Business Visitor Stream (Visitor Visa)

For people travelling to Australia for short-term business purposes, such as a conference, negotiation or meeting.


As the visa applicant, you must:
  • genuinely intend to visit Australia for one of the following eligible business activities:
    • making general business or employment enquiries
    • investigating, negotiating, signing or reviewing a business contract
    • activities carried out as part of an official government-to-government visit
    • participating in conferences, trade fairs or seminars, and not being paid by the organisers for your participation
  • have personal attributes and a business background that are relevant to your business activities in Australia
  • have access to sufficient funds to cover your costs whilst you are in Australia
  • meet the relevant health and character criteria (this could include a requirement to obtain health insurance for the period of your stay in Australia.


You will be unable to work in Australia during your visit, unless your work is highly specialised, does not adversely affect the employment or training opportunities of Australians, and is not ongoing.

This visa may be subject to a 'no further stay' condition, meaning that you may not be able to apply for another visa while you are in Australia.

Visitors from certain countries may be eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or an eVisitor visa, instead of a Tourist visa. The ETA and eVisitor generally have fewer requirements than the Business (Short Stay) visa, as well as lower application fees. Please contact us if you would like further information regarding these visas.

Helping you, helping others

Migration Plus adds value to the community in which it works. At least 5% of our profit goes towards our contributions to what we call Step Up and Reach Out which assists selected young people from Australia and around the world who choose to improve their position in life through education and learning. Read more

Registration and regulatory information

Migration Plus is a long established, Australian based privately owned independent immigration consultancy with a team of highly skilled OMARA Registered Migration Agents who represent our clients from around the world.  Migration Plus provides fee-based services in addition to the official Government application fees and disbursements to advise, assist and represent our clients through the complex visa application process.

All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the Australian Government, subject to lodging a valid application using the forms or electronic lodgement systems available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Migration Plus is not affiliated with the Australian Government.  We act independently in assisting and representing our clients interests, we advocate for our clients. The Australian Government registers Migration Agents – all our Agents are registered under that system.  We are also licensed to provide Continuing Professional Development to Migration Agents and we belong to the Migration Institute of Australia.  We take great pride and offer exceptional professionalism in helping you achieve your immigration goal.