If you are outside Australia, you must hold a passport from an eligible country to apply online for a Visitor visa (subclass 600).
In Australia, all passport holders can apply online for a Visitor visa extension.
recommend that clients hold a passport valid for at least six months. A visitor visa can usually be granted only to a client with a valid passport.
Start an application
To start an online application you will need to
login to your ImmiAccount. If you do not have an
ImmiAccount you will be prompted to create one.
You must add as much information as possible before you submit your application. Applications with missing information might take longer to finalise.
When completing your online application you must not copy and paste bullet points, numbering, accents etc from formatted documents into the free text fields. Only use numbers 0 – 9 and letters A – Z (upper and lower case), dashes '-' and underscores '_'.
Who is this for
|Visitor visa (subclass 600)||For
eligible passport or travel document holders outside Australia who want to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes. You can submit an online application at any time. You can also use a registered travel agent, airline service or specialist provider to lodge an online application on your behalf.
|Visitor visa extension||For people
in Australia who want to apply online to extend their stay for tourism purposes. You will be required to meet all of the following:
- hold a substantive visa
- not have condition 8503 'No further stay' imposed on your current visa or have been granted an 8503 waiver
- meet all the eligibility criteria for this visa.
Note: For applications in Australia you do not need to be an eligible passport holder in order to apply online. In Australia, all passport holders can apply online for a Visitor visa extension.
Extend your stay in Australia|
To complete an application you might be required to
attach supporting documentation. You will need to check the relevant document checklist on the visa subclass page.
Eligible passport or travel document holders (for applicants outside Australia)
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Cayman Islands
- Central African Republic
- China, People’s Republic of
- Congo, Democratic Republic of the
- Congo, Republic of the
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong British National (Overseas)
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
- Korea, Republic of
- Korea, Democratic People's Republic
Macau Special Administrative Region
- Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of
- Marshall Islands
- Micronesia, Federated States
- New Zealand
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Pitcairn Islands
- Russian Federation
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Slovak Republic
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Sudan, Republic of
- Sri Lanka
- Syrian Arab Republic
- Timor Leste
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom (British Citizens, British protected person, British overseas citizen, British subject, or a national of the British Crown Dependencies)
- United Nations Organisation/United Nations Agency
- United States of America
- Vatican City
- Virgin Islands
*Must not purport to be an official or diplomatic passport.
Note: If you are not eligible to make an online application you should submit a paper application for the Visitor visa (subclass 600 - Tourist Stream), which can be lodged at your nearest Australian Immigration office.
If you hold a passport from the People’s Republic of China and are applying from within China you can apply online for the Visitor Visa (subclass 600) Frequent Traveller stream visa. See
Lodging a visa application in China.
Track and manage your application
You will need to
login to your ImmiAccount. If you do not have an account you will need to create one to
access online visa services. You can use your account to:
- continue a saved application
- attach documents
- update passport details
- change email and address details
- check progress of your application.
Transaction Reference Number
A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is a unique number assigned to each online application. You will need this to:
- track and manage your application
- identify your application when you communicate with us
- check your visa entitlements.
Australian visa label requirements
If you are granted an online Visitor visa (subclass 600) you do not need a visa label in your passport. Instead, you will be sent notification of the grant of your visa to your nominated postal or email address. Please keep this notification as it describes the conditions that apply to your visa.
Before you start your application you should read all the information about the
Visitor visa (subclass 600).
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