Tourist Visa (Short Travel Visa)

If you are heading to Australia to visit family and friends or just for some fun, travelling experiences down under, then you will need a valid Tourist Visa to enter the country.

You will need to make a paper based Visitor Visa Application if:

  • you are not from an ETA eligible country
  • you are not from an EVV eligible country
  • you want to visit Australia for longer than 3 months
  • you are already a tourist in Australia and wish to extend your trip

Basic Requirements

  • must have a valid passport
  • must meet health requirements
  • must not have any criminal convictions
  • must have enough money to fund your travels and activities

It is important that you meet health and language requirements and do not have any criminal convictions. If you have a criminal conviction, or some questions about the health requirements, it is best to speak with a migration agent first so that we can help determine the best way for you to apply for a visitor visa to Australia.

If you are outside of Australia when you make your tourist visa application, then you must be outside of Australia when it is granted.

If you are already a tourist in Australia, and you are applying to extend your tourist visa, then you must be in Australia when the application is granted.

What to do next

What to do next...

Step One

30-60 Minute Phone Consultation

Book a consultation with one of our migration consultants

  • 30 minute consultation AU$99
  • 60 minute consultation AU$179


After the phone consultation, you can decide on the next step.

Step Two Options:

1. Complete the application by yourself

After speaking with a migration consultant, you can opt to make your visa application. You can always book another phone consultation with us to help clarify any questions that might arise while you are preparing your visa application.


2. Appoint migrationxyz to manage everything for you

Appointing one of our registered migration consultants to manage your visa application can help relieve some time and stress. Our consultants will ensure that everything is correctly prepared before submitting it to the Government on your behalf.

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Government Fees & Processing Times

Application Fee AU$345 onshore / AU$140 offshore
(included in Managed Visa Application Service for offshore applicants only)
Partner Application Fee Separate fee
Dependents Application Fee Separate fee
Processing Times 4 to 6 weeks

*All Government fees and processing times are obtained from government sources and are not included in our service fee.

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Please Note:

We are not part of the Australian government. We are a private company and we do not have the authority to grant you a Visa of any kind. We can only assist and advise people who want to travel to or migrate to Australia. The final decision on all visa applications rests with the appropriate government authority in Australia.