Travel and Accommodation
visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter
Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally
be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet
health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk
Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island
visa on arrival).
Passport holders from eVisitor eligible countries are able to apply
online for a visa to travel to and enter Australia. The most common
visa for these passport holders is the eVisitor (Business stream).
EU passport holders are able to apply individually online for authorisation
to travel to and enter Australia. The most common visa for these
passport holders is the eVisitor.
eVisitor applications are free. A separate online application
form is required for each family member who
holds a passport from an EU eligible country and wishes to travel
with you to Australia, including children
under the age of 18 who are included on your passport.
eVisitor Visa Countries
For Further Information on eVisitor Visas Visit: http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/tourist/evisitor/
eVisitor Visa Apply Here: http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/evisitor.htm
* eligible passport holders also have the option of applying for
an ETA through your travel agent, airline,
specialist service provider or an Australian visa office outside
Australia. Note, travel agencies may choose
to impose a fee to arrange an ETA on your behalf.
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)
Passport holders from Electronic Authority Travel (ETA) countries
are also able to apply for a visa online
to travel to and enter Australia.
There is no visa application charge for this visa but a service
fee of $AUD20 is charged for online
applications and travel agencies may choose to impose a fee to arrange
an ETA on your behalf.
ETA Visa Countries
Hong Kong (SAR) *
United States of America
* A Hong Kong Document of Identity (HKDI) cannot be used to apply
for an ETA. Residents of Hong Kong require a citizen passport to
apply for this visa.
** Holders of Taiwanese passports can only be processed for an
ETA if residing and applying in Taiwan. Applications can be lodged
with an approved ETA travel agent in Taiwan, or Australian visa
services office in Taipei.
For Further Information on ETA Visas Visit: http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/eta.htm
To Apply for an ETA Visa Visit: http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/
A separate online application form is required for each family
member who holds a passport from an
ETA-eligible country and wishes to travel with you to Australia,
including children under the age of 18 who
are included on your passport.
Business (Short Stay) visa
All other passport holders need to submit a paper-based application
for a Business (Short Stay) visa
A visa application charge of $AUD105 will need to be paid
when applying for this visa.
Download the Form 456 Application for a Business (Short Stay) visa:
Download Form 456 Checklist:
Locate the nearest Australian visa office:
For further information on Form 456 Paper Based Visa Application
is available at: