If your query relates to visiting, working in or migrating to Australia, you will need advice from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The website address is: www.immi.gov.au
The Department website provides answers to over a hundred of their frequently asked questions about migration and visa issues.
Useful links for visa and migration information
The Visa Finder can help you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. It includes the most common Australian visas, but does not include every visa.
Find a range of visas for people coming for 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.
Find a range of temporary and permanent skilled visas. Includes Working Holiday (417) and Temporary Work - Skilled (457) visas.
Student visas are temporary visas that allow people to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution.
Start by submitting an expression of interest for a skilled visa through SkillSelect. By using SkillSelect the Australian government could invite you to lodge a visa application or you could be nominated by an Australian or state and territory government.
Information on getting an assessment of occupational qualifications, skills or experience that you have gained overseas.
There are a number of migration options for fiancés, partners, children and parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.
Visa options for current or former Australian permanent residents, or former Australian citizens to re-enter Australia.
Provides a list of application forms to print and complete by hand and information forms and booklets about visiting or migrating to Australia. Includes Form 1419 - Application for a visitor visa.
Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) is a free online service that gives visa holders, employers and other registered organisations access to visa entitlements and status information 24 hours a day.
Visa, access to benefits and citizenship issues relating to New Zealanders in Australia.
Everyone travelling to Australia must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality.
Advice on the use of migration agents to help with your application
Everyone who wishes to enter Australia must be assessed against the character requirements.
Find the contact details for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in your country, or closest to you.
For any other queries
For any other queries relating to permanent residency, immigration, visas, working in Australia or refugee or humanitarian entry, please consult their frequently asked questions or contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection directly through their website.