All information in this topic is to be taken as
a guide only and may be outdated. The Department
of Immigration of Australia, constantly modify
and update the rules for most types of Visas.
For actual and correct information, please
consult the official
website of the Department of Immigration.
Tourist Visa to Australia - is indicated for those going to visit
Australia for holidays, tourism, or study, as
soon the course doesn't last more than 12 week
(for more than that a Student Visa is required.
It is important to know that a Tourist Visa does
NOT allow the holder to work in Australia
at any circumstance.
Tourist Visas can be of short or long
duration, usually 3 months with option to apply
for it to be renewed for up to 6 months. Note:
It is possible to extend this Visa even further,
but a very convincing explanation will be
required by the Immigration officers, to explain
why you need to stay so long, as well as a proof
of financial situation to do so. Note that once
in Australia, it is very difficult to change the
Visa category e.g.: from Tourist Visa to Student
Visa, and except countries with level
classification 1, all other may have to leave
the country to apply from outside.
To get a Tourist Visa you
will have to fill up a form, pay the fee, and
present all documentation requested by the
Embassy, Consulate or Commission in the country
you are. If applying from outside your country
all documents must be in English or the language
of that country (not yours). People from
countries Level1 can apply online over the
out not to wet the passports!