Australia visa

Information about the Australia visa

Are you travelling to Australia? Make sure to keep the visa requirement in mind. Possessing a valid visa is a mandatory requirement for tourists and business travellers. Passengers who do not have a valid visa or do not meet the visa requirements will not be allowed to check in for flights to Australia. To avoid problems, it is recommended that you submit an application well before departure.

Travellers with British or Irish nationality can in most cases make use of the easy online application procedure for the eVisitor visa for Australia.

Do I need an Australia visa?

Virtually all travellers to Australia are required to possess a visa before departure. The only people exempt from the visa requirements are Australian and New Zealand citizens, and travellers making a transfer. For transfers without a visa, it is not permitted to leave the airport in Australia during the layover period. The visa requirements apply to travellers of all ages and nationalities.

Which visa do I apply for?

Most travellers with British and Irish nationality qualify for the online application procedure. The visa that can be acquired in this manner (the eVisitor) can be used for an unlimited number of tourist or business trips to Australia within a period of one year. Each stay can last up to 3 months. The application costs £24,95 per person and it proceeds entirely online via this website. The visa is issued digitally and sent by e-mail. All travellers that meet the requirements and observe the validity term can make use of this variant of the Australia visa. Travellers that do not meet the requirements can choose from a number of other variants. For example, there are visas that permit you to work for an Australian employer or stay in the country for a longer period.

Easily submit an application online

Travellers that meet the requirements can acquire the Australia visa in four simple steps:

  • Fill in the application form
  • Pay the cost with: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal
  • Wait for approval; usually within 24 to 72 hours
  • Receive the visa by e-mail, print it and take it with you on your trip

Group travel to Australia

Each traveller needs their own visa. If you are travelling with multiple people, the visas can be conveniently applied for at the same time through a group application. Submitting a group application is done the same way as an individual application. You can indicate in the form that multiple people are travelling along, who all require their own visas. The form will then automatically extend with extra input fields, allowing for the details of all travellers to be filled in. Read more about this on the page explaining the application procedure.

Travelling with children

Children must each possess their own passport and visa, even if they are minors. Are both parents or legal guardians not travelling along? Then written permission in English from both parents or guardians must be carried during the trip. This rule is meant to prevent child abduction.

Both the tourist visa and the business visa for Australia can be applied for online. They are issues electronically and therefore do not need to be picked up at the embassy.

The right visa for your travel purpose

To make use of the visa that can be applied for via this website, a number of requirements have to be met. Are you travelling to Australia for a holiday? Continue reading on the page about the tourist visa. Are you going to Australia on a business trip, or do you want to work for a local employer? Read the information about working and doing business in Australia. If you make use of the online application procedure, you will not need to make an appointment at the embassy; the visa will be issued digitally via e-mail.

Wherever this website mentions the ‘Australia visa’, unless specified otherwise, it refers to the eVisitor Australia. Travellers that do not qualify for it cannot submit their application via this website.