Backpacking Australia – Australian Visa’s & Immigration
So you want to go to Australia, but do they want you to go?
That can very much depend of the nature of your trip, how long you want to stay and whether you have a Visa!
Australian can be tough on immigration so this is an important section you to read before you apply.
This section covers off some of the basics and shows you some of the places you can go to find out what you need, how to get it and where to get it from.
How long can I stay there on an Australian Visa
This will depend on the declaration you complete when you enter Australia and also the type of visa you have.
There are many different type of VISA, covered off in the VISA’s section and the length of stay offered by the visa can vary from 3, 6 or 12 months.
Can I work there?
Under certain circumstances you can but you will need to look into it more and will certainly need a visa.
Do I need a Australian Visa?
You sure do…
If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia.
If you are from New Zealand you can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country.
If you are from anywhere else you must apply for a visa before you leaving home.
You can apply for a range of visas as listed below; these vary in price, complexity and length of stay:
Types of Visa available – click + to reveal content
What if I want to extend my stay?
If you are already in Australia and hold a valid ETA, eVisitor, Tourist visa granted for a stay of three months or less you can extend your stay in Australia to a maximum of six months.
This information can periodically change so check out the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website for details.
Oz visa form
How do I apply for an Australian Visa?
You can apply for a visa in one of three ways:
• At your nearest Australian Consulate
• For some Visa’s you can apply online
• Use a company providing a VISA service
(especially if you have several to apply for)
Here are some links to companies who can provide you a VISA service if you really want to make life easier: