Sponsor a Friend to Australia (and Writing an Invitation Letter)

As an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you can sponsor family members to visit Australia.

Unfortunately there is no visitor visa to sponsor a friend to come to Australia.

Invitation letter for Australian Tourist Visa for a Friend

However, if your friend applies for a Visitor Visa (Subclass 600) – Tourist Stream, you can provide a letter of invitation or letter of support that will be considered as part of the application by the case officer.

This letter could include your offer of financial support during their holiday in Australia.

It is up to the case officer to determine how much weight to give to your letter.

In your supporting letter, consider including the following:

About the Person you are inviting About You
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Contact Details
  • Relationship to you
  • Purpose of the trip
  • Duration of the trip
  • Your involvement in the trip (eg with the person be staying with you, are you paying for their flights / meals etc)
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Contact details
  • Occupation
  • Residency status
  • Copy of your passport / visa