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Visitor Visas - subclass 600
The Australian Embassy Visa Office endeavours to finalise a high percentage of visitor visa applications within our standard processing times
Visitor visas will only be given priority if there are exceptional circumstances. The visa office must be fair to all applicants as bringing forward processing of one application disadvantages others who may have equally compelling circumstances.
The Visitor visa is for the temporary entry of people for tourism or business visitor purposes. There are two streams which can be applied for outside Australia:
Tourist stream: For people to visit Australia temporarily for a holiday, to visit relatives or friends or for other short-term non-work purposes, including study for less than three months.
Business Visitor stream: For applicants seeking to engage in business visitor activities including:
• making general business or government enquiries,
• contract negotiations,
• government visits
• attending conferences, seminars, job interviews or professional examinations.
(Note: The Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) is the appropriate visa for:
o Performing work for organisations or persons based in Australia
o Sales of good or services directly to the general public (retail activity)
Certain passport holders are also eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or eVisitor.
Tourist stream: Form 1419
Business Visitor Stream: Form 1415
Additional Information: Tourist Stream and Business Visitor Stream applicants
The Visa Office has identified additional information visa applicants may provide when they lodge Tourist Stream and Business Visitor Stream visa applications. The provision of the identified information is not mandatory, but may assist in the processing of a visa application. Please refer to the following page for an application checklist that will assist preparing the necessary documentation to submit an Australian Visitor visa application here in the Philippines.
Online lodgement for Visitor Visas - subclass 600
From 1 August 2014, the Australian Government is providing online access to nationals of several countries to apply for a Visitor Visa (visa subclass 600).
The online visa lodgement system is available to applicants at their convenience, seven days a week, without the need to apply in person or send in application forms by mail. Applications can be made at www.immi.gov.au (see: Online Services). Please note that you will need access to a credit card to pay for an online application. A third party may complete an online application on your behalf with your consent.
To ensure the timely processing of your visa applications, please ensure that you upload all relevant supporting documents to your application. For applicants in the Philippines applying to visit Australia for tourism and/or business purposes, please refer to our application checklist for information on what to include with your application, see: http://www.philippines.embassy.gov.au/mnla/Application_checklists.html.
For more information about online visas and which nationalities are eligible to make online applications, see:
Special medical requirements
In circumstances where a known health condition exists an applicant may be requested to do further medical checks. Processing times may vary significantly than advertised service standards.
1. Clients Over 75 years of Age?
2. Client seeking to stay in Australia for 3 or more months
See: Health requirements
Fees and Charges
See: Fees and Charges