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On Friday 5 May 2017, the Government announced the introduction of the new temporary sponsored parent visa for parents of Australians during the 2017–18 Migration Programme year. The new visa will allow Australians to sponsor their parents to stay in Australia for up to five years at a time.
For more information see:
Introducing the temporary sponsored parent visa
Information for visitors
When you are planning to visit Australia, there are important things you should know such as what visas to apply for and requirements for the visa application, your obligations while in Australia and information about complying with the conditions of your visa.
You will also need to know what you can and cannot bring into Australia, knowing the duty-free concession limits and what to experience when travelling through Australian airports and seaports.
For further information, please refer to
Information for visitors.
Visas available for visiting Australia
You might come to Australia for reasons such as holidays, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends, to be a business visitor or for other short-term non-work things like medical treatment or medical consultations. Or you might just be passing through on your way to somewhere else. Whether you are visiting for less than 72 hours or planning on a stay of several years you must have a valid Australian visa.
There are various types of visas available for visiting Australia. The type of visa that you may be able to get depends on a number of factors such as, the length of your stay, your passport, your current location and the purpose of your visit.
For more information about the visas available for visiting Australia or extending your visit, please refer to
Longer than a visit
If you wish to visit Australia for study, work or live in Australia, there are different requirements that you will need to meet.
For further information please refer to
Longer than a visit.
Visit and work
If you wish to visit Australia to work, you will need to meet further requirements. Please see further information about
Visit and work.