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Australia Tourist Visa

Below is a complete, informative guide on everything you need to know about applying for an Australia Visit Visa.

About the Australia Tourist Visa

An Australia Tourist Visa is a type of non-immigrant visa. It allows foreign nationals to visit Australia for a short time period.

Dubain citizens who wish to visit Australia for tourism purposes have to apply for the visitor visa (Subclass 600), which allows them to go to Australia for business or tourism related activities.

According to the Australia embassy,

  • When you apply for a tourist visa, you cannot work for any business or sell services/goods in Australia.
  • People intending informal study or training for less than 3 months, may also apply for a Visitor visa.
  • Parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents are able to apply for Visitor visas to visit Australia for longer.

Eligibility Criteria for an Australia Visit Visa

The eligibility requirements of an Australia Tourist Visa are :

  • You must have sufficient funds to support yourself.
  • You must display intent to return to your home country.
  • You must display the purpose of the visit.
  • You must show that you are in good health.
  • You must display that you have a good character.
  • You must show proof that you have no criminal records.
  • You must not have any debts towards the Australian government.
  • You must not accept or seek any jobs.
  • You cannot study using this visa.
  • You must follow the laws of the country.

If you are visiting family or friends, then :

  • You must show the letter of invitation.

If you are traveling the country, then :

  • You must show your travel documents.

If you are visiting for medical purposes, then :

  • You must show the medical documents needed.

People who can apply for the Subclass 600 (Visitor) Visa are given in the table below:

Stream type Who can apply
Tourist stream (apply in Australia)
  • People who want to go to Australia to explore or visit family.
  • The purpose cannot be business or medical treatment.
Tourist stream (apply outside Australia)
  • People who want to visit Australia to explore or visit family.
Sponsored family stream
  • People who want to visit family members in Australia.
  • Family members sponsor the trip
Business visitor stream
  • People who want to visit Australia for business purposes.
Approved Destination Status stream
  • Citizens from certain areas of China
  • They are traveling with a tour organized by an approved travel agent.
Frequent traveller stream
  • Citizens of the People’s Republic of China.
  • They travel for personal or business purposes.

Documentation for an Australia Tourist Visa

The documents required for obtaining the Australia Tourist Visa are :

  • Valid passport
  • Old passports (if any)
  • Recent photographs (as per the requirements)
  • Completed visa application form (Form 1419)
  • Documents showing your purpose of visit
  • Proof of funds
  • Bank statements (past six months)
  • Income tax returns (past three years)
  • Property investments (if any)
  • Fixed deposits (if any)
  • Medical test results
  • X-ray examinations
  • Personal cover letter
  • Travel Insurance
  • Proofs of Accommodation

Related Faqs

Application Process for an Australia Visit Visa in 2022

You can get an Australia tourist visa by following the steps given below:

  • Step 1: You must choose a suitable subclass.
  • Step 2: Submit the necessary documents.
  • Step 3: Fill the visa application form.
  • Step 4: Pay the required visa fees.
  • Step 5: Arrange an appointment for submitting the application form.
  • Step 6: If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will get the tourist visa.

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Cost of a Tourist Visa for Australia

Australia tourist visa costs vary. It depends on the subclass you are applying to.

Some of the visa fees are given in the table below.

Subclass Visa fees
Subclass 601 AUD20 (In Australian Dollar)
Subclass 651 Free
Subclass 600 Varies depending on the streams
Subclass 417 AUD485 (In Australian Dollar)
Subclass 462 AUD485 (In Australian Dollar)
Subclass 771 Free


The fee details of the various streams are given in the table below

Streams Fees (in Australian Dollars – AUD)
Tourist stream (apply in Australia) 365
Tourist stream (apply outside Australia) 145
Sponsored family stream 145
Business visitor stream 145
Approved Destination Status stream 145
Frequent traveler stream 1065

Australia Visa Fee for Dubain Citizens

Visa Subclass / Note Base Charge
Visitor Subclass 600 – For all streams except Frequent Traveler / 1a and 1b 140AUD
Visitor Subclass 600 – For Frequent Traveller 1,020AUD
e-Visitor (Subclass 651) Nil
ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) / 1c Nil

The Australian visa fee and other charges change regularly based on the norms set by the Australian government.


  • 1a Visitor Visa of the Subclass 600 features 5 streams.
  • 1b visa is for applicants who represent any foreign government. However, the visa charges are nil, but it requires supporting evidence.
  • 1c ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) applications are processed online and hence, they are subject to service charges.

Processing Time For an Australia Visit Visa

The processing time of obtaining the Australia tourist visa varies. It depends on the subclass you are applying to.

The time required to process the various subclasses are given below.

Subclass Processing time (approximately)
Subclass 601
Subclass 651 4 months
Subclass 600 5 days – 6 months
Subclass 417 35 – 87 days
Subclass 462 51 – 85 days
Subclass 771 13 – 32 days

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