Individuals and Travellers

Visa Finder

The Visa Finder is intended only to be used to introduce you to basic information about potential visa options. The Visa Finder does not provide a complete summary of all the visas that may be available to you and makes no recommendations regarding visas that are appropriate for you; also, it provides no guarantee or assurance that you will be granted a visa, or a particular visa.

For most visas, applicants need to satisfy eligibility criteria in addition to any information presented or used by the Visa Finder including, but not limited to, health conditions and character conditions. The Visa Finder displays possible visa options for primary applicants only and should not be relied on to provide visa options for secondary applicants, such as immediate family members of the primary applicant. The addition of secondary applicants to your visa application may affect your eligibility to be granted a visa. The Visa Finder is not a substitute for exercising your own judgment, making your own enquiries and/or obtaining independent advice regarding your eligibility for any visa. The Commonwealth of Australia does not guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of any material in the Visa Finder. Refer to the full disclaimer.

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Carer visa (subclass 116)

Features

​This visa is for someone who needs to move to Australia to:

  • care for a relative in Australia with a long-term or permanent medical condition, or
  • assist a relative providing care to a member of their family unit with a long-term or permanent medical conditions.

Requirements

You might be eligible for this visa if

  • you have a relative in Australia who needs assistance due to a long-term or permanent medical condition
  • your relative has arranged an assessment with Bupa Medical Visa Services
  • there is no one else in Australia who can provide the care or assistance
  • you are willing and able to assist your relative
  • you are sponsored by your relative or their partner.​
Read more > about Carer visa (subclass 116)

Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)

Features

​​​​​​​​This visa lets a skilled worker travel to Australia to work in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor for up to four years. ​​

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if:

  • you have been sponsored by an approved business
  • you have the required skills to fill a position nominated by an approved business.
Read more > about Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

Features

This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

Requirements

You might be eligible to apply for this visa if invited. When we sent your letter of invitation, you must also have:

Read more > about Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) and Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100)

Features

This visa allows the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to travel to and live in Australia.

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you are married to or in a de facto relationship with an:

  • Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • eligible New Zealand citizen.

You must be outside Australia when you apply.

Read more > about Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) and Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100)

Visitor visa (subclass 600)

Features

This visa lets you visit Australia:

  • to visit or for business visitor purposes
  • for up to three, six or 12 months.

The base application charge for this visa ranges from AUD135 to AUD340.

If you hold a certain passport, you might be able to apply for a free or cheaper visa.

The eVisitor (subclass 651) visa is free. You must be a passport holder of a certain country.

The Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) visa has an AUD20 service charge. You must be a passport holder of a certain country.​

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you are travelling to Australia:

  • as a visitor
  • for business visitor activities
  • to visit family
  • on a tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China.

If you are in Australia you can apply for the Tourist stream of the Visitor visa online provided you currently have a valid visa that does not have condition 8503 imposed.

If you are outside Australia only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online.

If you cannot apply online, you can lodge a paper application. 

Read more > about Visitor visa (subclass 600)

Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

Features

​This visa allows you to:

  • continue to own and manage a business in Australia (the Business Innovation stream)
  • continue business and investment activity in Australia (the Investor stream, the Significant Investor stream and the Premium Investor stream).​
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Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you are nominated by a state or territory or the Australian government; and

  • hold a provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188) and have met the requirements of that visa in the stream in which you first applied

or

  • hold a Special Category visa (subclass 444) or a Business (Long stay) visa (subclass 457IE) and have met the requirements of the business innovation stream.
Read more > about Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

Resident Return visa (subclasses 155 and 157)

Features

​​​​​This visa is for:

  • current or former Australian permanent residents
  • former Australian citizens.

It allows you to travel overseas and return to Australia as a permanent resident.  You need this visa if the travel period on your current permanent visa has expired or is about to expire.

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if:

  • you are a current or former Australian permanent resident, or a former Australian citizen.
Read more > about Resident Return visa (subclasses 155 and 157)

Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300)

Features

This visa allows people to come to Australia to marry their prospective spouse.

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you intend to marry:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen.
Read more > about Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300)

Training and Research visa (subclass 402)

Features

​​​​This visa allows you to:

  • take part in structured workplace-based training to enhance your skills in your current occupation, area of tertiary study, or field of expertise (Occupational Trainee stream)
  • participate in a professional development training program in Australia after being invited to do so Professional Development stream
  • observe or participate in an Australian research project after being invited to do so (Research stream).

