Includes information on how to apply for visitor visas, bridging visas and transit visas and what you can bring into Australia.
Information on how to buy over the internet, import goods by post, and clearing goods.
Information on Australia's refugee and humanitarian programme and ImmiCard.
What to expect at the border and what you can bring into the country.
Information on how to apply for student visas, studying in Australia and bringing family with you.
Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship as well as information for Australian citizens.
What you need to know as an Australian permanent resident or citizen.
Information on how to apply for work visas, licensing and registration requirements.
Use the Visa Finder if you are unsure of which visa is right for you.
Contains a listing of Australian visas.
Information on ImmiAccount, Migration scams, eMedicals and fees and charges.
Information on how to bring your family or partners to Australia.
Reforms to modernise Australia’s visa processing system.
Provides an online service to check your visa details and entitlements.
Includes information on how to comply with your obligations.
Exporting prohibited and restricted goods
Importing prohibited and restricted goods
Tariff classification of goods
Employing and sponsoring workers
Migration advice professionals
Travel for business and events
Advance Passenger Processing (APP) System
Australia's entry requirements
Requirements for aircraft entering Australia
Passenger Movement Charge
Tourist Refund Scheme
Application forms, guidelines for Tariff Concession Orders
List of Tariff Concession Orders
Tariff Concessions Gazette
Contracts and tenders
Calendar of events
Committees and fora
Industry Engagement Strategy 2020
Includes information about the establishment, structure, role and intent of the ABF and the ABF Commissioner.
Contains information about working in the ABF, includes roles, attributes and eligibility requirements for Border Force officers and ABF College.
Includes contact information for general enquiries, cargo support, providing feedback and reporting suspicious behaviour.
Includes information about how and where the ABF works to protect the border across Australia's airports, seaports, maritime jurisdiction and in the community.
Includes a link to the ABF newsroom containing media releases, speeches and other publications.
Information about who we are, our history, our ministers, fact sheets and forms.
Immigration detention is an important part of strong border control and supports Australia’s migration system.
Includes the corporate plan, service standards and information about integrity, freedom of information, public information disclosure scheme and chief executive certification for government advertising campaigns.
Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) is a military-led, border security operation supported and assisted by a wide range of federal government agencies.
Contains News and media resources, links to social media, copies of speeches and presentations, and subscription services.
Contains Annual reports, budget and information, reviews and inquiries relating to research and statistics.
What you need to know about working with us including employment opportunities and information about the Department’s Enterprise agreement.
This visa lets you stay in Australia for a short time until you are able to make a substantive visa application, make arrangements to leave Australia or are granted a Bridging visa E (BVE).
Global processing times are unavailable for this visa.
A Bridging visa D (BVD) is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia for a short period until you are able to make a substantive visa application or make arrangements to leave Australia.
In some cases, when you make an invalid application for a substantive visa in Australia, you will also have applied for a BVD. We will tell you if this happens. In this case, you do not need to lodge a separate application.
This visa allows you to stay in Australia lawfully for a short time. It does not allow you to work or re-enter Australia if you leave.
If you work, your BVD might be cancelled.
You need a bridging visa to stay in Australia if your substantive visa ends before you are granted another visa or you are making arrangements to leave Australia.
There is no application charge for a BVD.
You and anyone included in your application must be in Australia when the application is lodged and the visa is decided.
You must comply with all Australian laws and your visa conditions.
Your BVD will have conditions that you must comply with, or your BVD might be cancelled.
Each family member will need to complete an application form and meet the eligibility requirements.
Lodge the application form with all necessary documents at one of the
Australian offices. You can choose the processing centre that is most convenient to you.
You must be in Australia when the application is lodged and when the visa is granted.
Provide the original certificates and keep a copy for yourself.
We will tell you when we make a decision about your visa application.
If the visa is granted, you will receive a letter or email with the visa grant number and any visa conditions. You will not have a visa label placed in your passport.
You will not have a visa label placed in your passport.
You must have adequate health insurance unless you are covered by Medicare. You should ensure that your insurance will provide at least the level of coverage required for the purpose of your stay. Your health insurer could be in either Australia or your home country.
Attachment A in the
health insurance standard template letter (138 kB RTF) is a guide to the level of health insurance we will accept as adequate.
You must tell us if your circumstances change. This includes a new residential address, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth, divorce, separation, marriage, de facto relationship or death in your family.
More information is available in the Tell us of changes tab.
You must tell us if your circumstances change. This includes a new residential address, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth or death in your family.
If you do not provide us with the details of any new passport issued to you, you could experience significant delays at the airport and may be denied permission to board your plane.
You can withdraw the application at any time before we make a decision about it. To do this, send us a letter or email to ask for the withdrawal. Your request must include your full name and date of birth. You should also include your file reference number, client ID, or a Transaction Reference Number.
Everyone included in the application who is 18 years of age or older must sign the letter of withdrawal or send a separate email.