Tourist stream Visitor visa (subclass 600)

The purpose of this visa is to allow people to travel to Australia for tourism or business purposes, or to visit family, on a temporary basis. The minimum requirements for the Tourist stream of this visa are set out below:


For people travelling to Australia for a holiday or to visit family or friends.

As the visa applicant, you must:

  • genuinely intend to visit Australia for a holiday, to see family and/or friends, or for other purposes that are not related to business/work or medical treatment
  • have access to sufficient funds to cover your costs whilst you are in Australia

meet the relevant health and character criteria (this could include a requirement to obtain health insurance for the period of your stay in Australia)

Related: Other streams of Visitor visa (subclass 600)