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Visiting Australia as a Tourist

With its beautiful beaches, perfect weather, unique wildlife and highly liveable cities, it’s no wonder that Australia is one of the world’s top tourist destinations.

Coming to Australia as a tourist is a relatively simple process, although a lot depends on which country you are coming from. The important thing to know is you must always receive a visa before you leave for Australia and it’s better to apply sooner rather than later in case there are delays.


Types of Tourist and Visitor Visa

There are several types of visa for visiting Australia. The right visa for you will depend on your country of citizenship, your age and how long you intend to stay.

Subclass 601 & 651 Electronic Travel Authority & eVisitor Visas 

These are free visas that are usually granted within minutes and allow citizens of certain countries to come to Australia for three months at a time over the course of a year. Click here  to learn more about ETA and eVisitor visas.


Subclass 600 Visitor Visa 

This is the standard visa for visiting Australia if you aren’t eligible for an ETA or eVisitor visa, or if you want a visa that is valid for a different amount of time to the standard validity of an electronic visa. Click here  to learn more about visitor visas.


Subclass 417 & 461 Working Holiday Visas 

These visas are for backpackers, i.e. young people from countries that Australia has reciprocal agreements with who want to travel around Australia working in different roles to support themselves. Click here  to learn more about working holiday visas.


Red Earth Migration can help

Worried about your chances of being approved for a visitor visa? Not sure if you qualify for a working holiday visa? Get in touch on 08 6161 9239 and schedule a consult with one of our migration experts today.