Extending Holiday visa Australia
If 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.
Long 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):
|Hong Kong (SAR)||Hungary||Iceland||Ireland|
|Papua New Guinea||Poland||Portugal||Qatar|
|Romania||San Marino||Saudi Arabia||Serbia|
|Singapore||Slovak Republic||Slovenia||South Korea|
|Turkey||United Arab Emirates||United Kingdom British Citizen||United States of America|
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