Embassy of Australia
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Visas for travel to Australia

Visas and Migration

Please visit the Department's website for comprehensive information about the full range of visa products, including eligibility, forms, fees and how to apply.

To find the visa best suited to your personal circumstances please use our Visa Finder tool.

  • Visitor Visa

    For clients planning to visit Australia for holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes.You must not work whilst in Australia. Limited volunteer work may be acceptable.You must not engage in any studies or training for more than three months.

  • Business Visitor Visa

    Clients planning to visit Australia for business purposes, for example, to attend a conference or training session, to conduct business with an Australia-based organisation, to conduct business negotiations or for an exploratory business visit. Business activities do not include acting, musical performances or commercial film making.

  • Temporary Work Visa

    Clients planning to work in Australia on a temporary basis.

  • Partner Migration - Prospective Marriage and Partner Visa

    Clients who are married, in a de facto relationship, or intend to marry an Australia citizen or permanent resident partner. If you are married, or intending to marry, it must be a marriage which is recognised by Australian Law.

  • Child Migration

    Children migrating to Australia with their Australian permanent resident parent(s). This category also includes Adoption and Orphan Relative.

  • Other Family Migration

    This category includes, Aged Dependant Relative, Remaining Relative and Carer.

  • Resident Return Visa

    Clients who hold a permanent visa and who need a return visa to travel back to Australia.