Australian 12 Month Tourist Visa

An Australian 12 month visa is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, and will allow it’s holder to stay in Australia continuously for this period.

The cost of an Australian 12 month tourist visa is $250.00 USD.

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The terms of this visa state that the holder may not undertake paid work, however some voluntary work may be acceptable. Any work undertaken cannot be in return for wages, but it is acceptable to receive meals, accommodation, and any out of pocket expenses.

The holder of the visa may undertake study for up to 3 month however the reason for travel must be for recreation. This visa must not be used for any business purposes.

You may enter and leave Australia as many times as you like for 12 months under this visa.

As this visa does not permit employment you may be asked to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to accommodate your stay in Australia (around $7,124 USD).

As previously stated you can study but for no longer than 3 months. If you want to study and intend to do so for longer than 4 weeks you may be required to undergo a chest x-ray examination.


  • This visa can be processed in 10 working days from receiving all requested information, finances will be scrutinised.
  • Permits continuous stays of up to 12 months per trip.
  • Valid on holder’s passport for up to 12 months.
  • Applicant does not require pre-booked flights to travel.
  • Applicants must hold a passport from an Australian government specified country.
  • Applicant’s passport must be valid for 12 months or more.

In order to be eligible for an Australian 12 month visa, you must hold a valid passport from one of the following countries:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong (SAR)*
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan**
  • United Kingdom - British Citizen
  • United Kingdom - British National
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City

* A Hong Kong Document of Identity (HKDI) cannot be used to apply for an ETA. Residents of Hong Kong require a citizen passport to apply for this visa.
** Holders of Taiwan passports can only be processed for an ETA if residing and applying in Taiwan. Applications can be lodged with an approved ETA travel agent in Hong Kong, or Australian Visa Services officers in Taipei.

Note: If you have criminal convictions to declare, additional fees will apply.

The cost of an Australian 12 month tourist visa is $250.00 USD.

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