Visa to Australia

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Visa to Australia

Travellers to Australia need a valid passport or similar certificate of identification. Everyone, except travellers with Australian or New Zealand passports, requires a visa or an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) to enter Australia.


There are strict laws prohibiting or restricting the entry of drugs, steroids, weapons, firearms, protected wildlife and associated products. If you are unsure about anything declare it to Customs upon arrival.


Australia is free from many pests and diseases found elsewhere in the world because of its strict quarantine regulations. It’s vital that you declare any food, plant or animal items upon arrival, including fresh and packaged food, fruit, eggs, meat, vegetables, seeds, animals, wood and plants. You can dispose of these items at bins found in international airports.


Vaccinations are not required unless you have come from, or visited a yellow fever infected country or zone within six days before arrival. No other health certificate is required to enter Australia. For further information see Department of Health and Aged Care and World Health Organization.


Find information on obtaining a visa to visit Australia.

Visa Finder

Helps you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. It includes the most common Australian visas, but does not include every visa.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection


Apply online – Visitor visa options

Provides links to three visas that you can apply for online to visit Australia for tourism or business visitor activities: Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (subclass 601), eVisitor (subclass 651) and e600 Visitor visa (subclass 600).

Department of Immigration and Border Protection


ETA – Electronic Travel Authority

ETA (subclass 601) is for applicants outside Australia who want to visit Australia for short term tourism or business purposes.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection



Create an ImmiAccount to check the progress of an online visa application. You can create, submit, pay for and manage your online visas application in one place.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection


The character requirement

Offers information to all non-citizens visa applicants seeking to enter or stay in Australia that must first be assessed against the Character Requirement.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection


Travel documents for entry to Australia

Everyone travelling to Australia must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection


Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

Visa holders who do not have a label in their passport can confirm their current visa details online. Organisations can use VEVO to check the visa status of visa holders applying for work, study, licenses and access to government services.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection