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Short-term visas

Find information about visas for visiting Australia, including those you can apply for online and working holiday visas.

Visitor visa options

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Information on how to apply for visitor visas, bridging visas and transit visas. For people travelling to Australia as a tourist, for business visitor activities, and to see family.

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Electronic Travel Authority

An electronically stored authority for travel to Australia for short-term visits for tourism or business visitor purposes. Available to passport holders from a number of countries, regions and locations. Most ETAs are issued online between the Department of Immigration and travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers around the world.

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eVisitor (subclass 651)

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An eVisitor (subclass 651) is a free visa for eligible passport holders ​outside Australia who want to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes.

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Expired visas

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If your Australian visa expires while you are still in Australia, you will become an unlawful non-citizen. You should approach the Community Status Resolution Service (CSRS) immediately to resolve your immigration status.

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ImmiAccount

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Create an ImmiAccount to access the Department's online services. You can apply for a visa or citizenship online, check the progress of an application, and more. Both individuals and organisations may create an ImmiAccount.

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Visitor visa (subclass 600)

Provides a visa for people travelling to Australia as a tourist, to see family or for business for up to three, six or 12 months.

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Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)

Provides information for young people between 18 and 30 who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. To apply for this visa, you must hold a valid passport from an eligible country.

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Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)

Provides information for young people between 18 and 30 who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year. To apply for this visa, you must hold a valid passport from an eligible country.

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