Visa Information

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country. New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home.

Travellers mostly choose the Subclass 651 visa, a free visa for multiple visits to Australia for tourism or business purposes for up to three months at a time within a 12-month period. This visa is available to passport holders from a number of European countries and it cannot be extended. The application process is very easy and can be done online. A grant notification will be sent via email within a few days after completing the application process. Visit this page for further information and to apply online.

You can also apply for a range of visas, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate.

For entry into Australia, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required. If you are transiting another country on your way to or from Australia, make sure you check the entry requirements for that country. Many countries will only permit entry if you have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport.