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Australian Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

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For people who want to visit Australia for a temporary stay of up to twelve months, whether it is for a business trip, tourism or visiting friends/ family. These applications are usually processed reasonably fast in comparison to other visa types – and have less eligibility requirements.

There are a variety of Australian visitor visa streams available: each with different costs, lengths of stays and caveats. However, all are meant for temporary visitation purposes, and not for people planning on moving to Australia permanently.

Who is this Visa suitable for?

People from other nations around the globe who are planning on temporarily visit Australia for a variety of reasons, such as tourism, visiting family, business trips and more.

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What this Vistor Visa lets you do?

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Tourist Visa Stream

  • Apply within/ outside Australia (differing costs associated).
  • Can last up to 12 months.
  • Not allowed to work.
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Business Visitor Visa Stream

  • Visit Australia and conduct business activities, such as negotiation or organisation of contracts.
  • You can’t work for a business or organisation, or sell goods or services with this Australian visitor visa.
  • Lasts up to 3 months.
  • Suitable for other general tourist activities.
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Approved Destination Status Stream

  • Citizens from certain regions of China can enter with an organised tour group.
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Frequent Traveller Stream

  • Citizens from China who frequent Australia for business purposes.
  • Visa lasts up to ten years and visits can last up to 3 months at a time.

Australian Visitor Visa Requirements

  • Visitors must be available to financially support themselves during their visit to Australia.

  • Visitors are not eligible for medicare and are recommended to get health insurance cover.

  • Must be a temporary visit.

  • Meet the specific requirements (no extended work/study) during the stay.

How to Apply?

With AIVS on your side, you can trust that our Australian visitor visa immigration agents will guide you through the entire application process and be there to support you along the way.


Gather Documents

Gather and prepare the required documents.


Prepare Documents

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Lodge Application

Some Australian visitor visas can be approved on arrival to Australia, with short processing times. However, some can be completed online at a cheaper fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the documents you should have ready to display include (but are not limited to):

  • Financial statements.
  • Personal identification documents.
  • ‘Genuine Visitor Documents’: proof of enough money to stay/ leave Australia.
  • Proof of plans to return home.

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With AIVS’ Australian visitor visa immigration agents and tourist visa consultants, we can help you find a solution to your visa needs.