What visa do I need to visit Australia?

There are five visas for visiting Australia:

The visa you need depends on what your visit is for, and how long you plan to stay.​

Visitor visa (subclass 600)

 This visa lets you travel to Australia to:

  • have a holiday or visit family and friends in Australia
  • study in Australia for up to three months
  • engage in business visitor activities while in Australia, provided you:
    • do not work for or provide services to a business or organisation in Australia
    • do not sell goods or services to the public. 

Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)

The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) lets you enter Australia as many times as you want, for up to three months at a time, for up to 12 months after the visa is granted if you are:

  • a tourist
  • travelling for business visitor purposes.

eVisitor (subclass 651)

eVisitor is for people who hold passports from certain countries and who want to visit Australia for:

  • tourism, such as holidays, recreation or seeing family or friends
  • business visitor purposes, such as attending a conference, negotiating or exploring business opportunities.

This visa lets you enter Australia as many times as you want, for up to three months at a time, for up to 12 months after the visa is granted.

Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)

The Medical Treatment visa is for people to have medical treatment or medical consultations in Australia. You cannot apply for this visa to have medical treatment for surrogate motherhood.

Special Category visa (subclass 444) - New Zealand Citizens

The Special Category visa is for New Zealand Citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport and who want to visit Australia for tourism, work, study and stay. 

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