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Tourist Visa

The Tourist visa allows people to visit Australia for tourism or recreation purposes, or to visit friends and family. It also allows visitors to study in Australia for up to three months. This visa can be granted for single or multiple stays, for periods of up to 3, 6 or 12 months, depending upon the circumstances of the visitor.

Note

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 and conditions than the Tourist visa, as well as lower application fees. Please contact us if you would like further information regarding these visas.

Requirements

You must:

  • genuinely intend to visit Australia as a tourist, for recreation, to visit family and friends or for other short-term non-work purposes;
  • have access to sufficient funds to cover your costs while you are in Australia;
  • if in Australia at the time of application, you must be in Australia when the visa is granted. If outside Australia at the time of application,you must be outside Australia when the visa is granted;
  • meet the relevant health and character requirements, and provide evidence of health and/or travel insurance if necessary.

If you are under 18 and travelling alone, or with only one parent (or legal guardian), you must also provide written consent from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian.

Note

If you are applying from Australia as the holder of another Australian visa, you will generally be granted a Tourist visa if you meet the above requirements, have complied with conditions of your existing visa and are not subject to a `no further stay` condition.

Once this visa has been granted it will generally cancel or cease any other visa that you hold, and will come into effect as soon as it has been granted. You will need to keep this in mind if you hold or are applying for any other type of visa.

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.