How to Apply for an Australian Travel Visa?

Australia has a good balanced weather all year round. Since it is in the southern hemisphere of the earth, the seasons are in reverse order. So, Christmas in Australia comes during the summer season. Isn’t it crazy? Australia has always been one of the most traveled countries in the world. The country is a huge island and has a lot to offer to tourists.

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Are you planning to visit Australia soon? Here’s everything you need to know:

How to apply for an Australian travel visa:

  1. You need to apply for the Subclass 600 Visitor visa. Download a visa application form for the same from Australian High Consulate’s website. The website also has a PDF with a list of documents and other requirements that you need to apply for the visitor visa.
  2. Collect the documents required. You need to make a soft copy of the documents as Australia offers e-visa for Indian citizens. For an e-visa application, you need to have a soft copy of all your documents. You can also go to your nearest Australian visa application centre.
  3. Before doing so, you need to book an appointment online with the Australian High Commission, Delhi. Make sure you take all your documents with you at the visa application centre. Once you make the appointment, travel to your nearest Australian visa application centre and complete the process.

Some things to remember:

It generally takes four weeks for visitor visa processing. It can get delayed if it is holiday time in Australia. So plan your trip well in advance, so that you don’t have to be worried until the last moment. An Australian visitor visa is valid for three months. It costs somewhere around AUD 140 or INR 7000, depending the on the current conversion rates of that time.


It is very easy to get an Australian visitor visa. However, remember that you can’t work in Australia on this visa.

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