You may wish to visit Australia for a short period, and so a Visitor Visa might be a suitable option.

In Australia the Visitor Visas include:

Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

A Subclass 600 Visa would suit you if:

  • you want to visit for up to three, six or twelve months
  • you want to visit Australia for a holiday
  • you want to visit Australia for business visitor activities
  • you want to visit family in Australia
  • you hold a certain passport (please check the Australian Immigration website for a list of eligible passports)

If you are already in Australia, and have a current valid visa (that does not have condition 8503) you can apply for the Tourist Stream of the Visitor Visa online.

If you are outside of Australia only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online.

eVisitor Visa (Subclass 651)

A Subclass 651 Visa would suit you if:

  • you want to visit for up to three months at a time within a 12-month period
  • you want to visit Australia for a holiday
  • you want to visit Australia for business visitor activities
  • you are a passport holder of a certain country (please check the Australian Immigration website for a list of eligible passports)
  • you do not have any criminal convictions (in any country) for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) total 12 months or more
  • you meet certain health requirements
  • you have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government

Electronic Travel Authority Visa (Subclass 601)

A Subclass 601 Visa would suit you if:

  • you want to visit Australia for a holiday
  • you want to visit Australia for business visitor activities
  • you are a passport holder of a certain country (please check the Australian Immigration website for a list of eligible passports)
  • you are currently outside of Australia
  • you have no criminal convictions in any country
  • you have no outstanding debts to the Australian Government or have arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian Government

On this visa you can visit Australia as many times as you want, for up to a year, and stay up to three months for each visit.​

Processing times for Visitor Visas can be found at the:
Australian Immigration and Border Protection Website