Electronic Travel Authority (Visitor) (subclass 976)

​This visa is closed to new applications.​

Features

An Electronic Travel Authority lets you visit Australia for holidays, tourism, recreation or for informal study. You can stay for up to three months on each visit.

Requirements

You might be able to get an Electronic Travel Authority if you:

  • are outside Australia
  • hold an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) eligible passport.

About this electronic travel authority

You can no longer apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (Visitor) (subclass 976). It closed to new applications on 22 March 2013. You might be able to apply for the Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601).

Electronic travel authority holders

This information is for people who have already been granted an Electronic Travel Authority (Visitor) (subclass 976). It explains your rights and obligations.

You can use the free Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) to check your visa status and entitlements.

How long your electronic travel authority lasts

Your Electronic Travel Authority (Visitor) (subclass 976) is valid for the earlier of either 12 months from the date your visa is granted or for the life of your passport.

What this electronic travel authority lets you do

You can:

  • enter Australia as many times as you want while it is valid
  • stay in Australia for up to three months on each visit.

Your obligations

You must comply with all electronic travel authority conditions and Australian laws.

You must:

  • be free from tuberculosis when you travel to and enter Australia
  • not work while in Australia. You may be able to do some volunteer work, but only if an Australian resident would not otherwise be paid to do the work (you can be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses such as meals and accommodation)
  • not study or train for more than three months
  • not have one or more criminal convictions for which you were sentenced to more than a total of 12 months (whether you went to prison or not).

Report changes in circumstances

Tell us if your circumstances change. This includes a new residential address, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth or death in your family.

You can use the following forms:

Last reviewed Wednesday 16 April 2014