Business Visitor Stream (Visitor Visa)
The purpose of the Visitor visa is to allow people to travel to Australia for tourism or business purposes, or to visit family, on a temporary basis. The Business Visitor Stream is for people travelling to Australia for short-term business purposes, such as a conference, negotiation or meeting.
- genuinely intend to visit Australia for an eligible business activity e.g. attending a conference or seminar, participating in a negotiation or exploring a business opportunity;
- have personal attributes and a business background that are relevant to your proposed business activities in Australia;
- have access to sufficient funds to cover your costs while you are in Australia;
- meet the relevant health and character requirements (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.