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Australian Visitor Visas

Australian Visitor Visas

If you’re planning a trip to Australia it’s important to understand the different visitor visa options and requirements for each.

There are many reasons to visit Australia such as holidays, sightseeing, visiting family or friends or even for medical reasons, but regardless of the reason for your trip or the intended length of your stay you will need an appropriate valid Australian visa.

Visitor Visa options

The following are various Visitor Visa options for Australia, which can also be applied for online if you are outside Australia and hold a passport from an eligible country.

Visitor Visa Subclass 600

This visa is for people who wish to visit Australia:

  • As a tourist
  • To see family
  • For business visitor activities

What this visa allows you to do:

  • Visit Australia for a limited period of time

For more information visit the DHA website.

Electronic Travel Authority Visa Subclass 601

This visa is for people who wish to visit Australia:

  • As a tourist
  • For business visitor activities

What this visa allows you to do:

  • In most cases, visit Australia on multiple occasions, for up to three months at a time, within 12 months from either the visa grant date or the life of the visa holder’s passport (whichever is shorter)

To be eligible for this visa you must apply outside of Australia when it is granted. Or, if you applying for it while in immigration clearance then you must be in immigration clearance at the time it is granted.

For more information visit the DHA website.

eVisitor Visa Subclass 651

This is a free visa is for people who wish to visit Australia:

  • As a tourist
  • For business visitor activities

What this visa allows you to do:

  • visit Australia on multiple occasions, for up to three months at a time, within 12 months from either the visa grant date or the life of the visa holder’s passport (whichever is shorter)

For more information visit the DHA website.

Transit Visa Subclass 711

This visa is for people who wish to visit Australia:

  • For a short trip (less than 72 hours) on their way to another country
  • To join a ship as a crew member

What this visa allows you to do:

  • Transit through Australia
  • Enter and stay in Australia for less than 72 hours

For more information visit the DHA website.

Medical Treatment Visa Subclass 602

This visa is for people who wish to visit Australia to:

  • Attend a medical consultation or treatment
  • Donate an organ in Australia
  • Support someone who needs medical treatment who holds, or has applied, for this visa

For more information visit the DHA website.

Staying Longer

If you wish to visit and stay in Australia longer for to either study, work or live then there are different visa options and requirements you will need to meet for each.

How Point Migration Agency can help

Point Migration Agency is a registered migration agency and is authorised to provide you with migration help and advice. To discuss which Australian visitor visa you may be eligible to apply for or if you’d like to know how to apply for an Australian Visitor Visa please contact us to make an appointment.

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