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Visitor Visa options - for visits of up to 3, 6 or 12 months
If you wish to travel to Australia for non-business purposes, you may choose one of the following visitor visa options. These visa options are for people who want to visit Australia for a holiday or recreation, visit family and/or friends, or study for up to 3 months. Working is not permitted under these visa subclasses.
If you wish to work and travel, please see the following visa options.
eVisitor - Electronic Tourist and Business visa for passport holders from 35 European countries seeking entry for up to 3 months.
If you hold an eVisitor-eligible passport, you may obtain your short-stay tourist or business visa online.
If your stay will exceed 3 months, you may be eligible to apply for an e676 tourist visa.
See: eVisitor-eligible passports - DIAC website
See: eVisitor Application - DIAC website
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship wishes to advise that there is no charge for e-visitor visas.
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) for a stay of up to 3 months
If you hold an ETA-eligible passport, you can apply for your ETA through most travel agents and airlines. If your airline or agent does not provide this service, you may be eligible to apply online for an eVisitor visa (s/c 651). If your intended stay exceeds 3 months, please apply for an e676 tourist visa.
Electronic Tourist Visa (e676) for a stay of up to 3, 6 or 12 months
If you hold an e676 eligible passport, you can apply for your electronic tourist visa of up to 12 months online.
How to obtain a Visitor Visa (Tourist stream) if you are not eligible for Electronic Visas
If you are unable or ineligible to apply for an electronic visa, you will need to lodge a paper visitor visa application by sending the following documents to the Australian Embassy, Berlin.
Please complete, sign and date Form 1419;
Download Form 1419 - DIAC Website (PDF)
A clear (uncertified) copy of the biodata page of your valid passport should be enclosed with the visa application. A case officer may request that you submit your original passport during the processing of your application.
Please attach to your application one recent passport photograph of yourself
(and all family members included in the application);
Evidence of sufficient funds to cover your proposed visit to Australia (e.g. a
recent bank statement);
Evidence of incentive to return to your country of usual residence (e.g. evidence of employment/proof that you are a student, or close family ties)
A list of the names and addresses of your nearest relatives (not only those
resident in Australia): parents, (independent) children, brothers and sisters
If visiting close family in Australia (who is a citizen or permanent resident of
Australia), a letter of invitation to visit;
If you are not a citizen of the country where you reside, a copy of your most
up-to-date residence permit for that country;
If you are aged 75 years or older:
Please provide proof of medical insurance for the period of your stay in Australia
Provide a health assessment by one of our panel doctors. For this, please download the form below which you should take to one of our panel doctors
Form 26 Medical examination for an Australian visa (PDF)
See: List of Panel Doctors
Please ensure that you quote your last name and first name exactly as stated in your passport and do not use a pencil. Ensure that all questions are answered and that the credit card authorisation form is correctly filled in.
Visa Application Charge
The Visa Application Charge is levied per person except for children who are included in a parent's passport. The Visa Application Charge is a processing charge and cannot be refunded irrespective of the outcome of the application.
A good copy of the biodata page of your valid passport should be enclosed with the visa application.
Please refer to the Health Requirements to see if your country of origin or residence and the nature/duration of your visit require you to undergo any health clearance formalities.
See: Health Requirements - DIAC Website
Where do I apply?
Please mail your application or deliver personally to the following address:
(Visa Counter Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.00 - 11.00 hrs):
Note: Applications will be processed in order of receipt. We are unable to expedite applications because of travel arrangements made prior to holding a valid visa or travel authority for Australia.
You can help us to process your case quickly by ensuring that your application is complete and includes all the information listed above.
Please note that we recommend that you do not make travel commitments until after the visa has been approved.
Need more information?
See: Contact us
If you wish to apply for a Visitor visa in the Sponsored Family stream, please refer to the following page: