Unless you are an Australian citizen, you will need a valid Australian visa to enter the country. New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders, regardless of age, must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of Australian visa types, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, via the ETA app or on the Department of Home Affairs website.
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Australian Visa and Entry Requirements FAQs
Learn about visa requirements for entry to Australia for tourism purposes with this list of frequently asked questions.
Please note this page is intended to provide general information only and does not constitute legal advice. Tourism Australia is not the Australian government visa granting authority. For information on visas to enter Australia, visitors should seek the most up-to-date information from Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.*
Ready to plan your trip? We're ready to welcome you! Here are some helpful tips for getting your visa sorted:
- Be sure to secure the appropriate visa before travelling to Australia. Use the Visa Finder to explore your options.
- Ensure all details are correct and provide all required documents when you apply. An incomplete or incorrect application can delay your visa.
- Submitting multiple applications at the same time can slow the process. For visitor visas, submit one application per person, including children.
- Questions? The Australian Government's Global Service Centre can help.
Australian Visa Information
Working Holiday Visas
*Australian visa regulations (including visa application charges) change from time to time. The information provided here is valid at the time of publication, but visitors should check this information is still current by visiting the Australian Department of Home Affairs.