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you are one of the following:

  • an occupational trainee (Occupational Trainee stream)
  • a professional, manager or government official (Professional Development stream)
  • a professional academic (Research stream)

You must meet the requirements of the stream in which you apply.​

Read more > about Training and Research visa (subclass 402)

Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa (subclass 401)

Features

​This visa allows you to come to Australia on a temporary basis to:

  • work in a skilled position under a staff exchange arrangement (the Exchange stream)
  • participate in high-level sports competitions (the Sport stream)
  • do full-time religious work (the Religious Worker stream)
  • do full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives (the Domestic Worker (Executive) stream).

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • are sponsored by an approved sponsor
  • are nominated to undertake an approved activity
  • have the skills and experience relevant to the nominated activity.
Read more > about Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa (subclass 401)

Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)

Features

This visa allows people to travel to Australia:

  • for medical treatment or consultations
  • to support someone needing medical treatment who holds or has applied for this visa
  • to donate an organ.​

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa to:

  • have medical treatment in Australia
  • donate an organ
  • support the person needing medical treatment. This person must hold or is applying for this visa.

You can also apply for this visa if you are in Australia, have turned 50 years of age, and have been refused a permanent visa only on the grounds of health.

Read more > about Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)

Partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801)

Requirements

To get this visa, you must be married to or in a de facto relationship with an:

  • Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • eligible New Zealand citizen.

You must be in Australia when you apply.​

Read more > about Partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801)

Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

Features

​​This visa allows you to establish a new or develop an existing business in Australia. It has two streams:

  • Significant Business History stream: for high-calibre business owners or part-owners who want to do business in Australia
  • Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream: for people who have sourced venture capital funding from a member of the Australian Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL).​

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you are nominated by a state or territory government agency and are invited to apply by the minister.

You must also either:

  • have net business and personal assets of at least AUD1.5 million and an annual business turnover of at least AUD3 million if you intend to apply for the visa in the Significant Business History stream, or
  • have obtained at least AUD1 million in venture capital funding to start the commercialisation and development of a high-value business idea in Australia if you intend to apply for the visa in the Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream.
Read more > about Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)

Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400)

Features

This visa is for people who want to travel to Australia to:

  • do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work
  • participate in non-ongoing cultural or social activities at the invitation of an Australian organisation, or
  • in limited circumstances, participate in an activity or work relating to Australia’s interests. ​

Generally the stay period allowed is up to three months but up to six months may be considered in limited circumstances if supported by a strong business case.

Requirements

You might be eligible for this visa if you are outside Australia and you:

  • have specialised skills, knowledge or experience that can assist Australian business
  • have been invited to participate in an event by an organisation in Australia, or
  • are required in Australia for exceptional circumstances of national importance, such as to assist following a natural disaster.

Read more > about Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400)

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

Features

​​​​This visa is for people who want to own and manage a new or existing business in Australia, or to invest in  Australia.​​

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you are nominated by a state or territory government or Australian agency and are invited to apply by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.

Read more > about Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

Superyacht Crew visa (subclass 488)

Features

This visa allows crew members to:

  • work on board a Superyacht in Australia
  • stay in Australia for up to 12 months.

Requirements

To get this visa, you must

  • be employed as a Superyacht crew member
  • be sponsored by an approved Superyacht Crew sponsor or supply details of a potential sponsor who has applied for approval.
Read more > about Superyacht Crew visa (subclass 488)

Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

Features

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution.

It lets you stay in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies.​​

Requirements

You might be eligible to apply for this visa if you:

  • are younger than 50 years of age
  • are in Australia
  • hold an eligible visa
  • meet the Australian study requirement
  • meet the English language requirement
  • have recently graduated with either an eligible qualification or with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the skilled occupation list (SOL).
Read more > about Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

Student visa (subclass 500)

Features

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study full-time in a recognised education institution.​

Requirements

​You must have:

  • applied for and been accepted to study in a registered full-time course at an educational institution in Australia
  • organised appropriate welfare arrangements for the duration of your intended stay in Australia if you are under 18 years of age.
Read more > about Student visa (subclass 500)

Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 114)

Features

​This visa is for some older people to migrate to Australia if they rely on an eligible relative in Australia to provide financial support.​

Requirements

You might be eligible for this visa if you:

  • lodge your application outside Australia
  • meet the age requirements
  • rely on a relative in Australia, and you are sponsored by them or their partner.
Read more > about Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 114)

Contributory parent visa (subclass 143)

Features

​This visa lets parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia.​​​

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • are sponsored or
  • hold a temporary Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173)
  • meet the balance-of-family test
  • are prepared to pay higher visa application charges for faster processing.
Read more > about Contributory parent visa (subclass 143)