Australia Visitor Visa (Subclass 600)

Australia is the smallest continent, but it has some of the most beautiful and magnificent places to visit and explore. Yes, Australia can be one of your dream destinations. Australia has the most vibrant sites to visit and is a serene place to travel. From the Sydney Opera House to the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian War Memorial, you can visit a variety of glorious and dreamy places in Australia.

Are you planning your trip to Australia and don’t know where to begin? Here, GreenTree Immigration has provided all the details you need to know about applying for your visitor visa! Continue reading to learn more about the requirements, processes, and how we can assist you in obtaining an Australia visitor visa today!

What is an Australia visitor visa (Subclass 600) & its purpose?

The Australian visitor visa is a temporary visa that allows you to visit Australia for a specified period of time to visit family or friends, as a tourist, or for business purposes. You can re-enter Australia during the validity of the visa if you obtain a multiple-entry visa. If you have obtained a single-entry visa, you have to apply for another visa if you wish to re-enter Australia after leaving the country.

What Are The Types Of Australian Visitor Visas?

There are totally six different types of Australian visitor visas. They have been mentioned below:

Tourist visa

The tourist visa is a temporary stream visa under the visitor visa (subclass 600) which can be applied from outside/inside Australia. The tourist visa stream allows you to travel to Australia for recreation & entertainment purposes, to visit nearest and dearest, or to take a cruise holiday. This visa also must not be used for medical or business purposes. You can, however, attend any short-duration course.

Business Visa

For business purposes, you are permitted to apply for the business visitor visa stream

Sponsored Family visa

You can visit your family with this visa stream when the family members sponsor you.

The following two visitor visa streams under visitor visa (subclass 600) are applicable for Chinese citizens:

Working Holiday visa (Subclass 471)

Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462)

eVisitor visa (Subclass 651)

Electronic Travel Authority visa (Subclass 601)

Transit visa (subclass 771)

What are the basic documents required for an Australia visitor visa?

The basic documents required for applying for an Australian visitor visa are mentioned here to make it easier for you to prepare for your travel!

What is the processing time and cost for an Australia visitor visa?

The global processing time for approving an Australia visitor visa (subclass 600) is mentioned below:

Visitor visa (subclass 600) & Visa stream Visa approval (90%) Visa approval (75%) Visa approval (50%) Visa approval (25%)
Sponsored Family Stream 53 days 39 days 18 days 10 days
Tourist Stream 28 days 18 days 10 days 5 days
Business Visitor Stream 18 days 10 days 7 days 4 days
Approved Destination Status Stream Depends and varies according to the age of the applicant
Frequent Traveller Stream Depends and varies according to the age of the applicant

The global processing fee for approving an Australia visitor visa (subclass 600) is mentioned below:

Visitor visa (subclass 600) & visa stream Visitor visa processing fee Duration of stay
Sponsored Family 190 AUD (10,622 INR)+security bond Up to 12 months
Tourist Inside Australia -475 AUD (26,555 INR, Outside Australia - 190 AUD (10,622 INR) Up to 12 months
Frequent Traveller Stream 1,395 AUD Valid up to 10 years (Can stay up to 3 months during each visit)
Approved Destination Status Stream 190 AUD Can stay up to the mentioned date in the grant letter

What is the step-by-step procedure required to apply for an Australia visitor visa?

The procedure for applying for an Australian visitor visa is given below.

Make sure you select the appropriate visitor visa stream

The application form, along with all required documents, must be submitted within three months of your visit.

Make sure you have entered the correct details; if any false or wrong information is provided, your application has a chance of getting rejected

The application fee must be paid along with the submission of your application form

If you are under 18 years old, you have to submit separate forms. Check out the official website.

Proof of funds and financial statements

Proof showing your return after your stay

Can I apply for an Australian visitor visa for my parents or grandparents?

Yes, you can apply for an Australian visitor visa (subclass 600) under the sponsored family stream for your parents or grandparents. You must be able to sponsor them in order for them to travel. Bear in mind that this is a temporary visa type.

You can also consider applying for a parent visa if they are going to stay for 3–5 years.

Family members cannot be listed on your tourist visa application. Every member of the family, including the ones who are named on your passport, has to apply separately.

Does GreenTree Immigration provide assistance for Australian visitor visas?

Yes, we are GreenTree Immigration, the best consultants in India providing Australian visitor visas without any delay for your lovely visit to Australia. We provide world-class immigration services for our wonderful clients. Book your appointment today with GreenTree Immigration and make your travel smooth and on time!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the duration of my stay as a visitor with an Australian visitor visa?

Ans : You can stay for 3 months up to 12 months, depending on the reason for your stay.

Who can sponsor me on an Australian visitor visa?

Ans : Your family, relatives, or friends who are Australian citizens can sponsor an Australian-sponsored family visitor visa.

Can I work with a tourist visa in Australia?

Ans : No, you are not qualified to work with a tourist visa.

Will I have to attend any interview process for the visitor visa application?

Ans : No, you don’t need to attend any interviews. You will need to give your biometrics and certain certificates asked to the VAC.

What is the tourist application processing fee?

The application fee for processing a tourist visa is 150 AUD.

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