A visitor visa is used by foreign nationals who want to visit Australia for short periods of time for recreation, business or any of the reasons below:
Anyone who meets the requirements can apply for Australian visitor visa subclass 600.
If you would like to travel to Australia and your passport is not issued by a country eligible for the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) you may be required to obtain a visa to travel to Australia. You may also be required to obtain a visa if you plan to visit Australia for longer than 3 months.
The countries that are eligible for the ETA are:
Meet health requirement
You will be asked questions regarding your health condition in the application form. Some applicants may need to go through medical test in order to complete the visa application process.
You must meet character requirement.
Pay your debts to the Australian government
If you owe the Australian government money, you must have paid it back, or have arranged to pay it back.
Have enough money
You must show evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself while you are in Australia. You need to show evidence of cash in bank. In some cases, asset documents may also play an important role, for example your house, land, etc.
Be a genuine visitor
You must only intend to:
Best interests of the child
We might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
Application can be submitted both online and paper-based.
If you are applying online, you will need to first create your immiaccount. After login, you will find options to select your visa category to apply.
Provide all information asked in the form
Write your purpose of travel and planned activities in Australia and dates of your travel.
Apply Paper-based application
To apply for the Australia Visit Visa, applicants must:
The filing fees for this visa is $145 Australian dollars. Please be aware that the cost of the visas change from time to time, so the cost of your visa might change depending on the date you file your application.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
Australian Visitor visa might be granted for 3, 6 or 12 months. But there are some cases where applicant can get up to 3 years visa validity with multiple entry permit.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia