Before you begin your trip to Australia, make sure you check the visa requirements. All travellers entering Australia need a valid passport, as well as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or appropriate visa (Australian or New Zealand passport holders excepted). You must have your ETA or visa before travelling to Australia.
ETAS & eVistor visas for Australia
ETAs and eVisitor Visas are the same as a visa, but there is no stamp or label in your passport and you don't have to visit an Australian Visa Office to submit an application. ETAs and eVisitor visas are issued for short-stay tourists and business travellers to Australia from certain countries. All other travellers, including working holidaymakers, students and longer-stay tourists must carry a full-fledged visa. To make it easy for you, you can apply for ETAs, eVisitor visas and many other visa types online.
Who can access an ETA?
Travellers from a long list of Asian and European countries, as well as the United States and Canada.
Short-stay tourists or business travellers, maximum three months stay, and multiple entry within 12 months.
Who can access an eVisitor visa?
Travellers from most European countries can apply.
Short-stay tourists or business travellers, maximum three month stay, and multiple entry within 12 months.
What is the difference between an ETA and an eVisitor visa
Aside from eligibility differences, the main differentiation between an ETA and an eVisitor visa is that eVisitor holders are in some circumstances permitted to study or undergo training in Australia for up to 3 months.
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Information last updated 12 Jul 2023
While every effort has been made to ensure correct information, YHA Australia does not take responsibility for any errors or omissions or any loss or inconvenience suffered by any person resulting from information published on this page.
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