The Australian Visitor Visa lets you visit Australia for tourism or business visitor activities. Tourism includes holidays, recreation and seeing family or friends. Business visitor activities may include attending a conference, negotiation or an exploratory business visit.
You cannot work for or provide services to a business or organisation in Australia or sell goods or services to the public. People intending informal study or training for less than 3 months, may also apply for a Visitor visa.
Longer Visitor visas for parents of Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents are able to apply for Visitor visas to visit Australia for longer.
The department will grant on a case-by-case basis:
- Visitor visas of up to five years validity which provide a stay of up to 12 months on each entry to those parents who are outside Australia and are in the Parent (subclass 103) visa queue.
- Visitor visas of up to three years validity with 12 months stay on each entry will be considered for parents who are outside Australia and are not in the Parent visa queue.
Please note that a condition will be placed on these visas that restrict the time you spend in Australia to 12 months in every 18 months.