Visitor visa (subclass 600)

Visitor visa allows tourists, business visitors or to visit family for 3, 6 or 12 months.

 

Tourist stream (apply in Australia)

This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to see family and friends or for purposes other than business or medical treatment.

 

You must: 

  • intend to stay in Australia to visit only
  • have enough money for your stay in Australia

Stay

Up to 12 months 

 

 

Tourist stream (apply outside Australia)

This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to go on a cruise or to see family and friends.

 

You must

  • intend to come to Australia to visit only
  • have enough money for your stay in Australia
  • not work in Australia

Stay

Up to 12 months 

 

 

Sponsored family stream

This visa stream lets people who are sponsored, usually by a family member, come to Australia to visit their family members.

  • You must be sponsored by an eligible family member who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • We might ask your sponsor to pay a security bond
  • With this visa you can study or train for up to 3 months

Stay

Up to 12 months 

 

 

Business visitor stream

This visa stream lets you visit Australia for business reasons.

 

With this visa you can:

  • make a short visit for business visitor reasons, but you can't work or sell goods or services
  • negotiate contracts 
  • take part in a conference or trade fair. You can't be paid by the organisers to take part

You must: 

  • be a genuine visitor travelling to Australia for business visitor activities
  • be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide your application

Stay

Up to 3 months 

 

 

Source from Department of Home Affairs
Last update 7 April 2020