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COVID-19 has greatly impacted our ability to travel internationally and domestically for the past 18 months, with significant travel restrictions in place to protect public health. The Australian Government closed Australia’s international borders in March 2020 and many states and territories closed internal borders, restricting movement within the country.

With Australia’s boarders slowly re-opening, now is the perfect time to book your holiday to Australia.¬†

To enter Australia, you will need an Australian Visa. For assistance with your application, contact our Immigration team for a free initial consultation.

There are four visa options available to tourists and working holiday makers.  They are:

  • Tourist Stream
  • Evisitor
  • Electronic Travel Authority¬†(ETA)
  • Visitor Visa¬†
  • Working Holiday Visa¬†subclass 417 and 462

If you are a New Zealand citizen, you can enter Australia without a visa, and apply for your visa upon entering the country.

You can make an online application by creating an Immiaccount on the Department of Home Affairs website. If you are located outside of Australia and you require further information or assistance, you can contact your local Australian embassy.

The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for the administration of visas. Take the complexity out of the process. Our team is comprised of both Immigration lawyers and registered migration agents. This means we can assist you to apply for the right Visa or appeal an unfavourable decision of the Department of Home Affairs. 

Australia is home to some of the most dangerous animals and landscapes in the world. If you are travelling to Australia, where potentially everything can kill you, it is recommended that you also arrange your own travel and health insurance. This is especially important in light of the current global pandemic.

Evisitor subclass 651

This visa is similar to the Electronic Travel Authority, however, it is a mutual short stay travel arrangement between Australia and countries that form the European Union. Examples of countries include the United Kingdom, France, Germany, etc.

Electronic Travel Authority  subclass 601

This visa is for travellers who want to enter the country to visit friends and family or for a holiday.

Eligibility:

  • You must be outside of Australia when you apply and when you receive your visa grant
  • Be a genuine visitor
  • Have a valid passport

What can I do?

  • Visit Australia as many times as you like in a 12 month period
  • Stay in Australia for up to three months at a time within that 12 month period

Processing time:

  • Processing times are currently unavailable. Visa applications have been impacted by COVID-19 and travel restrictions.¬†

Cost:

  • Free, however, there is a service charge of AUD $20.00

Visitor Visa subclass 600

The subclass 600 Visa is a temporary visa that allows visa holders to visit friends and family, visit as a tourist or for other purposes (not business or medical treatment). There are six sub-categories:

Eligibility:

You must be in Australia when you apply and your application is determined

Be a genuine visitor

Have enough funds to support your stay and leave

What can I do?

Stay in Australia for up to 12 months

Visit friends and family 

Cruise or holiday

Study or train for up to 3 months. If you need to stay longer, you may need to apply for a Student Visa

Processing time:

It can take 8 to 20 months to process an application for this visa. 

Cost:

From AUD $370.00

Eligibility:

You must be outside of Australia at the time you lodge your application and it is processed

Be a genuine visitor

Have enough funds to support your stay and leave

What can I do?

Stay in Australia for up to 12 months

Visit friends and family 

Cruise or holiday

Processing time:

Processing times are currently unavailable because they have been impacted by COVID. 

Cost:

From AUD $415.00

Eligibility:

You must be sponsored by an eligible family member who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

A sponsor may be required to pay a security bond.

You must be outside of Australia when you apply and your application is processed.

Be a genuine visitor

Have enough funds to support your stay and leave

What can I do?

Visit family members

Stay for up to 12 months

Processing time:

It can take 7 to 12 months to process your application. 

Cost:

AUD $145. 

Your sponsor may also be asked to pay a security bond. This is an additional fee.

Eligibility:

You must be outside of Australia when you lodge your application and at the time your application is processed

Be a genuine visitor

Have enough funds to support your stay and leave.

What can I do?

Stay in Australia for up to three months

Visit Australia for business reasons, however, you cannot work or sell goods or services

Processing time:

Processing times are currently unavailable. Applications have been impacted by COVID-19 and current travel restrictions.

Cost:

AUD $145.00

Eligibility:

Be a genuine visitor

Have enough funds to support your stay and leave

Be a citizen from an approved area of the People's Republic of China visiting Australia on an organised tour group 

You must remain with your tour group

What can I do?

Stay in Australia for a long as specified in your grant letter. 

Processing time:

Processing times are currently unavailable. Visa applications have been impacted by COVID-19 and current travel restrictions. 

Cost:

AUD $145.00

Eligibility:

Be a genuine visitor

Have enough funds to support your stay and leave

You must hold a valid passport from the People's Republic of China

You must provide biometrics in the People's Republic of China prior to lodging your visa application

What can I do?

