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)

Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)

Features

​​​​​This visa lets you visit Australia:

  • to visit or for business visitor purposes
  • as many times as you want, for up to a year
  • and stay up to three months for each visit.​

If eligible to apply for online applications, you will need to pay a service fee of AUD20.​​

Requirements

You might be able to get an Electronic Travel Authority if you are:

  • outside Australia
  • a passport holder of a certain country.
Read more > about Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)

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)

eVisitor (subclass 651)

Features

This visa lets you visit Australia:

  • to visit or for business visitor purposes
  • for up to three months at a time within a 12-month period.​
​​​​​​This is a free visa.​

Requirements

You might be able to get an eVisitor if you are:

Read more > about eVisitor (subclass 651)

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)
  • continue entrepreneurial activity in Australia (Entrepreneur 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) 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)

Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)

Features

This visa is for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year.

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • are at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age
  • do not have a dependent child accompanying you at any time during your stay in Australia
  • have a passport from an eligible country.

You might be able to apply online by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button below, if you have a passport from an eligible country. See ‘How to Apply’ for a list of eligible countries.

If you cannot apply online you can lodge a paper application form.​

Read more > about Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)

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)

Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)

Features

​This visa is for young people who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year.

 

 

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • are at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age
  • don't have a dependent child with you at any time during your stay in Australia
  • have a passport from:
    • Argentina
    • Bangladesh
    • Chile
    • China, People's Republic of
    • Indonesia
    • Israel
    • Malaysia
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Slovak Republic
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • USA
    • Uruguay
Read more > about Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)

Training visa (subclass 407)

Features

This visa allows you to:

  • take part in workplace-based training to enhance your skills in your current occupation, area of tertiary study, field of expertise
  • participate in a professional development training programme in Australia.

This visa is not appropriate for persons whose sole intention is to work.

Requirements

You might be eligible for this visa if:

  •  you are sponsored by an organisation:
    • who is an approved temporary activities sponsor
  • an existing training and research sponsor or a professional development sponsor provides sponsorship where your application is lodge on or before 18 May 2017
  • the occupational training is provided directly by the sponsor (unless an exemption exists)
  • the occupational training meets the criteria for one of the nomination eligibility types.
Read more > about Training visa (subclass 407)

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)

Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)

Features

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

  • work in the entertainment industry
  • participate in activities at the invitation of an Australian organisation
  • participate or observe in an Australian research project
  • work in a skilled position under a staff exchange arrangement
  • participate in high-level sports competitions or sports training programs
  • participate in approved special program
  • do full-time religious work
  • be employed as a superyacht crew member
  • do full-time domestic work in the household of certain senior foreign executives
  • participate in a government endorsed event.

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you:

  • are supported by an organisation or individual in Australia to undertake a specific activity and you:
    • apply outside Australia; and
    • intend to stay in Australia for three months or less
  • are sponsored by an approved sponsor to undertake a specific activity and you:
    • apply in Australia or
    • apply outside Australia and intend to stay in Australia for more than three months
Read more > about Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)

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 Specialist) visa (subclass 400)

Features

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

  • do short-term, highly specialised, non-ongoing work
  • 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:

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

You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa and at the time your visa application is decided.​

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

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

Features

This visa allows you to:

  • own and manage a business in Australia (the Business Innovation stream)
  • conduct business and investment activity in Australia (the Investor stream, the Significant Investor stream and the Premium Investor stream).
  • undertake an entrepreneurial activity in Australia (Entrepreneur stream).

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)

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)