Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of visas, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Consulate. You can also apply for certain types of visas online.
Tourist or Visitor visas
Visas are available from Australian embassies, high commissions, consulates and online.
To find the most suitable visa, check eligibility, or find out about visa extensions, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
If you are visiting Australia for a holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, options include the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), Visitor Visa and eVisitor. These visa options can allow for stays of up to three, six or twelve months.
Visiting relatives and friends, and other short-term non-work purpose visits may also be covered.