia.
  • You must not be accompanied by dependent children during your stay in Australia.
  • If you are applying for your second or third Subclass 417 visa, you must satisfy the prescribed periods of “specified work in regional Australia”.
  • You must satisfy certain Public Interest criteria and Special Return criteria.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Read How to Apply & Get Australia Visit Visa?

Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list of requirements. This content is for general information purposes only, it is not immigration advice and must not be construed as such.

While due care has been taken to ensure that the content is kept up-to-date and correct, the currency and thus accuracy of the information cannot be guarantee due to the frequent changes in migration law.

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