COVID-19 and the border
Find up to date information on Australia’s COVID-19 immigration and border arrangements on the Department of Home Affairs' website.
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)
From 6 April 2022, all ETA-eligible passport holders can now apply for an ETA using the Australian ETA app. For more information, see our Step by step guide.
If you are unable to use the app, you can apply online through ImmiAccount for another visa that suits your needs.
European passport holders may be eligible for an eVisitor (subclass 651).
At this time, ETA lodgement is only available through the Australian ETA app. To apply you must lodge the application via the ETA app which you can download for free from the Apple Store (Apple) or Google Play store (Android).
You can apply for an ETA through the app if:
Whether you are visiting Australia for a short period of time or planning to migrate, you must have a valid Australian visa.
Information on visas to Australia can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.
Explore visa options on the department's website to help you find the visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances.
VISA APPLICATIONS, FEES AND PROCESSING TIMES
Most visa applications can be lodged online by creating an ImmiAccount. This is our preferred method of visa lodgement to helps us process your application faster.
If you are lodging an application in the US, please refer to the following information before submitting your application:
- Visa fees
- Processing times
- Visa requirements (health, character, biometrics)
- Translation of documents not in English
Please note, you should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a valid visa to travel to Australia. The Department of Home Affairs will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by travellers whose visa application was finalised later than expected, or where an application is not successful.
Beware of Visa Scams
To avoid being scammed, you can check the Register of Migration Agents on the OMARA website, to receive the protections of an OMARA registered Migration Agent.
There are Australian registered migration agents working all around the world. These agents are subject to the same Code of Conduct, professional development and regulations as registered migration agents based in Australia. More information about Australia's efforts to ensure the integrity of the migration advice profession is available at: www.mara.gov.au.
Further information on visa scams is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.