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Extending Holiday visa Australia

Holiday / January 11, 2021

Visitor Visa Australia: boats moored in WoolloomoolooIf you want a long stay visitor visa, Australia offers a visa (subclass 600) that covers non-work visits of up to 12 months. Here’s how to get one. If you’re between 18 and 30 there’s a more flexible working holiday visa.

The visitor visa Australia (subclass 600) is designed for people who are not eligible for the online

It’s also for those who do meet the requirements of the ETA or eVisitor but who want to stay longer than three months at a time.

You cannot work in Australia under this visa. A certain amount of genuine volunteer work is acceptable, provided tourism remains the main purpose of your visit.

600 Visitor Visa Australia Rights

A visitor visa Australia may be single or multiple entry. It will let you stay for three, six or twelve months, depending on your personal circumstances and the reason for your visit. Three and six month periods are the norm, a twelve month unbroken stay is less usual.

If you want to study, this visa allows you to do that for up to three months. If you want to study for a longer period you will need to apply for an Australia student visa. You cannot use this visa to extend your student visa to start, continue or complete a CRICOS registered course.

Your visitor visa Australia may be granted with an 8503 ‘No further stay’ condition. If this is the case, you will not be granted any other visa (except for a protection visa) while you remain in Australia. This condition may be waived in exceptional circumstances.

Visitor visa Australia: Doctor holding up his hand in a 'stop' signLong Stay Visa Requirements

Visitor Visa Australia (subclass 600) Online Application

If you are outside Australia and you hold one of these passports you can apply for a Visitor Visa online (Visa e600):

Andorra Argentina Austria Bahrain
Belgium Brazil Brunei Bulgaria
Canada Chile Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland
Former Macedonia France Germany Greece
Hong Kong (SAR) Visitor visa Australia: pencil sketch of aHungary Iceland Ireland
Italy Japan Kuwait Latvia
Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia
Maldives Malta Micronesia Monaco
Montenegro The Netherlands Norway Oman
Papua New Guinea Poland Portugal Qatar
Romania San Marino Saudi Arabia Serbia
Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia South Korea
Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan
Turkey United Arab Emirates United Kingdom British Citizen United States of America
Vatican City

If your country is not on this list then you need to lodge a paper application. You can do this

  • from outside Australia; and also
  • from inside Australia if you have a valid visa and you want to extend your stay after you’ve arrived.

If you apply for this visa outside Australia, then you must still be outside Australia when a
decision is made on your application. If you apply for this visa in Australia then you must

Tree with tickets: Student making online application for an extended visitor visa Australia