Stay in Australia for up to 10 years (3 months at a time)

Travel to Australia for business or personal reasons

Processing time:

Processing times are currently unavailable. Visa applications have been impacted by COVID-19 and current travel restrictions.

Cost:

AUD $1085.00

Working Holiday Visa subclass 462 

This visa allows visa holders to work in Australia to fund their holiday. It is available for people aged between 18 and 30 who want to work and holiday in Australia There are three sub-categories:

Eligibility:

Aged between and 30 (inclusive)

Have a valid passport from an eligible country

Must not be accompanied by dependent children

What can I do?

Have an extended holiday in Australia and work to fund your trip

Stay in Australia for up to 12 months

Apply for a Second Work and Holiday Visa if you meet eligibility criteria

Processing time:

It can take between 82 days and five months to process your application. Visa applications have been impacted by COVID-19 and current travel restrictions.

Cost:

AUD $495.00

Eligibility:

Aged between 18 and 30 years of age (inclusive)

Have a valid passport from an eligible country

Must not be accompanied by dependent children

You must have completed three months of specified subclass 462 work

If you are currently in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa has expired no more less than 28 days ago

What can I do?

Stay in Australia for up to 12 months

Have a second working holiday in Australia

You can participate in any kind of (legal) work in Australia

You can apply for a third Work and Holiday Visa if you meet the eligibility criteria

Processing time:

It can take between 82 days and five months to process your application. Visa applications have been impacted by COVID-19 and current travel restrictions.

Cost:

AUD $495.00

Eligibility:

Aged between 18 and 30 years of age (inclusive)

Must not be accompanied by dependent children

Have a valid passport from an eligible country

You must have completed six months of specified subclass 462 work

If you are currently in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago.

What can I do?

Have a third working holiday in Australia

Stay in Australia for up to 12 months

Participate in any kind of (legal) work in Australia

Processing time:

The processing times for this visa are currently unavailable. Visa applications have been impacted by COVID-19 and travel restrictions. 

Cost:

AUD $495.00

Working Holiday Visa subclass 417

This visa is similar to the subclass 462 visa. This visa allows visa holders to work in Australia to fund their holiday. It is available for people aged between 18 and 30 (up to 35 for Canadian, French and Irish citizens) who want to work and holiday in Australia There are three sub-categories:

Eligibility:

Aged between 18 and 30 years of age (or 35 if you are a Canadian, French or Irish citizen) inclusive

You must have a valid passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction

Not accompanied by dependent children

What can I do?

You can have an extended holiday in Australia and work while you are here

You can stay for up to 12 months

You can apply for a Second Working Holiday Visa if you meet the eligibility criteria 

Processing time:

It can take between three and six months to process your application. Visa applications have been impacted by COVID-19 and travel restrictions.

Cost:

AUD $495.00

Eligibility:

Aged between 18 and 30 years of age (or 35 if you are a Canadian, French or Irish citizen) inclusive

You must have a valid passport from an eligible country or jurisdiction

Not accompanied by dependent children

Have completed 3 months of specified subclass 417 work

If you are in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago

What can I do?

Have a second working holiday in Australia

You can do any type of (legal) work in Australia

You can stay in Australia for up to 12 months

You can apply for a Third Working Holiday Visa if you meet eligibility criteria

Processing time:

It can take between three and six months to process your application. Visa applications have been impacted by COVID-19 and travel restrictions.

Cost:

AUD $495.00

Eligibility:

Aged between 18 and 30 years of age (or 35 if you are a Canadian, French or Irish citizen) inclusive

Not accompanied by dependent children

You must have a valid passport for an eligible country or jurisdiction

You must have completed six months of specified subclass 417 work

If you are in Australia, you must hold a substantive visa or your last substantive visa expired less than 28 days ago

What can I do?

Have a third working holiday in Australia

You can do any type of (legal) work in Australia

You can stay in Australia for up to 12 months

Processing time:

Processing times are currently unavailable. Visa applications have been impacted by COVID-19 and travel restrictions.

Cost:

AUD $495.00

Disclaimer

The above is general legal information and should not be considered legal advice. You should speak with one of our migration lawyers for legal advice tailored to your specific legal matter. The courts and tribunals deal with matters on a case by case basis. It should also be noted that there may be delays due to COVID-19.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

A holiday (tourist) visa is valid for 12 months. However, you can only stay in Australia for three months at a time.

It is estimated that you will need access to at least AUD $1000.00 per month. If required, you prove your ability to support your stay by producing a bank statement, etc.

While Australia is part of the Commonwealth, you are still required to have a visa to travel to Australia. Under normal circumstances, you will need either the eVisitor Visa or Electronic Travel Authority to enter the country. For further information or assistance, contact our Immigration team for an initial consultation.

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