Australian Tourist Visa
Anyone who wishes to travel to Australia for tourism or leisure purposes will require an Australian tourist visa.
Australian tourist visas are now issued electronically and are known as an Electronic Travel Authority or ETA.
The cost of this visa is only $24.00 USD per applicant.
An ETA is issued through our computer system operated on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs of Australia.
This authority to enter Australia as a visitor is electronically assigned to your passport.
When you check in Airport staff will confirm that you have a valid Australian tourist visa electronically as opposed to the old system of having a stamp in your passport.
An Australian tourist visa is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. You may enter Australia on this visa for as many visits as you wish during this time. However, no single visit may be longer than 90 days.
Employment is prohibited when entering using Australian tourist visas.
In order to apply for an ETA tourist visa you must hold a valid passport from one of the following countries:
- Hong Kong (SAR)
- The Netherlands
- Republic of San Marino
- South Korea
- United Kingdom - British Citizen
- United Kingdom - British National**
- United States of America
- Vatican City
* Holders of Taiwan passports can only be processed for an ETA if resident in and applying in Taiwan.
** Holders of UK passports which indicate their nationality to be British National (Overseas) (BNO) can be processed for an ETA if applying via a travel agent, airline, or at an office of the department. BNO passport holders cannot apply for their ETA online.
Your passport should be valid for at least six months. Applications for Australia tourist visas must be made from outside Australia.
ETA’s should usually take around 24 hours to be issued. You will receive confirmation of your visa by email or post at your request.
The cost of an Australian tourist visa is $24.00 USD.