Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
Also accredited to Macau

Visiting Australia

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If you do not hold a passport from an ETA eligible country, or an e-visitor (subclass 651) eligible country, and you wish to visit Australia for a holiday, tourism or to visit family or friends, you will need to apply for a Visitor visa (Tourist stream) Subclass 600.

If you hold an ETA eligible passport and would like to visit Australia for more than 3 months for a holiday, tourism or to visit family or friends, you will need to apply for a Visitor visa (Tourist stream) Subclass 600. Information on ETA and e-visitor eligible passports is available at:
http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Visi/Visi

Visitor visas (subclass 600)

There are a range of visa options to choose when planning a visit to Australia.  Whether you are visiting for holidays, to visit friends or family, or are a frequent traveller, there are a number of options available.

The Visitor visa (subclass 600) lets you visit Australia for tourism or business visitor activities. Tourism includes holidays, recreation and seeing family or friends. Business visitor activities may include attending a conference, negotiation or an exploratory business visit.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online through ImmiAccount.

If you are unable to lodge the application through ImmiAccount, a paper application may be made at the Australian Visa Application Centre.

Please note that it is not appropriate to undertake work on a Visitor visa. For working visa options please click here

Requirements for the subclass 600 Visitor visa (Tourism Stream)

Scanned colour images or photos of the following documents should be uploaded digitally as you complete the online visa application.

  1. Copies of the bio-data page of your passport and ID card (from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan).
  2. Your itinerary for your stay in Australia.
  3. Evidence of sufficient funds such as personal bank statements, pay slips, taxation records, credit card limit.
  4. If you are visiting relatives or friends, a letter of invitation from your relative or friend in Australia and a copy of their passport. If your relative or friend is paying for your visit, evidence that they have sufficient funds (refer to point 3 above).
  5. Other information to show that you have an incentive and authority to return to your home country, such as:
    • a letter from your employer stating your intention to return to your job and your taxation records
    • evidence of enrolment at a school, college or university in your home country
    • evidence of immediate family members in your home country
    • evidence of your visa or residence status in your home country, and your right to return
    • evidence of property or other significant assets owned in your home country.
    • if you previously travelled to other countries copies of your passport pages evidencing your travel record.

Requirements for the subclass 600 Visitor (Business Visitor Stream)

Scanned colour images or photos of the following documents should be uploaded digitally as you complete the online visa application. These include:

  1. Copies of the bio-data page of your passport and ID card (from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan).
  2. Evidence of why you need to visit Australia on business, such as:
    • a letter of invitation from the host organisation in Australia
    • conference registration details
    • a letter from your employer stating the reasons for your visit
    • your itinerary, with contact details of the business parties involved
  3. Evidence of sufficient funds such as personal bank statements, pay slips, taxation records, credit limit or a letter from your company clearly indicating all your travel expenses associated with your business visit will be covered by your company.

Additional requirements for minors

Applicants younger than 18 years of age needs to also provide the following:

  1. A copy of the birth certificate for applicants under 18 years of age.
  2. If a child under the age of 18 will be travelling without one or both parents:
    • Form 1229 “Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years” completed and signed by the non-travelling parent/s or legal guardian/s giving consent for the child to travel and certified true copies of the parents\' passports bearing signatures or a statutory declaration from the parent/s giving their permission for travel. http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/forms/Documents/1229.pdf
    • If a child is younger than 18 years of age and will stay in Australia with someone other than a parent, legal guardian or relative: a declaration signed by the person who will be responsible for the child in Australia: http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/forms/Documents/1257.pdf

Additional Health Requirements for applicants over 74 years of age and applicants staying longer than six months

If you are 75 years of age or over, you will need to attend a Panel Doctor for an assessment of whether you are fit to travel to Australia. We will refer you for medical examination after you lodge your application.

If you are applying for a long stay visitor visa (a stay of more than 6 months), you may be required to undertake a medical examination or a chest x-ray. We will advise you if this is required after you lodge your application. Please see the following link for further information about the health requirement https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa/heal/meeting-the-health-requirement/health-examinations

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Please note: You should upload all the documents onto your IMMIAccount at the time of application. A decision on your application may be made based on the information available at the time.

 

Page Last Update: 2 November 2018