There are 3 types of visitor visas for Australia – all of which allow you to travel to Australia as a tourist or to undertake various business activities which do not involve employment/remuneration.
If you are outside Australia, you must hold a passport from an eligible country to apply online for a Visitor visa (subclass 600).
In Australia, all passport holders can apply online for a Visitor visa extension.
Visitor visa (subclass 600)
This visa lets you visit Australia:
- To visit or for business visitor purposes
- For up to three, six or 12 months.
You might be able to get this visa if you are travelling to Australia:
- As a visitor
- For business visitor activities
- To visit family
- On a tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China.
If you are in Australia, you can apply for the Tourist stream of the Visitor visa online provided you currently have a valid visa that does not have condition 8503 imposed.