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Holiday Visa Australia

Would you like to holiday in Australia? Best place in the world (even if we are a little biased!).

If you are looking for information on working holidays, you will find that here.

The type of visa that you will need for your holiday will depend on your country of passport.

Holiday Visa Australia

eVisitor Visa (subclass 651)

This visa allows you to holiday in Australia as many times as you wish within a 12 month period. The maximum period of stay for each visit is 3 months.

This visa is free and is typically processed within 2 days (pre-COVID).

To be eligible to apply for this eVisitor visa, you must hold a passport from one of the following countries.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom – British Citizen
  • Vatican City

Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)

This visa is $20 and is usually processed in under a day. It allows you to come to Australia on a holiday as many times as you like within a 12 month period, for a maximum stay of 3 months each visit.

To be eligible to apply for this Electronic Travel Authority, you need to hold a passport from one of the following countries:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong (SAR of China)
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan (excluding official or diplomatic passports)
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom—British Citizen
  • United Kingdom—British National (Overseas)
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City

Visitor Visa (subclass 600)

The purpose of this holiday visa is for either:

  • Tourism
  • To visit family
  • Business visitor

The most common streams for the subclass 600 are:

  • Tourist stream (maximum of 12 months)
  • Business stream (maximum of 3 months)
  • Sponsored family stream (maximum of 12 months)

Offshore applications for these streams cost $145.

Australian Holiday Visa Requirements

To be successfully granted an Australian holiday visa you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Health
  • Character
  • Financial (have enough money to support yourself during your stay and to pay for plane tickets)
  • Be a genuine visitor (which means that you’ll leave Australia at the end of your visa)
  • Have health insurance

If you are applying for the family sponsored stream, you may also need to provide a bond.

How to Apply for an Australian Holiday Visa

All of Australia’s holiday visas can be applied for online.

To apply for an Australian holiday visa online, you will first need to create an ‘Immi Account’. You can do that here: https://online.immi.gov.au

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