Detailed information about Visitor visas is available from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website.
Who is this visa for?
For people to visit Australia for a holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes. If you are an Australian Citizen or have obtained Australian Citizenship by descent, you are not able to apply for, or be granted an Australian visa.
Visa options and how to apply
For service standards for Visitor/Tourist visa application processing, please see the DIBP website.
Depending on individual circumstances, applications may take shorter or longer than the indicated standard processing times. We advise you not to purchase airline tickets before your visa application is finalised.