Online Application Terms and Conditions

- Information for Australian citizens
- Relationship Status in Australia
- Using this website
- Disclosure to other agencies
- Information for 457 sponsors and applicants
- Important information about your privacy

Information for Australian citizens

Australian citizens cannot be granted a visa for Australia. When travelling to and entering Australia, all Australians, including those who hold dual nationality, must be able to prove that they are an Australian citizen. An Australian passport is conclusive evidence of a person's identity and citizenship, and provides the holder with unfettered right of entry to Australia. If you have any questions concerning entry to Australia, please contact your nearest Australian overseas mission.
See: Australian Embassies

Relationship Status in Australia

Same-sex partners legally married overseas are not recognised as being in a valid marriage by the Marriage Act 1961. Visa applications by same-sex partners, whether married overseas or not, are therefore assessed using the definition of de facto partner.

Using this website

By using this website you accept the following conditions:

  1. The Commonwealth of Australia accepts no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of any of the information contained on or accessed through this site and makes no representations about its suitability for any particular purpose. Users should make their own judgements about those matters. To the extent permitted by law, the Commonwealth excludes all liability for loss or damage arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information contained on or accessed through this website whether or not caused by any negligence on the part of the Commonwealth or its agents.

  2. Information or materials which are offensive, pornographic, unsuitable for minors' access or otherwise of a criminal or violent nature may be accessible through this site either as a result of hacking or material placed on linked websites. The Department makes no representations as to the suitability of the information accessible for viewing by minors or any other person.

  3. You assume all risks associated with use of the website, including:

    • the risk of your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus which might be transmitted or activated via the website or your access to it; and

    • the risk that the content of this website and linked websites do not comply with the laws of any country outside Australia.

  4. Your use of this website will be logged for the purpose of security and usage monitoring.

  5. Unauthorised use of this website could result in criminal prosecution.

  6. This website is hosted on a web server in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). These terms are governed by the law in force in the ACT and any dispute about these terms or the contents of this website are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the ACT and the courts of appeal from them.

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Disclosure to other agencies

The information you provide may be disclosed to:

  • agencies who are authorised to receive information relating to:
    • adoption;
    • border control;
    • business skills;
    • child protection;
    • citizenship;
    • education;
    • fair trading;
    • health assessment;
    • health insurance;
    • health services;
    • industrial relations;
    • law enforcement;
    • payment of pensions and benefits;
    • public safety;
    • review of decisions;
    • regulation of migration agents;
    • superannuation;
    • taxation;
    • training; and
    • workplace safety.
  • Australian Government health agencies, health and settlement service providers and examining doctor(s);
  • any agency of the Commonwealth of Australia, or of a State or Territory, that is responsible for, or otherwise concerned with, the regulation of education providers;
  • the relevant registered education provider(s) who may be told whether or not your visa has been granted;
  • educational institutions (including their partner educational institutions) for use in student selection processes, monitoring of partner educational institutions or monitoring of student recruitment agents by educational institutions.
  • Australian law enforcement, health agencies and international agencies, including overseas recipients in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and New Zealand, for the purposes of identity checking. [Note: If you are applying for a refugee or humanitarian visa, the department will only disclose this information to another country if it is reasonably satisfied that this information will not be disclosed to your country of claimed persecution].

The information you provide, including the results of any tests for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), will be used to assess your health for the purpose of determining your eligibility for the grant of an Australian visa. A positive HIV or other test results will not necessarily lead to the visa for which you have applied being refused, but it may mean that your result(s) will be disclosed to other relevant Commonwealth and State/Territory Health agencies.

Information form 1442i Privacy Notice (PDF) gives details of agencies to which your personal information might may also be disclosed, and the purposes for which that personal information will be disclosed.


Information for 457 sponsors and applicants

Sponsors and applicants for subclass 457 Temporary Business (Long Stay) visas should be aware of the following additional terms and conditions:

  • To ensure the integrity of the subclass 457 Temporary Business (Long Stay) visa, the department has a thorough monitoring process to assist in ensuring compliance with all programme requirements and all relevant Australian laws.
  • The Department will disclose your information to other Commonwealth, State and Territory government departments and agencies in relation to sponsorships, nominations and for 457 visa monitoring and compliance purposes. These departments and agencies include the Office of Workplace Services, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Taxation Office and Commonwealth, State and Territory departments and agencies responsible for health, workplace safety, public safety, industrial relations, law enforcement, fair trading and trade practices legislation.


Important information about your privacy

Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. Important information about the collection, use and disclosure (to other agencies and third parties, including overseas entities) of your personal information, including sensitive information, is contained in form 1442i Privacy Notice. Form 1442i is available from the department's website or offices of the department. You should ensure that you read and understand form 1442i before completing this form.