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Australian visa information

Heading down under? Australian visas are a must, no matter your reason for travel.

Whether you’ll be visiting for a few days or are planning a longer stay, you’ll need a visa for Australia. It’s simple enough to get one, though – you’ll be surfing on Bondi before you know it.

As a tourist you can get one of the following Australian visas online (as long as you’re from an eligible country):

  • Short Stay Tourist or Business ETA (Electronic Travel Authority):
    Valid for one year, for multiple journeys of up to three months.
  • Long Stay Business ETA:
    Valid for 10 years or the life of your passport (whichever is shorter), for multiple journeys of up to three months.

Passport validity

  • Your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is necessary.
  • If you are visiting another country travelling to or from Australia, make sure you check the entry requirements for that country.
  • Please note - This guidance is for UK passport holders only. Passengers from other countries should check with the necessary Government department for travel information.

How to apply for your Australian visa

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You can also apply for your visa through the Australian High Commission in London:

Australian High Commission

  • Tel 0207 379 4334

Opening hours

Mon - Fri, 09:00 - 17:00

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