I'm interested in visiting Australia
Are you interested in visiting Australia for tourism, visiting friends or family, or make a short business trip? There are multiple visas that may be suitable for you.
The main requirements for the visas in this category are:
You are visiting Australia temporarily
Your intended activities fit within the definition of tourism or ‘business visitor’ activity
‘Business visitor activity’, includes:
making a general business or employment enquiry
investigating, negotiating, entering into, or reviewing a business contract
an activity carried out as part of a government visit
participating in a conference, trade fair or seminar, so long as you are not being paid for your participation
You cannot otherwise work on a Visitor visa.
The type of visa you can get depends on your intended activity, length of intended stay and your passport country. The available visas are:
Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)
This visa allows you to travel to Australia:
As a tourist or for business visitor activities
To see family
If you are from China, you may even apply for a visa that allows you to travel to Australia on multiple occasions over a span of 10 years.
Electronic Travel Authority Visa (Subclass 601)
This is similar to the Visitor visa however you are only eligible if you hold a particular passport. You can stay for a maximum of three months each time.
eVisitor Visa (Subclass 651)
This is similar to the Visitor visa however this is a free visa for particular passport countries. It allows you to travel to Australia for a maximum of three months over a 12 month period.
Other visas which allows you to enter Australia temporarily include:
Medical Treatment Visa (Subclass 602)
Investor Retirement Visa (Subclass 405)