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Do I need a visa for Australia?

A foreign national travelling to Australia must have a visa. Every non-Australian citizen wishing to enter Australia must have a visa. Australia does not issue visas on arrival.

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Visa Types

There are several visas available for people to visit Australia as a tourist.

  • Visitor visa
  • Transit visa (subclass 771)
  • Medical treatment (subclass 602) visa
  • Working holiday visa (subclass 417)
  • Work and holiday visa (subclass 462)
  • Student visa (subclass 500)
  • Partner, Fianc√© and Family Members visa
  • Special program (subclass 416) visa
  • Permanent residency visa
  • Resident Return Visa (RRV) (subclasses 155 and 157)
  • Special Category Visa (subclass 444)
  • Special categories for residents of Norfolk Island
  • Provisional Resident Return visa (subclass 159)
  • Confirmatory (Residence) visa (subclass 808)
  • Ex-citizen visa

Please note: The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Please contact your nearest embassy or Department of Immigration & Citizenship, Australia website for accurate, up-to-date information.