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ETA - Electronic Travel Authority for short-term tourist and business visits of up to 3 months
The following information is provided for travel agents, airlines and other users of global distribution systems. If you are a traveller without access to a booking system, please refer to the below websites for visa information.
Tourist Visits: Tourist visas for a stay of up 3, 6 or 12 months
Business Visits: Business visas for a stay of up to 3 months
Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601)
The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (subclass 601) lets you enter Australia as many times as you want for up to 12 months if you are:
- a tourist
- travelling for business purposes.
Instructions for users of computer reservation systems
Download: ETA operating manual – DIBP website, PDF format
27 October 2008 – Changes to the ETA Online Service www.eta.immi.gov.au
Until 26 October 2008 an ETA could be issued for ETA-eligible passports through most travel agents and airlines using a computer reservation system as well as through the website service www.eta.immi.gov.au
As of 27 October 2008 European ETA-eligible passport holders can no longer use this website. The website service will continue to be available for non-European ETA-eligible passport holders only.
There will be no changes to ETA services available through travel agencies and airlines using a computer reservation system. The ETA can be issued for all ETA-eligible passports through most reservation systems.
Further information: eVisitor – short-term tourist and business visits for 35 European passport holders - DIAC website
eVisitor Enquiries: eVisitor.firstname.lastname@example.org
If your passport is not eligible for an ETA?
If you do not hold an ETA eligible passport, you should check if you are eligible for any other electronic visa category. If you are not eligible for an ETA, eVisitor or an e676, you need to apply on paper to the Visa Office at the Australian Embassy Berlin. If you wish to enter Australia for business purposes and you do not hold an ETA eligible passport, you should check if you are eligible to apply online for an eVisitor or apply for a Visitor visa (Business Visitor stream) (s/c 600).
* The Australian Government does not charge for using the ETA Service. Most service providers will issue the ETA free of charge as part of the booking, however, they are free to request a service charge.