It is important to understand the Australian tourist visa requirements before you apply. The most common Australian Tourist Visa conditions are:
- Condition 8503 – No Further Stay
- Condition 8501 – Maintain adequate health insurance
- Visa Condition 8201. (1) While in Australia the holder must not engage, for more than 3 months, in any studies or training.
- Condition 8101 – No Work
Condition 8503 – No Further Stay Condition
The Migration Regulation 1994 state:
The holder will not, after entering Australia, be entitled to be granted a substantive visa, other than a protection visa, while the holder remains in Australia.
Essentially this means that if you have this condition on your visitor visa, you will not be able to apply for another visa while you are in Australia (unless you need to apply for protection). If you would like to apply for another Australian visa, you will need to leave the country first and apply while offshore.
Condition 8503 is mandatory for the following Visitor visa (subclass 600) streams:
- Visitor visa (subclass 600) (Sponsored Family stream)
- Visitor visa (subclass 600) (Approved Destination stream)
- Visitor visa (subclass 600) (Tourist stream) if sponsorship has been imposed on it
Visa Condition 8501
“the holder must maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance while the holder is in Australia”.
The Department might ask for evidence of your health insurance before they grant your subclass 600 visa.
You can read all about visa condition 8501 here and what you need to do to make sure you have adequate coverage.
Visa Condition 8201. (1)
“While in Australia the holder must not engage, for more than 3 months, in any studies or training.”
This condition is quite straight forward. You can not do any study or training that goes for longer than 3 months while you are on your subclass 600 visa.
Visa Condition 8101 – No Work
You cannot work while you are on the subclass 600 visa. This visa is for tourist purposes only.
If a person does have their visa cancelled as a result of breaching a visa condition, they will be required to leave Australia and may experience significant difficulties with their future applications to visit Australia.