Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia.
Visitors from New ZealandNew Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival. For more information, see the fact sheet:
Visitors from Other CountriesThere are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the person's purpose for visiting Australia.
Please refer to the following Business Information Sheet for guidance on the visa options that may be most suitable to you:
Please refer to the following General Information for Visa Applicants Sheet for information about the visa requirements, before lodging your visa applications.
Standard Visa Processing Times
It is advisable that you should apply for your visa well in advance of your intended date of travel to Australia. Information about visa processing times is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's website: