The tourist stream is for visitors wishing to visit Australia for tourism purposes.
This is for people coming to Australia to conduct business meetings and want to see the sites. Not to be confused with a standard business visa.
Frequent travellers who have been approved before can apply for priority consideration. You must be outside of Australia to apply for this visa and it be granted.
If you’ve got a family member who is an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, this visa is for them to sponsor you.
If you’ve got a child who is an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, this visa is for them to sponsor you.
If you’ve got a family member who is an Australian Permanent Resident, this visa is for them to sponsor you.
You might be able to get this visa if you are travelling to Australia:
You will not be able to work in Australia on this visa.
You must not study or train in Australia for more than three months.
If you have a ‘No further stay’ condition on your visa, you cannot apply for a new visa while you are in Australia, except in extremely limited circumstances. You must leave Australia no later than the date on which your visa ends.
To be granted this visa, you must:
Check your eligibility and make payments.
Complete the application and supply supporting documents.
Our agent will review your application and will let you know if there are any issues.
Our agent will submit your application with DHA. You’ll also need to pay DHA the visa fee.
|Stream||75% applications processed||90% applications processed|
|Tourist*||17 days||29 days|
|Business||9 days||15 days|
|Frequent traveller||13 days||14 days|
|Family sponsored||36 days||56 days|
|Parents||36 days||56 days|
|Permanent Resident family||36 days||56 days|
*Processing times range from 48 hours to more than 20 days depending on factors such as peak processing periods in a particular location.
Last updated 15 May 2018
When your visa is granted, the Department will tell you how long your visa lasts and how many times you can enter Australia.
If the visa is not granted, the Department will let you know:
We are backed by an experienced panel of Registered Australian Migration agents who ensure every applicant has their best foot forward. Our panel is rigorously evaluated and must have the following minimum requirements:
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