In most instances, the answer is yes – you can leave and re-enter Australia while on a tourist visa.
Temporary visa holders returning to Australia
It is generally possible to leave and re-enter Australia on a tourist visa. A tourist visa is a type of temporary visa that allows a person to visit Australia for the purpose of tourism or to see family and friends. It is not a permanent visa and does not allow an individual to work or study in Australia.
Obviously you will need to check your own visa grant letter to ensure that this is the case for you.
It is also important to note that an individual who holds a tourist visa may be required to meet certain requirements in order to leave and re-enter Australia. For example, they may need to provide evidence of sufficient funds to support their stay in Australia and a return or onward ticket. They may also need to meet certain health and character requirements.
You need to carefully check your visa grant letter to see the dates and conditions relevant to you. Alternatively, you can check all your visa information in VEVO.
The important information you must look out for includes:
- The date you must not arrive after
- Your Stay period
- Entries allowed
- Visa conditions
The ‘entries allowed’ will tell you if you are allowed multiple entries or a single entry to Australia.
If you are allowed ‘multiple entries’ this means that you can leave and re-enter Australia on a tourist visa.