Tourist Visas

Overview

All visitors to Australia require a visa to travel to, enter and stay in Australia.

Australian tourist visas are designed for people to visit Australia for:

  • a holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons
  • to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes
  • study up to 3 months (maximum)

You can apply for 3, 6 or 12 month stay.

ETA (Tourist) holders are permitted to:

  • travel to and enter Australia on multiple occasions for 12 months from date of grant;
  • remain in Australia for a period not exceeding 3 months from each date of entry into Australia; and
  • study for up to 3 months in Australia.
Prefer a paper-based application?

If you prefer to apply for an ETA (Tourist) with a paper-based application, download our instructions and application form below:
1. Instructions to apply for an ETA (Tourist)
2. ETA (Tourist) application form


Holders of the following passports may apply for an ETA (Tourist)

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR China
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vatican City
Other passport holders

Please see eVisitor Visa (Tourist) below.

eTourist Visa (6 months) holders are generally permitted to:

  • travel to and enter Australia on multiple occasions for 12 months from date of grant;
  • remain in Australia for a period not exceeding 6 months from each date of entry into Australia; and
  • study for up to 3 months

To apply for an eTourist Visa (6 months), download our instructions and application form below:
1. Instructions to apply for an eTourist Visa (6 months)
2. Application for a Visitor visa-Tourist stream (Form 1419)
3. Advice by a migration agent (Form 956)
4. Privacy Notice (Form 1442i)


Holders of the following passports may apply for an eTourist Visa (6 months) via our office:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR China
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vatican City
Other passport holders:

Other passport holders are eligible to apply for an eTourist Visa (6 months). Additional evidence is required. Contact us with the following information:

  • your nationality (as stated in your passport);
  • your country of residence and permit validity;
  • your reasons for visiting Australia;
  • your desired entry and departure dates for your Australian holiday.

 

eTourist Visa (12months) holders are generally permitted to:

  • travel to and enter Australia on multiple occasions for 12 months from date of grant;
  • remain in Australia for a period not exceeding 12 months from each date of entry into Australia; and
  • study for up to 3 months in Australia.

To apply for an eTourist Visa (12 months), download our instructions and application form below:
1. Instructions to apply for an eTourist Visa (12 months)
2. Application for a Visitor visa-Tourist stream (Form 1419)
3. Advice by a migration agent (Form 956)
4. Privacy Notice (Form 1442i)


Holders of the following passports may apply for an eTourist Visa (12 months) via our office:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR China
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vatican City
Other passport holders:

Other passport holders are eligible to apply for an eTourist Visa (12 months). Additional evidence is required. Contact us with the following information:

  • your nationality (as stated in your passport);
  • your country of residence and permit validity;
  • your reasons for visiting Australia;
  • your desired entry and departure dates for your Australian holiday.

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Condition 8503 “No Further Stay” may be applied to an eTourist Visa (12 months). If condition 8503 is applied, your eligibility to apply for another visa while you are in Australia may be restricted.

In some circumstances, you may be granted a single entry only or the visa validity and stay period granted may be different from what you request in your visa application.

Offshore parents of Australian citizen or Australian permanent children who are settled in Australia applying for an eTourist Visa (12 months) may be eligible for a longer validity visa (3 years/5 years) to permit them to visit their children in Australia for longer periods on regular occasions. Condition 8558 will prevent parents from spending more than 12 months in Australia in any 18 month period.

Contact us for further instructions to apply for an eTourist Visa (12 months) as the parent of an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident child who is settled in Australia.

eVisitor Visa (Tourist) holders are permitted to:

  • travel to and enter Australia on multiple occasions for 12 months from date of grant;
  • remain in Australia for a period not exceeding 3 months from each date of entry into Australia; and
  • study for up to 3 months in Australia.

To apply for an eVisitor Visa (Tourist), download our instructions and application form below:
1. Instructions to apply for an eVisitor Visa (Tourist)
2. Application for a Visitor visa-Tourist stream (Form 1419)
3. Advice by a migration agent (Form 956)
4. Privacy Notice (Form 1442i)


Holders of the following passports may apply for an eVisitor Visa (Tourist) via our office:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
Other passport holders:

Other passport holders are eligible to apply for a Tourist Visa (Non-ETA National). Additional evidence is required.

Contact us with the following information:

  • your nationality (as stated in your passport);
  • your country of residence and permit validity;
  • your reasons for visiting Australia;
  • your desired entry and departure dates for your Australian holiday.

 

For assistance to apply for a Tourist Visa (Non-ETA National), contact us with the following information:
• Your nationality (as stated in your passport);
• Your country of residence and permit validity;
• Your reason(s) for visiting Australia; and
• Your desired entry and departure dates for your Australian holiday.

For Frequently Asked Questions about Tourist Visas, click here