From 23 March 2013, a new Visitor (Subclass 600) visa has been introduced to replace the previous Tourist (Subclass 676) visa.
If you are outside Australia, to apply online for the Visitor (Subclass 600) visa, you must hold a passport from the following countries or regions:
- Czech Republic
- Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
- Hong Kong (SAR PRC)
- Federated States of Micronesia
- The Netherlands
- Papua New Guinea
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- San Marino
- Slovak Republic
- South Korea
- Republic of Sudan
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom - British Citizen
- United States of America
- Vatican City
*must not purport to be an official or diplomatic passport
If you are in Australia, you must:
- currently hold a substantive visa
- not have condition 8503 ‘No Further Stay’ imposed on your current visa.
Lodging a paper application
A paper application for the Visitor (Subclass 600) visa - Tourist Stream can be lodged at your nearest Australian Immigration office.
See: Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)
Start an application
You are encouraged to complete your application with as much information as possible at the time of lodgement. Applications with missing information may take longer to finalise.
Important: We recommend that clients hold a passport valid for at least six months. A tourist visa can usually be granted only to a client with a valid passport.
||Clients eligible to apply for a e600 visa can submit an online application at any time. You can also use a registered travel agent, airline service or specialist provider to lodge an online application on your behalf.
If you are in Australia and want to apply online to extend your stay for tourism purposes you will be required to meet all of the following:
- hold a substantive visa
- not have condition 8503 'No further stay' imposed on your current visa or have been granted an 8503 waiver
- meet all the eligibility criteria for this visa.
|Extending your Stay in Australia|
Continue an application
To complete an application you may be required to attach supporting documentation.
Download Health Forms (if required)
Attaching Documents to a Visitor (e600) Visa Application
Check the progress of your lodged application
Australian visa label requirements
If you are granted an online Visitor (Subclass 600) visa you do not need a visa label in your passport. Instead, you will be sent notification of the grant of your visa via your nominated postal or email address. Please keep this notification as it describes the conditions that apply to your visa.
Before you ask for additional help about this visa, you should read all the available web content and the visa information form.
See: Visitors FAQ
If the help within the application does not meet your needs please contact the department.
See: Visa Enquiries – Tourist Visas