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Visitor/Tourist Visa

Subclass 600

Features of the Visitor visa (subclass 600)

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.

Your letter must include the following information about the person being invited:Complete name.
Date of birth.
The person’s address and telephone number.
Your relationship to the person being invited (friend, sister, brother, parent, niece, uncle, etc).
The purpose of the trip (vacation, business visitor, seminar, event).
How long the person you are inviting intends to stay in Australia (number of days, weeks).
Details on accommodation and living expenses (if they will be staying with you or at a hotel, etc).
The date the person you are inviting intends to leave Australia.


Your letter must also include the following information about the person writing the letter:Complete name.
Date of birth.
Address and telephone number in Australia.
Occupation (job or profession) in Australia.
Your status in Australia (Permanent resident, Citizen, 457 Visa holder, Student).
A scan of documents supporting your visa/citizenship status in Australia, living arrangements and financial capability.

Remember that this is just a sample and should be considered as general information only. Please contact us for a detailed analysis and review of your case.


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.

What this visa lets you do

This visa lets you come to Australia for a holiday or to visit family and friends.

We will tell you how many times you can enter Australia on this visa:

  • You might be allowed to enter only once. If so, you will need to apply for a new visa if you want to return to Australia again after you leave.

  • You might be able to travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid, but the total time you spend in Australia cannot be more than the period of stay that you have been granted.

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