Australian Embassy




This visa is for persons who wish to visit Australia for:
• a holiday or recreation
• visit family and/or friends
• other short-term non-work purposes including study for less than three (3) months

Please note: Depending on the passport/nationality you hold you may be eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or an eVisitor visa.  


IMPORTANT: All documents for online applications must be uploaded into your online ImmiAccount in PDF format.  Please note that in most cases we make a decision on your application on the basis of the information and documents we have before us without further contact with you.  It is in your interest to provide as much information as possible with your application, including mandatory and optional supporting documents. 



Global Visa and Citizenship Processing Times

Processing times apply from the date your complete application is lodged.

Please note that applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and that actual processing times may vary due to individual circumstances including:

  • whether the applicant has lodged a complete application including all necessary supporting documents
  • how promptly the applicant responds to any requests for additional information
  • how long it takes to perform required checks
  • how long it takes to receive additional information from external parties, particularly in relation to health, character, national security, and Assurance of Support requirements
  • the number of places available in the migration programme (for permanent migration visas)
  • surges in demand and peak periods

To ensure your application falls within the published processing times, we strongly encourage you to submit complete applications. The information provided below will assist in making sure you have included all required documents during the application process.


See:  Processing times


You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

If your application is still within the published standard processing time, we will reply to enquiries ONLY if there is a genuine emergency.  If you send a request and do not receive a manual email reply within 2 working days, this means that your request has been considered but that it was determined that the circumstances do not amount to a genuine emergency.



Before you start your online application, please make sure that you prepare the necessary supporting documents, including a clear copy of the biodata and signature pages of your valid passport.

Documents required:

Children under 18: 

  • Full birth certificate showing the names of both parents
  • Clear copy of the child's passport, including the signature page if the child is 16 and above
  • Consent form 1229 completed and signed by both parents even if both parents are travelling with the child
  • Clear copies of the passports of the parents, including the signature page of the passport
  • If the child is travelling without any parents, and will not be staying with relatives in Australia, the person hosting the child in Australia must provide a completed and signed form 1257 and a copy of their passport

 Applicants from 18 to 40: 

  • Clear copy of the biodata and signature page of the passport
  • Clear copy of the last payslip
  • Detailed bank statement for the last three months. The bank statement must show the name of the account holder
  • Summary/report of investments/deposits/savings in the bank. The bank statement must show the name of the account holder
  • Copy of the Discharge Certificate from the IDF

Applicants from 41 to 74:

  • Clear copy of the biodata and signature pages of the passport

Applicants 75 or above: 

  • Clear copy of the biodata and signature pages of the passport
  • Evidence of health insurance for the proposed period of stay in Australia
  • When you lodge your application you will receive a request to undergo a health examination by the Embassy doctor.  Please follow the instructions and make an appointment with the Embassy doctor

We do not require certified copies or translations as indicated in the checklist. However, we reserve the right to request translations or original documents for examination during the processing of the application.

When you start your online application you will be required to create an account (ImmiAccount). It is very important to record/remember your username and password when you create your ImmiAccount.  

Through your ImmiAccount you will be able to:

  • apply for a visa online
  • pay the Visa Application Charge/Fee online
  • continue a saved online visa application
  • attach documents to an online visa application
  • verify that you have successfully loaded/attached the supporting documents
  • check the progress of your online visa application

Please note that you must load/attach the supporting documents to your online application yourself. We are unable to assist you to load the documents.  See Attach Documents.

If you  have issues with your ImmiAccount you may send an ImmiAccount Technical Support Enquiry.


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While all travelers to Australia must apply for and obtain a visa prior to travel to Australia, Australia’s modern electronic visa system does not require you to have a visa label placed in your passport to confirm your immigration status and entitlements in Australia. If you are granted a visa, you will receive a visa grant notification letter/email from our office. We recommend that you keep a copy of the visa grant notification letter/email. When you check-in for a flight to Australia, airline staff will use your passport to electronically confirm that you have an authority/visa to travel to Australia prior to boarding the aircraft. See: About Your Visa