Australian Visa Applications
There are several different Australian visa applications available for people wanting to visit Australia. The Australian visa application process will vary depending on the duration and purpose of your trip.
Anyone travelling to Australia needs a visa to enter (except New Zealanders). Three visas most frequently applied for: ETA tourist/business visa, long stay tourist visa and finally the working holiday visa. With each visa the application process varies.
The Australian Government introduced an electronic visa application system for short stay tourist and short stay business visas in 1999. You no longer have to spend hours queuing inside an Australian Consulate or Embassy to apply your visa label in your passport. You are now able to apply for your visa online.
Your ETA visa takes around 24 hours to process, once granted your visa confirmation will be emailed to you.
The cost of a short stay tourist visa application is $24.00 USD.
Anyone planning on travelling to Australia for more than 90 days for the purpose of tourism will need to apply for a long stay tourist visa. Your application usually takes around 3 - 4 weeks depending on the time of year.
The cost of a long stay tourist visa application is $221.00 USD for 6 months, or $250.00 USD for 12 months.
An Australian working holiday visa application permits young people aged between 18 - 31 to work and travel around Australia for a year. You can apply for your Australian working holiday visa application online by following the link below. A working holiday visa application is usually processed in 48 hours, though this can take longer during busy periods.
Australian working holiday visa packages start from just $463.00 USD.