Visitor Visas

Visitor Visas

This visa has four streams:

Tourist stream

Tourist stream: for people travelling to Australia for a holiday, recreation or to visit family and friends and for other purposes not related to business or medical treatment.

  • If you are in Australia, your application must be made in Australia. If you apply for this visa in Australia, you must be in Australia to be granted the visa.
  • If you are outside Australia, your application must be made outside Australia. If you apply for this visa outside Australia, you must be outside Australia to be granted the visa.

Business Visitor stream

Business Visitor stream: for business people travelling to Australia for a short business visit. This includes making a general business or employment enquiry, negotiations or participating in a conference.

  • You must be outside Australia when you apply, your application must be made outside Australia, and you must be outside Australia to be granted the visa.

Business Visitor stream

Sponsored Family stream: for people travelling to Australia to visit their family. You must have a sponsor who might be asked to provide a bond.

  • You must be outside Australia when you apply and you must be outside Australia to be granted the visa.

Approved Destination Status stream

Approved Destination Status stream: for people from the People’s Republic of China who are travelling in an organised tour group.

  • You must be in the People’s Republic of China at time of application and to be granted the visa