Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

Visitor visa (subclass 600) is for foreign nationals who want to visit Australia for one of the following reasons:

  1. 1. Business purpose
  2. 2. Tourism

Except the nationals from ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) country list, all foreign nationals who wish to stay for more than 3 months must apply for visitor visa under subclass 600 

Basic Eligibility for Visitor Visa

  • Applicants should be genuine visitors for the purpose of tourism, business, family visit or even medical treatment.
  • Applicants should have enough funds to support their stay in Australia.

Categories of Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

There are many streams under Visitor Visa (subclass 600). Applicants can choose from any of these streams that best suits them. Some of the popular visitor’s visa streams under subclass are as below:

Business Visitor Stream

This visa stream allows foreign nationals to visit Australia for business purposes. By business, it may refer to attending conferences, business contract negotiations, attending activities related to official government visit and many more. No individual is allowed to work or sell goods/services in Australia under this stream. Applicant should be outside Australia while applying for business visitor visa for Australia.

  • Stay- Up to 3 Months
  • Cost- AUD$145

Tourist stream

Any foreign national who wishes to travel in Australia needs to apply via tourist visitor visa stream.  Under tourist visitor visa stream, applicant may travel, cruise or go for holiday and visit their friends and family in Australia.

Stay- Up to 12 Months

Cost- AUD$145-365

Sponsored family stream

Australian citizen or permanent resident can bring their eligible family member/s to Australia under the sponsored family stream of visitor visa stream (subclass 600). Sponsor may be required to pay security bond before issuance of visa under sponsored family visitor visa stream. Applicants can study or undergo any formal training for up to 3 months. However, study should not be the main reason of the visit.

  • Stay- Up to 12 Months
  • Cost- AUD$145

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can we study or work on a Visitor Visa (subclass 600)?

No, you cannot perform any type of paid jobs or full time study under the visitor visa. However, you may be allowed to do voluntary work without any pay till your stay in Australia. Also, you can attend short courses not exceeding duration of three months. 

How do I apply for an Australian Visitor Visa?

Applicant must submit duly filled Form 1419 with your genuine details to an Australian immigration office. You have to pay non-refundable application fee at the time of submission of your application.

You may also Contact us or visit us at Good Way Education and Visa Services for free consultation.

How much time does it take to process my application?

Duration of application processing may depend on the visa stream you are applying for.