Visitor visa 600

Visitor visa

This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to see family and friends or for purposes other than business or medical treatment.

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Stay

Up to 12 months

Cost

From AUD365

Processing times

  • 75% of applications in 7 months
  • 90% of applications in 8 months

With this visa you can

  • visit family or friends
  • be here as a tourist, for a cruise, or for purposes other than business or medical treatment

You must

  • intend to stay in Australia to visit only
  • have enough money for your stay in Australia
  • be in Australia when you apply and when we decide your application

With this visa you can

  • visit family or friends
  • be here as a tourist, for a cruise, or for any purpose except business or medical treatment

You can study or train for up to 3 months on this visa. But if your main reason for travelling to Australia is study, a student visa might be more appropriate.

You can’t work.

Cruise

You will need a visa if you enter Australia during a cruise.

If your cruise is a round trip cruise, the time you spend on the cruise counts as time spent in Australia. We do not consider you to have left Australia. A round trip cruise will not reset your stay period on your visa.

Ask your cruise operator or travel agent if we consider your cruise to be a round trip cruise.

How long you can stay

This is a temporary visa. 

You can stay for the period or dates specified on the visa grant letter. We determine the length of your visa on a case by case basis. Things we might consider when determining your stay period include:

  • how long you want to stay
  • why you want to stay in Australia

We might not grant you the length of stay you want.

We can grant this visa with multiple entry or no travel.

If we grant you a visa with multiple entry, you can leave and return to Australia on the visa while it is valid.

You may need to show there are exceptional circumstances if you want to stay in Australia:

  • as the holder of one or more visitor visas
  • and for more than 12 consecutive months

If you want to stay longer or permanently in Australia you will need to apply for a visa that allows this.

Stay longer

You can’t stay in Australia longer by extending this visa. You must apply for another visa.

Include family

You can’t include family members in your application. Each family member, including those listed on your passport, must submit a separate application.

Newborn child

Find out what to do if you give birth to a child after you apply.

Cost

The visa costs from AUD365 for each applicant.

You might also have to pay:

To work out what your visa will cost use the Visa pricing estimator. The estimator does not take into account the other costs.

Apply in Australia

Eligible applicants can apply for this visa in Australia. If you apply in Australia, you must be in Australia when we make a decision on your application.

You can apply for a new visa if your visa does not have a condition that prevents further stay, such as condition 8503. You might be able to request a waiver of the no further stay condition in some circumstances.

Processing times

We process:

  • 75% of applications in 7 months
  • 90% of applications in 8 months

Your application may take longer to process if:

  • you don’t fill it in correctly
  • you don’t include all the documents we need
  • we need more information from you
  • we need to verify your information

Your obligations

You must comply with all visa conditions and Australian laws.

Health insurance

You are liable for all your healthcare costs while you are in Australia. Insurance can help limit your financial liability.

To cover any unforeseen medical treatment you might need in Australia you should take out adequate health insurance.

Learn more about health insurance for overseas visitors.

Some countries have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia.

In some circumstances, we might grant your visa with Condition 8501 – Maintain adequate health insurance.

Travel

Check if you have multiple entry, or no entry, in VEVO or your visa grant letter.

If you have multiple entry, you can travel outside Australia and return while your visa is valid.

If you have no travel and you leave Australia, you have to apply for another visa to return.

Visa label

We will digitally link your visa to your passport. You will not get a label in your passport.​​

Have enough money

You must have, or have access to, enough money to support yourself while you are in Australia.

Be a genuine visitor

You must intend to:

  • stay only temporarily in Australia
  • do only the things the visa allows you to do

Best interests of the child

We might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

Meet other criteria

You can only apply online if you are in Australia and hold a substantive visa.

If you would like to stay longer in Australia as a visitor, and you do not hold a substantive visa, you must submit Form 1419 – Application for a Visitor visa – Tourist stream (688KB PDF) within 28 days of your previous substantive visa ceasing.

We will assess if:

  • the reasons you do not hold a substantive visa are beyond your control
  • there are compelling reasons to grant you a visa.

We will not grant you this visa if your current visa is, or last visa was, a Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) in the Domestic worker (Diplomatic or Consular) stream

Unless there are exceptional circumstances that allow grant of the visa, we will not grant you this visa if:

  • you hold a Visitor visa, Work and Holiday visa, Working Holiday visa or bridging visa, and
  • granting you a Tourist visa would result in you staying in Australia for more than 12 consecutive months.
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