Tourist Visa Australia

VISITOR VISA (SUBCLASS 600)

Australian Tourist visa (subclass 600)

This visa lets you visit Australia:

  • to visit as tourister
  • to visit as sponsored by a family member in Australia
  • or for business visitor purposes
  • for up to three, six, or 12 months.

How much it is a cost for a tourist visa in Australia

Visit as Tourister  (apply in Australia): AUD365, (apply outside Australia) AUD145.

Family-sponsored visitors: AUD145

Business visitors: AUD145

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 as well.

How to Apply for Tourist Visa Australia

A tourist visa Australia applicant can apply for and be assessed against only one stream within the 600 visa –

Persons are therefore required to apply for the stream of the 600 Visitor visa that is appropriate to the purpose of their visit to Australia.

  • Tourist stream
  • Sponsored Family stream
  • Business Visitor stream
  • Approved Destination Status stream. 

How to Apply for Tourist  Visa e600 Australia

Persons outside Australia may apply for a Tourist stream visa via the internet

If they are in a class of persons(namely, holder of passports issued by special countries)

You can also obtain an e600 through a Preferred Aussie Specialist agency approved by the department for e600 access.

Tourist Stream – Visitor Visa Australia

The Tourist stream subclass 600  is for persons intending to visit Australia for the purpose of tourism or other recreational activities such as: 

  • holidays or sightseeing
  • social or recreational reasons
  • visiting relatives or friends
  • studying for less than three months
  • other short-term, non-work purposes. 

Sponsored Family – Visitor Visa Australia

The Sponsored Family stream subclass 600 is for persons intending to visit Australia for the purpose of tourism or visiting family such as:

  • holidays or sightseeing
  • social or recreational reasons
  • visiting relatives or friends
  • studying for less than three months or more
  • other short-term, non-work purposes.
  • All applicants must be sponsored

Business Visitor – Visitor Visa Australia

The Business Visitor stream subclass 600 allows business people to make a short business visit to Australia to engage in business visitor activities.

The term business visitor activity is

  • making general business or employment inquiries
  • investigating, negotiating, entering into, or reviewing a business contract
  • activities relating to the social government to government visits and
  • participation in a conference, trade fair, or seminar unless there is payment for participation.

Visitor visas to Australia – Requirements

Genuine temporary stay

The applicant would return to their home country(country of usual residence) at the end of the proposed visit,

Evidence should be provided such as:

  • ongoing employment
  • the presence of close family members in their home country
  • the property, or other significant assets, owned in their home country and
  • whether the applicant is from a risky country

Funds support 

  • Evidence of funds may include:
  • bank statements and/or passbooks
  • letters from banks and/or other financial institutions concerning other applicant’s access to the funds of another person
  • air tickets that have already been purchased
  • available credit card funds. 

Tourist Visa Australian Apply

Tourist stream – Purpose of visit

Tourist stream – Sponsorship by an eligible relative

If an applicant is intending to visit Australia to visit an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident who is

a parent, spouse, de facto partner, child, brother, or sister of  who is: 

  • at least 18 years of age and
  • a relative of the applicant or their partner
  • a relative of another applicant who is a member of the family

Tourist stream – If intending to study

Generally, an intention to undertake study or training for a period of up to 3 months in Australia can be the main purpose of visit for a Tourist stream visa applied for outside Australia 

Tourist stream – If intending to buy property in Australia

Generally, only Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or certain special category visa holders can purchase existing property, house, land, townhouse or units.

As visitor applicants wishing to purchase property in Australia will need to seek prior approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) before signing any contracts for the proposed purchase.

Tourist stream – If intending voluntary work in Australia. 

Generally, an intention to undertake voluntary work or training for a period of up to 3 months in Australia.

If in Australia applying for a Tourist visa

applicants in Australia must hold a visa or Bridging visa to apply

In Australia and study

Tourist stream applicants in Australia who hold a Student visa can be granted a Tourist stream visa to extend their stay in Australia

Student visa holders in Australia from extending their stay as a Tourist stream visitor in order to attend a graduation ceremony, re-sit an exam that they failed, or do extra work for a subject in which they are unable to re-enroll.

Sponsored Family tourist visa Australia

The sponsor must be: 

a settled Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident who is at least 18;

Residence at least the 2 years as well; ( temporary and permanent visa both considered)

AND

a relative of the applicant or their partner.

Sponsored Visitor Visa Australia – Security bond

A bond may be required.

A bond is not a mandatory requirement and a visa can be granted without a bond request being made.

A request for a security bond provides added encouragement for the sponsor to ensure that they know enough about the visa applicant to ensure their compliance with visa conditions.

If requested, the security bond is set between AUD 5 000 to AUD 15000 per applicant.

  • the Visitor visa (subclass 600)

    visit family or a business visitor for up to three, six, or 12 months.

  • Visitor Visa Requirements

    As a visitor for business visitor activities and visit family or on a tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China.

  • What the tourist visa lets you do

    3 months of study and training activities; You might be able to travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while your visa is valid.

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