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Tourist Stream (apply in Australia)

Tourist Stream (apply in Australia)

This visa stream lets you visit Australia as a tourist, to see family and friends or for purposes other than business or medical treatment.


Up to 12 months

Processing Time

For an indication of processing times for this visa, use the visa processing time guide tool. This will show the processing times for recently decided applications. It is a guide only and not specific to your application.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We might grant you a stay of up to 12 months
  • Visit friends and family, cruise or have a holiday
  • If you hold another visa that is expiring and want to stay longer, this visa might suit you
  • You must be in Australia when you apply and when we decide your application.
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You can make a short visit for business visitor reasons, but you can’t work or sell goods or services
  • We might let you enter Australia once or many times while the visa is valid
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide your visa