The evisitor subclass 651 visa allows applicants to visit Australia as much as you’d like within a 12-month period with each stay being up to 3 months.
Note: You are not eligible if you apply with a certificate of identity, any other travel document or a non-citizen passport.
As of January 2022, The Department of Home Affairs current published list of eligible countries is as follows:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom – British Citizen, Vatican City
The following are not eligible passports for this visa:
Under this visa, as a business visitor you can make general business/employment enquiries, make or review business contracts, take part in activities as part of an official government visit, take part in a business seminar, conference or trade fair (this cannot be paid work)
You can’t work or provide a service to a business or organisation in Australia or sell goods and services to the Australia public directly. If you want to do short term work in Australia that is not considered being a business visitor or for an income apply for a Temporary Work Visa.
There is no cost associated with the visa application.
Additional costs: You might also have to pay other costs for each applicant for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
Secondary applicants: you cannot include family members on this visa application anyone who wishes to travel with you must apply separately
This is a temporary visa; with this visa you can visit Australia for up to 3 months at a time within a 12-month period. The 12 months starts on the date the visa is granted.
Note: if you enter Australia on a cruise, you will need a valid visa, for round trip cruises (from Australia and returning to Australia); any time on the cruise counts as time in Australia on your visa, the department considers this as not leaving Australia. Leaving Australia on a cruise and re-entering does not re-set the stay period.
As of January 2022, the published processing times are:
Travellers who are exempt from travel restrictions will be prioritised in the que.
It is important you arrange to have health insurance when travelling as you are personally liable for any medical expenses including unforeseen circumstances. See more on health insurance for overseas visitors.
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