Individuals and Travellers

Visitor visa (subclass 600)

You must not work in Australia on this visa. Be aware of Visitor visa work scams.


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 AUD140 to AUD1020.

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.​


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 hold a passport from the People's Republic of China and are applying from within China you might be able to apply for the Visitor Visa (subclass 600) Frequent Traveller stream visa.

Global visa processing times

Stream ​75 per cent of applications processed ​90 per cent of applications processed
Tourist* 20 days 33 days
Business Visitor 9 days 20 days

Frequent Traveller

5 days 18 days

Sponsored Family

50 days 70 days

Approved Destination Status

2 days 5 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 16 February 2018 (for month ending 31 January 2018)
For more information see Global visa and citizenship processing times

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