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Tourist Visa

Visa Subclass


Visa Application Charge (Main Applicant)


About the Visa

The Visitor visa (subclass 600) is a temporary visa that allows individuals to visit Australia for tourism, visiting family or friends, or engaging in short-term business activities. It is designed for people who wish to travel to Australia for leisure, sightseeing, recreational activities, or attending family events.

Key features of the subclass 600 tourist visa include:

  1. Eligibility: The subclass 600 visa is available to individuals from eligible countries who meet certain health and character requirements. Applicants must demonstrate genuine temporary stay intentions and have sufficient funds to cover their expenses during their visit to Australia.

  2. Tourism and Business Streams: The subclass 600 visa has different streams to cater to the specific needs of travelers:

    • Tourist stream: For individuals intending to visit Australia for tourism, holidays, or to visit family and friends.

    • Business Visitor stream: For people traveling to Australia for short-term business purposes such as attending meetings, conferences, or negotiations.

    • Sponsored Family Stream: For those who are sponsored by an eligible family member and wish to visit their family in Australia.

    • Approved Destination Status Stream: For citizens from certain areas of China visiting Australia as part of a tour group.

    • Frequent Traveller Stream: For citizens of the People's Republic of China who travel often to Australia for business or personal reasons.

  3. Duration of Stay: The duration of stay allowed on the subclass 600 visa varies depending on individual circumstances and the stream applied for.

    • The visa can be granted for a stay of up to 12 months.

    • The stay period granted depends on the stream you apply for and your specific circumstances.

    • Multiple entry options are available, depending on the visa stream and individual circumstances.

  4. Application Process: Most applicants can apply online through the ImmiAccount portal. Provide required documentation, such as proof of financial capacity, travel itinerary, and details of any prior travel to Australia. While not mandatory, it is recommended to have health insurance for the duration of your stay. The application fee varies depending on the stream you apply for and your location at the time of application.

  5. Key Points to Remember:

    • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement: All applicants must satisfy the GTE requirement, demonstrating their intention to stay temporarily in Australia.

    • Visa Conditions: Certain conditions, such as no work rights and maintaining health insurance, may be imposed on the visa holder.

    • Extension: Visitor visas are generally not extendable. If a longer stay is needed, a new visa application may be required.

Visa Category



The Visitor visa (subclass 600) is a temporary visa that allows individuals to visit Australia for tourism or business purposes. It is suitable for people who want to travel to Australia for holidays, sightseeing, recreational activities, visiting family or friends, or attending business meetings or conferences.

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